PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler arrives at Valhalla after birth of son

LOUISVILLE — Scotty Scheffler arrived at the PGA Championship Monday as the reigning Masters champion and his new father.

Scheffler, the world No. 1 and favorite to win the PGA Championship, was at Wells Fargo last week, although with good reason: he was expecting his first child with his wife, Meredith. – Missed the championship. The child was born on May 8, the boy’s name was Bennett.

Scheffler was spotted at the Valhalla training ground early Monday morning and received plenty of congratulations from fellow players. Scheffler is scheduled to address the media on Tuesday.

Scheffler enters the PGA Championship as the winner of four of his past five appearances, garnering attention for his second Masters title and as the first player to successfully win consecutive Players Championships. . The Arnold Palmer Invitational and RBC Heritage are both marquee events on the PGA Tour, so the other two wins weren’t too bad.

The Texan has three top-10 finishes in four career starts at the PGA Championship, including a T-2 win at last year’s PGA Championship, with Brooks – Finished 2 strokes behind Koepka.

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