Complete control. Putting on a clinic. Unstoppable. However you want to slice it or whatever you want to call it, Scottie Scheffler's performance at the Masters was a masterclass in ball control - especially with his short game. And that ball, the Pro V1, is the same ball he has teed up in every event he has played since becoming a member of the PGA TOUR. He has trusted this ball for all of his wins, including his first major championship at the Masters and during his meteoric rise to the #1 player in the world. So in case you missed it in our recent Tour Recap, we wanted to share some fast facts about Scottie's Masters win along with some other great insight around why he plays the Pro V1. Keep reading below to get the scoop...
MASTERS WIN: AT A GLANCE
- Scheffler – who plays a Pro V1 with high play numbers (5-6-7-8) – closed in 1-under 71, ending the week as the only player to shoot all four rounds under par and post double-digits under par (10 under).
- He made 21 birdies over the four days at Augusta National, including consecutive birdies on Nos. 14 and 15 Sunday, posting rounds of 69-67-71-71 to win by three shots.
- It was his second-consecutive victory on the PGA TOUR, following his win two weeks ago at the WGC-Dell Match Play, and fourth in his last six starts, beginning with his breakthrough victory at the WM Phoenix Open in February.
- Only one other player in PGA TOUR history has four wins in a season including a major and World Golf Championship.
SCHEFFLER ON HIS PRO V1
- Key to Scheffler’s round was his chip-in for birdie on the par-4 third hole. From 29 yards left of the green, Scheffler chipped his Pro V1 into the top of the steep slope. It hopped two or three times, before hitting the brakes and dropping into the hole. Watch Scottie share his technique for this shot below:
And hear some feedback from Scottie about his Pro V1 here:
And here are some of the highlights from Scottie's answer in the video above:
- “It’s really important to trust your golf ball and know exactly what it’s going to do,” Scheffler said early last year after making his switch to the 2021 Pro V1 model. “Because if I change the shot a little bit, it’s going to skip... maybe three times or I’m going to try and hit it to where it skips six or seven times. And so it’s really important for me to have that trust in the Pro V1 to where I know it’s going to do exactly what I want it to do.”
- “I would say what is most pivotal was getting that ball up-and-down,” Scheffler said of the shot. “To have it go in was obviously off the charts, but my main goal was just to get up-and-down, and see it go in was definitely special.”
- Scheffler transitioned to the current Pro V1 model at the beginning of last season in Kapalua.
- Said Scheffler: “I found the new (2021 Pro V1) to be a little bit faster and a little bit softer cover. I was nipping it a little more around the greens, and then I picked up a couple miles per hour with the driver, so it was a good change. The aerodynamics were also better. The ball was more stable in the wind, but I could still put the amount of curve that I needed to put on the golf ball. A lot of times when the wind’s blowing really hard, you’ve got to really hold the ball against the wind as well. So you still need to be able to put some curve on that golf ball and control it with it also being stable in the wind. And I found that the new ball was a little bit better and a little bit more stable.”