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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Scottie Scheffler arrived on property at Valhalla Golf Club on Monday, a simple question arrived with him: As a new father, was he tired?

Six days later, after his final round on Sunday, he met with the media. The last question of that session: Would he be required to appear in-person for Tuesday’s arraignment?

What a long, strange week it had been.

Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported that the Schefflers had welcomed their son Bennett to the world the previous week. With the happy and healthy mother-son duo back in Dallas, Scottie arrived at Valhalla on a legendary heater, with four wins (plus one runner-up finish) in his last five starts. Could he keep it going? Could he claim the second leg of the Grand Slam?

When Scheffler met with the media he said something interesting. (I’ve found this to be increasingly common with Scheffler. I’m not sure if that means the answers have gotten better or if the questions have. Either way, good stuff.) Asked about fatherhood and balance, Scheffler revealed one way in which this line of personal questioning had him somewhat on edge.

“I try to do my best to keep my personal life out of kind of the public eye,” he said. “I think that’s something that my wife and I — we like having almost two separate lives. I have my life out here in public where I’m out competing and playing in front of fans, then we have our life at home where we really just want to go home and hang out with our friends and go out to dinner and just be kind of regular old normal people and live our lives because that’s really who we are, I feel like.”

That phrase “two separate lives” stuck with me. Not because it’s wrong or unrealistic; it’s probably the goal of most public figures. There’s your public life and your “real” life. But with time and with success and with fame that all becomes tougher to control. And with kids everything becomes tougher to control.

“It’s kind of a tough balance because it’s such an exciting time that I want to be able to share it with everybody, but there’s also the balance of wanting to keep our private life private and at home,” Scheffler continued. “I think that’s something that I’ll learn, as well, is kind of striking a balance between being able to share the joy of being a parent with everybody while also keeping our kids’ lives as private as possible.”

Scheffler played the back nine with fellow Tour dad Max Homa, whose son Cam was born in 2022. They were joined by club pro Jeremy Wells, who went from “12 people watching and I know them all” to a distinctly different experience.

“It was the real deal,” Wells said the next day, crediting the practice round for preparing him for Thursday. “To have that experience, to be so heightened and so nervous in a practice round, and I hit it fine. I survived. So thanks to those guys. They were super welcoming and kind, and I think that was a big deal for me.”

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