The 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler said he plays golf because he wants to glorify God.
On April 10, Scottie Scheffler won his first Masters tournament . It was his first major championship but his fourth overall in just two months. Official World Golf Rankings awarded him the world’s number 1 golfer in March.
In an interview after his Masters championship, Scottie talked about the reason why he golfs, and that’s because of his faith.
“The reason why I play golf is because I’m trying to glorify God and all that He’s done in my life,” Scheffler said in a press conference. “And so for me, my identity isn’t a golf score.”
Prior to the match last Sunday, the 25-year-old golfer was nervous to step into the golf course. It was the faith-filled words of his wife Meredith that calmed him down and gave him the assurance that God is in control of his life.
“The Lord is leading me, and if today is my time, then it’s my time,” he said. “And if, you know, I shot 82 today, you know somehow I was going to use it for His glory. … All I’m trying to do is glorify God. And that’s why I’m here. And that’s why I’m in this position. And so, for me, it’s not about a golf score.”
It was their faith and prayer that gives him peace and confidence during every game.
“Every day when we go out there, Meredith always prays for peace, because that’s how I want to feel when I’m out there on the golf course,” he said. “I want to feel peace and have fun and just feel His presence. That’s her prayer every day. That’s my prayer. And I really felt that today. I felt at peace.”
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Reference: Christian Headlines