Scotty Schaeffler reclaimed the number one spot on the Official World Golf Rankings after finishing runner-up in the PGA Championship to Brooks Koepka, who finished two strokes ahead. Schaeffler hit 65 in the final round and finished 7-under at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.
Schaeffler’s great season includes playing in every tournament and finishing outside his top 12 once in 13. During that time, he won the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale and The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He also tied for fifth at the AT&T Byron Nelson last week.
After being told about reclaiming the number one spot, Schaeffler responded by saying, “It’s great, but I really don’t care. It’s just an algorithm.” This isn’t the first time he has been at the top of the rankings, as he previously became number one in March 2022 after winning the WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and WGC Dell Technologies Match Play.
Schaeffler is not playing for world rankings but to compete. “I lost to guys who played better this week, and it was Brooks who came out on top,” he said before the final round. In the end, he turned at 1-under 34 and made four birdies on the back nine, including a 65 on the 18th hole.
Overall, Schaeffler’s impressive season speaks for itself, with his consistency and championship victories propelling him back to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.