Scottie Scheffler’s Stellar Season: A Statistical Masterclass in PGA TOUR Dominance

In the forthcoming year of 2024, the PGA TOUR bids farewell to the wrap-around setup, marking the end of a decade adorned with hyphenated season statistics. The golfing landscape is undergoing a profound transformation, offering a renewed and captivating view of the sport’s zenith.

The just-concluded 2022-23 season witnessed a plethora of on-course marvels, tightly contested Sunday leaderboards, and thrilling conclusions. Highlighting the season’s best statistics on the PGA TOUR provides a glimpse into the outstanding achievements by players.

Scheffler’s Sensational Season

Scottie Scheffler, in the annals of PGA TOUR history, crafted one of the most comprehensive and dazzling ball-striking seasons in 2023. With an adjusted scoring average of 68.63, he secured the seventh-lowest in TOUR history, a feat matched only by the legendary Tiger Woods in the top six (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2009). Impressively, Scheffler encountered bogey or worse on a mere 10.73% of his played holes for the season, a level not seen since Woods in 2002 (10.29%).

Strokes Gained Mastery

Strokes Gained numbers, accumulated and analyzed over two decades on the PGA TOUR, witnessed Scheffler’s exceptional performance. His Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green average of 2.62 per round stands as the second-best in the history of this metric, trailing only Woods, who recorded an astounding 2.98 per round in 2006. Scheffler carved his name in history as the first player in the Strokes Gained era to conclude a season leading the TOUR in both SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Approach. Moreover, his dominance extended to Greens in Regulation, where he topped the charts for the second consecutive season, a feat unmatched since John Senden in 2009 and 2010.

Scottie Scheffler: 2022-23 PGA TOUR Ranks

– Scoring Average: 1st
– Top-10 Finishes: 1st
– SG: Total: 1st
– SG: Off-the-Tee: 1st
– SG: Approach Green: 1st
– SG: Tee-to-Green: 1st
– Greens in Regulation: 1st
– Proximity 175-200 Yards: 1st
– Bogey Avoidance: 1st

Scheffler’s pinnacle moment arrived in March at TPC Sawgrass, clinching his first PLAYERS Championship. With a Masters victory in 2022, he joined the elite company of Woods and Nicklaus as the only players to concurrently hold both prestigious titles. The statistical brilliance of Scheffler’s ball-striking prowess during the PLAYERS Championship mirrored the excellence that defined his entire season.

Claiming his sixth PGA TOUR victory in just 392 days since his maiden title at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open, Scheffler’s rapid ascent was the fourth-shortest gap between wins in the last 60 years, trailing only Woods, Nicklaus, and David Duval. Notably, his 17 top-10 finishes in 2022-23 stood as the highest in a single PGA TOUR season since Vijay Singh’s remarkable 18 in 2005.