Scottie Scheffler says he is keen to back-up his recent Masters win by challenging for a second major at the US PGA Championship, but he won't allow himself to take anything for granted. Scheffler capped his remarkable rise in the last few months by winning the title in Augusta, where he finished three shots ahead of Rory McIlroy. He had not won a PGA Tour event until February when he won the WM Phoenix Open, and he carried that momentum to further successes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. That sent him to Augusta as world number one - a position he cemented in some style. Attention now turns to Southern Hills for the US PGA Championship, where Scheffler will be among the top favourites again. If he can win it he will not only be half-way to an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam, but he will have also won five titles in just 98 days.
He, though, insists he is not getting ahead of himself and just wants to focus on playing his golf.
"That's the kind of stuff for you all to write about," Scheffler told the press at Southern Hills. "For me I'm going to try not to read the stories whether they're good or bad. Living in the moment is usually what works best for me. "I don't want to get to high or too low. If you guys are really building me up then I may not prepare as hard because I show up thinking I'm the guy, I'm the man and no-one can touch me. "That doesn't work for me and if I show up too low and you guys are saying 'Scottie doesn't have it, he's not any good any more', I'm going to show up and maybe prepare too hard and I'm not going to get enough rest. "For me, staying in my own lane and doing my own thing is what works best. I've really just performed my best when I've kept my head down and not really paid attention to anything else."
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