Scottie Scheffler reclaims world No 1 spot with Players Championship win

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  • American finishes on 17 under for second win this season
  • England’s Tyrrell Hatton runner-up, five shots behind

Even the 17th at Sawgrass, host to carnage throughout the final round of the Players Championship, could not halt Scottie Scheffler. It helped that the man who is now restored as No 1 in the world took to the iconic par three while holding a five-shot lead. As soon as his tee shot was dry, victory was secure. This was a procession.

Scheffler’s glory here, by five from Tyrrell Hatton courtesy of a 17-under-par aggregate, means he has won half a dozen times since last February. After completion of the Ryder Cup in the autumn of 2021, and aside from victories, Scheffler has 14 other top-10 finishes. His on-course reward for that is close to $25m, $4.5m (£3.7m) of which was earned here at Ponte Vedra.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Sawgrass
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