How Scottie Scheffler’s Incredible Season Compares To Tiger Woods During His Dominant Era

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Scottie Scheffler came into the Tour Championship at East Lake GC ranked #1 in he world and #1 in the FedEx Cup standings with a multi-shot lead over the field.

Ultimately, Viktor Hovland would play lights out to capture the $18 million FedEx Cup bonus and Scottie finished t6th for $2 million, but it capped off one of the best season of golf in recent history.

Just how good was Scottie Scheffler’s season?

Golf insiders Justin Ray and Kyle Porter shared some stats from Sccottie Scheffler’s dream season on X/Twitter. The biggest takeaway is we haven’t seen anything as great as Scottie’s season since Tiger Woods was in his heyday.

Scheffler averaged 68.63/round which was the 7th best in history. The 6 scores ahead of him? Those are all owned by Tiger Woods:

If that X/Tweet isn’t loading, Tiger’s years of dominance (ahead of Scottie Scheffler) were 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2009.

This stat is wild. Scottie Scheffler only made bogey or worse on 10.73% of the holes he played this season. No other player has averaged below 11% over the span of a season since Tiger Woods did it back in 2002 when he averaged 10.29%, just ahead of Scottie.

As for how Scheffler compared to the field, Kyle Porter shows how it’s actually remarkable that Scottie only won twice this season. He led the PGA Tour in so many strokes gained categories:

If that tweet/X isn’t loading, Scheffler ranked 1st in strokes gained for Driving, Approach, Tee to Green, Total SG, Greens in Regulation, Scoring Average, Money Earned, Top 10s, and Aggregate Score at Major Championships.

There’s no taking away from what Viktor Hovland did over the final 2 weeks of the season. If there’s ever a time to get hot it is when there’s a chance to make nearly $30 million in two weeks. But Scottie Scheffler’s season was incredible and the golf world hasn’t seen anything like it since Tiger Woods was firing on all cylinders.

Next up? The Ryder Cup. Scottie has the chance to cement his place in the history books.