Scottie Scheffler Did Not Return Caddie's Flying Chest Bump After Yet Another Win

Scheffler strolls to victory at RBC Heritage, his fourth in five events.
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Scottie Scheffler continued his dominance, wrapping up yet another comfortable three-shot victory Monday morning at the RBC Heritage.

Golf's unquestioned No. 1 player has now one four of his last five starts, including last weekend at the Masters where he picked up his second green jacket. Any Scheffler-related number right now is borderline ridiculous, as he's put together one of the hotter stretches the sport has seen this century.

His cakewalk at Harbor Town, which came after a somewhat underwhelming opening-round 69, is his 10th win in the span of 51 starts. He's finished in the top-10 in 35 of those events. Scheffler is the first PGA Tour player since 2008 to win four of five, along the way racking up $16.2 million in the span of 43 days. At this point it's hard to imagine him losing again, though, history suggests that will probably happen. Along with the fatigue, he'll become a father before playing his next event and trying to capture the PGA Championship, which comes with all sorts of new challenges.

For now, though, he's basking in an all-time heater. There was some entirely unnecessary concern-trolling after the triumphed in Augusta about his lack of charisma but anyone with even a casual interest in golf should be spellbound and locked in on all of his shots because it's exciting to watch a machine like that do work. Almost every time he appears to be in moderate trouble he easily wriggles his way out of the developing jam.

All of this has been great for his caddie, Ted Scott, who is amassing more money than a lot of the actual players by taking his cut after the typical weekend cruise. This time the bagman, who previously found glory at the Masters twice with Bubba Watson, tried to interject some energy into the situation by delivering a flying chestbump with the usually reserved Scheffler. And wouldn't you know it, the move was not reciprocated, creating a humorous visual.

"I knew he wasn’t going to go for it," Scott said post-round. "It was something– Monday finish, I'm gonna try and make it exciting and do something stupid."

It must be nice to have winning become so routine that you feel the need to spice it up. Scott will likely have pleny of opportunities to try out new physical comedy after Scheffler wraps up tournaments down the road. Could be a great bit.


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