But during a frustrating opening round Thursday at the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club, Scheffler’s emotions shone through as the round drew to a close.
On the final hole, with two consecutive bogeys behind him, the 25-year-old cut his drive what appeared to be dangerously close to the water on the right side of the fairway.
When he got to this ball, he saw that it had indeed gone into the water and as a result Scheffler had to take a penalty drop.
After seeing where his ball had landed, TV cameras caught Scheffler—usually collected that way—repeatedly as he slammed his driver into his bag.
Remarkably, he was able to make his third strike to within 5 yards of the pin and sink the resulting putt to save a par and show everyone why he is the world’s number 1 in golf is.
He finished the game of the day with a one-over 71, six shots behind leader Rory McIlroy.
Scheffler aspires to become just the seventh man in the modern era to win the first two majors of the season, after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.