Scottie Scheffler Becomes First Repeat Champion at THE PLAYERS Wins in Back-to-Back Weeks with Qi10 Driver and Spider Tour X

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (Mar. 17, 2024) – Scottie Scheffler erased a five-shot final round deficit behind a bogey-free 64 to become the first repeat winner in the 50-year history of THE PLAYERS. Scheffler’s magical round with Qi10 driver and Spider Tour X putter tied the largest final round comeback in PLAYERS history.

The win comes one week after Scheffler’s title at Bay Hill, making him the first player since 2001 to win THE PLAYERS the week after winning on TOUR and the first since 2007 to successfully defend a title on the PGA TOUR the week after winning a tournament.

In the last two weeks, Scheffler went a combined 35-under to capture both titles. The World No. 1 made zero bogeys in his final 31 holes at TPC Sawgrass and his final score of 20-under is the best by any defending PLAYERS champion by 10-strokes.

Scottie Scheffler WITB

  • Qi10 8.0° driver
  • Qi10 15.0° 3-wood
  • P·7TW 5-PW
  • Spider Tour X

Scheffler worked hard in practice rounds this week at TPC Sawgrass with TaylorMade Tour Rep Adrian Rietveld to reset after the thrilling win at Bay Hill and fully dial in yardages and ball speeds.

Scheffler worked hard on producing shots off the tee with various trajectories ranging from an apex of 118-feet all the way down to 67-feet. Scheffler’s Qi10 8.0° driver is set up to give him full confidence to hit his patented fade off the tee and eliminate the left side of the golf course.

His three different on course shots with driver are based on hole set up and wind direction with featured numbers of:

High Tee Shot

  • Apex: 118-feet
  • Launch Angle: 11.5°
  • Ball Speed: 177.1 MPH
  • Spin Rate: 2373 RPM
  • Carry: 305-yards

Stock Tee Shot

  • Apex: 92-feet
  • Launch Angle: 9.1°
  • Ball Speed: 175.5 MPH
  • Spin Rate: 2342 RPM
  • Carry: 295-yards

Low Tee Shot

  • Apex: 67-feet
  • Launch Angle: 6.0°
  • Ball Speed: 176.6 MPH
  • Spin Rate: 2512
  • Carry: 283-yards

Scheffler finished the week ranked first in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (6.429) and T1 in Driving Accuracy hitting 80.36% of fairways. His driver set up is:

  • Head: Qi10 8.0° driver
  • Measured Loft: 8.25°
  • Loft Sleeve: Upright (1.5° Sleeve)
  • Shaft: Ventus Black 7X
  • Length: 45’’
  • Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58 Rib
  • Tapes: 6
  • Swingweight: D4

Scheffler now has played his Spider Tour X in a total of two starts and has won both. In a press conference earlier in the week, Scheffler said that in the past he had struggled with lining up the ball in the middle of the face and the Spider Tour X has made his alignment simpler. His Spider Tour X features True Path alignment and a full sight line.

“This Spider putter is really easy for me to line up. I don’t have to use the line on the ball. I line the putter up really well, and I line up in the middle of the face, and pretty much as simple as that. Kind of gives me just a really good visual.”

Scheffler now has eight PGA TOUR wins all coming since 2022 with TaylorMade drivers in the bag.

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