This is the 25-year-old Scheffler's third US Tour win in two months (including his first US Tour win - the WM Phoenix Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and today's World Championship). With today's crowning of the "New King of the Hole", he will also replace Joan Rahm at the top of the world rankings.
In the semi-final match against Dustin Johnson, Scotty Scheffler came up on the front nine to press the "former world number one", and on the first hole of Par4, he made a birdie on two putts to take the lead, while DJ hit a putt to the greenside bunker.
On the third hole of Par4, Scheffler left a 3-foot dead birdie on two holes, and DJ made two putts on two holes.
Par3, hole 4, Scheffler two-putted for par, DJ three-putted and missed.
On the 8th hole of Par4, DJ made two putts and Scheffler made one putt, bringing the lead to four holes.
It wasn't until the 9th hole of Par4 that the 2017 tournament champion Dustin Johnson came back to tie the game, and after losing two holes in a row and trailing by five holes after the turn, he started to catch three birdies on the 12th hole to catch four holes in a row.
But on the 16th hole of Par5, champion Scotty Scheffler soon returned a birdie to regain the initiative and lead by 2 holes again.
Meanwhile, the match between Kevin Kisner and Cory Connors was also decided! With back-to-back wins on the 17th and 18th holes, 2019 tournament champion Kevin Kisner finally defeated 2nd-time participant Corey Connors by 2 holes to advance to the final.
Here are the complete semifinal matchups.
Dustin Johnson (won 3 holes left) Scotty Scheffler
Corey Connolly (won 2 holes) Kevin Kisner
In the final match of Austin Country, Scottie Scheffler left a perfect finish, holding off the "former hole winner" to win the whole match!
On the second hole of Par4, Scheffler made two putts on two holes to take the lead, while Kisner made two putts and swallowed a break in the greenside bunker after a successful save.
Then on the 4th hole of Par3 and the 6th hole of Par5, Schäferer made two birdies to win two more holes, and then tied all the way to lock the advantage in three holes before the turn.
On the back nine, Kevin Kisner couldn't make a nice comeback like DJ did, and after a four-hole tie, Scottie Scheffler made a birdie putt on the 14th hole of Par4 to win the key hole, then tied the 15th hole with a bogey and declared victory, crowning him the new king with a four-hole win and a three-hole win! Topping the world number one!
"I never thought I would have this day." A genuine Scheffler choked up at the award ceremony, "I just play golf and love to compete and am really, really happy to be here."
Congratulations again to Scottie Scheffler!
Here are the complete final matchups.
Scottie Scheffler (won 4 holes and left 3) Kevin Kisner
Dustin Johnson (3 holes to go) Corey Connors