Scottie Scheffler US Open 2023 Preview – Is a Second Major in Sight?

Scottie Scheffler US Open 2023 Preview – Is a Second Major in Sight?
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World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is currently in better form than any golfer on the PGA Tour but is still searching this week at the U.S. Open (Los Angeles Country Club) for his second major after winning the 2022 Masters. This year, he’s come close by recording a T10 at Augusta and a T2 at the PGA Championship last month.

Odds on Scheffler to Win


The Dallas, Texas native is the pretournament betting favorite ranging between 6-1 and 7-1, depending on the sportsbook. He is followed by World No. 2 Jon Rahm (10/1) and 2023 PGA Champion Brooks Koepka (11/1).

After 54 holes

The Highland Park High School alum concluded his day with a 197-yard hole-out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th hole and a long 22-foot birdie on the 18th to move to 7-under par and three shots back of the leaders.

Scheffler shot an even-par 35 on the front nine and a 33 on the back for a 2-under par 68.

After three rounds, he is the fourth betting favorite at 9/2 behind Rory McIlroy (2/1), Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark (both 5/2).

Has Scheffler won the U.S. Open?

The 26-year-old has yet to win a U.S. Open but has excellent results at the event. Last year at Brookline, Scheffler finished in a tie for second with Will Zalatoris, one stroke behind champion Matt Fitzpatrick. In 2021, he ended in a tie for seventh.

For his second-place finish, Scheffler earned $1,557,687 after posting rounds of 70, 67, 71 and 67.

Scheffler’s form entering the tournament

This season, he’s made 16/16 cuts and already has two wins, the Waste Management Phoenix Open (defended his title) and the Players Championship.

Other than a T45 in his first event, the CJ Cup in October, the former Korn Ferry Tour product hasn’t finished worse than T12 and is coming off three straight top-three finishes at the PGA Championship, Charles Schwab Challenge, and Memorial.

Scottie Scheffler results (h/t ESPN)

10/20 – 10/23
T4571-68-74-70283 (-1)$29,085
11/3 – 11/6

World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba

El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba
T365-71-68-62266 (-18)$375,560
11/10 – 11/13

Cadence Bank Houston Open

Memorial Park Golf Course
T970-66-71-67274 (-6)$196,500
12/1 – 12/4
272-68-66-68274 (-14)
1/5 – 1/8

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course)
T766-66-69-70271 (-21)$368,750
1/19 – 1/22

The American Express

Pete Dye Stadium Course
T1168-65-66-67266 (-22)$171,600
2/9 – 2/12

WM Phoenix Open

TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)
168-64-68-65265 (-19)$3,600,000
2/16 – 2/19

The Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club
T1270-68-70-68276 (-8)$445,000
3/2 – 3/5

Arnold Palmer Invitational pres. by Mastercard

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
T468-72-68-73281 (-7)$800,000
3/9 – 3/12

THE PLAYERS Championship

TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course)
168-69-65-69271 (-17)$4,500,000
4/6 – 4/9

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club
T1068-75-71-70284 (-4)$432,000
4/13 – 4/16

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links
T1168-65-69-70272 (-12)$445,000
5/11 – 5/14

AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch
T564-64-71-65264 (-20)$351,500
5/18 – 5/21

PGA Championship

Oak Hill Country Club
T267-68-73-65273 (-7)$1,540,000
5/25 – 5/28

Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial Country Club
T367-67-72-67273 (-7)$513,300
6/1 – 6/4

The Memorial Tournament pres. by Workday

Muirfield Village Golf Club
374-73-68-67282 (-6)$1,380,000

Since 2020, the Dallas native has competed in 12 majors, finishing in the top ten eight times (66.6% of the time).

Scheffler Notable Stats

  • Strokes gained total: 1st (2.544)
  • SG: Tee-to-green: 1st (2.775)
  • SG: Off-the-tee: 1st (1.096)
  • SG: Approach the green: 1st (1.207)
  • Greens in regulation %: 1st (73.89%)
  • Scoring average: 1st (68.750)
  • Scrambling from the rough: 2nd (67.09%)
  • Total Driving: 2nd (44)


Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on June 21, 1996, and later moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended Highland Park High School. The 8-time PGA Tour winner played collegiate golf at the University of Texas and qualified for the PGA Tour via the Korn Ferry Tour (named player of the year in 2018).

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