Scottie Scheffler, currently the world’s highest-ranked golfer, put in a strong performance Friday at TPC River Highlands.
He shot on par with two birdies and two bogeys, which was enough to keep him in contention at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Heading into the weekend, Scheffler is in the top 20 after the first 36 holes. But the 27-year-old had an embarrassing moment that he may remember for quite some time.
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Moments after Scheffler hit a tee shot, his golf club struck him in the face.
«Who says golf is not a contact sport?» joked the PGA Tour Twitter account.
Despite the driver’s hit, Scheffler did not appear to be seriously injured.
Several days ago, Scheffler casually flung his driver at the US Open, so perhaps this was a dose of karma for the 2022 Masters champion.
The error serves as a reminder that even highly-skilled golf professionals can have embarrassing moments just like amateur golfers.
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Earlier in the day, Scheffler spent some time with the captain of the US men’s national team. tyler adams.
Through two rounds of play, Scheffler is currently tied for 18th at 7-under.