Scheduled Tribes. Andrews, Scotland – Scotty Schaffler feels no pressure to become the world’s number one golfer because he believes people in the sport don’t see him as the best in the world.
“I think it’s good. I think I’m number one in the rankings,” Schaffler said before The Open in St. Andrews on Wednesday. . For me, I’m just going out and trying to play good golf. “
Why he thinks he’s not recognized as the No. 1 in the world, Schaffler replies: “I don’t think I have any extra attention. I haven’t read much, but I think not everyone chooses me to win. Weeks, like that. Things.
“I don’t think I’d prefer to go to the Masters. I’m not sure if I would be a favorite if I went to a tournament. That can’t be right. It’s just mine, but I don’t read a lot. So what would be No. 1 for me?” I don’t really think so. “
Schaffler has been at the top of the rankings since March 28 after winning a Dell Technology match play in Austin, Texas. In April, he won his first major title at the Masters.
He is enjoying his time in St. Andrews and has spent time navigating the “Road Hole” bunker at No. 17 in practice. While he was hoping to avoid a loss when he teased Thursday, Schaffler said the unpredictable wind and the strong nature of the course meant he was preparing to be unpredictable in the next four days.
“I think this is a special thing about this golf course. It’s very simple, but it’s really fun to play, “Schaffler said.” It doesn’t matter, I’m going to get out of there and I’ll have a good time shooting all sorts of weird shots. “
Schaeffler is looking for clips of the previous champion who won at St. Andrews via YouTube. Looking at the performances of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo at St. Andrews after the victory at Augusta, he is looking for short tips on how he got to the course.
But despite being in the elite group of players to reach the top of golf’s rankings, Schaffler said he doesn’t feel the heat at the 150th Open.
“I don’t think there’s any more pressure on me,” Schaffler said. “I am showing that everyone is trying to come here and play well in golf competitions.
“Being home to golf and open championships, things certainly grow a little bit, but it’s everywhere. I don’t think I’m number 1 in the world or number 50 in the world – I want to be worse or worse than anyone here to win this competition. “