Masters champion Scottie Scheffler sends emotional message to pregnant wife after sensational Augusta triumph

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler sends emotional message to pregnant wife after sensational Augusta triumph

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 15/04/2024

- 00:34

Updated: 15/04/2024

- 00:50

The world No 1 has now won a second green jacket

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler looked emotional while discussing pregnant wife Meredith Scudder following his triumph at Augusta.

The 27-year-old won a second green jacket, two years after claiming his first, with a sensational performance in Georgia on Sunday.

Scheffler and Meredith are expecting their first child together this month.

And the Masters champion has now sent a sweet message to his wife, telling her he's coming home and will be there as quickly as he can.

Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler has sent an emotional message to his wife after winning the Masters


"I'm coming home," he said. "I'm coming home as quick as I can.

"Yeah, I love you and I'm coming home. That's all."

When quizzed further, he joked: "You're going to make me cry.

"It's a very, very special time for both of us. I really can't put into words what it means to win this tournament again, I really can't put into words what it's going to be like to be a father for the first time.

"So I'm looking forward to getting home and celebrating with Meredith, it's been a long week here without her.

"But I'm just looking forward to getting home."

Scheffler didn't look nervous whatsoever as he shot his way to victory, showing why he's world No 1 in the process.

However, the American did admit he had to force himself to stay calm as he closed in on glory.

"I did my best to stay calm out there," he admitted. "I tried to stay patient out on the course and was able to make some key shots and key putts today.

"Ludvig [Aberg] played great today, he made a good move at me on the back nine and I was fortunate to hold him off there towards the end."

Sky Sports pundits were full of praise for Scheffler, with Butch Harmon praising the 27-year-old for the way he overcame some issues on Friday to remain in the mix.

"He was very impressive, everything he has done this year is impressive," he said.

"People forget how good he was on Friday in all that wind when he could have blown himself out of contention.

"There is a reason he is No 1 in the world, a reason he has won two Masters, a reason he is the man!"

He continued: “He is a wonderful human being, the kind of person we would all like to be.


Scottie Scheffler Meredith Scudder

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler met with Meredith Scudder in high school with the couple set to become parents later this month


"There are no flaws in his life and he doesn’t really have any flaws in his golf game.

“He is a tactician. He won this tournament as much with his brain as with his golf clubs. He is the complete package, No 1 in the world.

“There is probably no one close. I used to think Jon Rahm was but he isn’t anymore.

“This guy is going to take over the mantle for a while. I think he is going to win two or three more times this year the way he is playing.”

And Sir Nick Faldo said: "He has a great ability to get out in front, it doesn’t faze him.

Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler was emotional after winning the Masters for the second time in his career


"He knew how to react to fellow competitors having a run at him.

"He has gifted hands and the ability to play shots a little bit better than everyone else."

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