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Scottie Scheffler shares message of faith after Masters victory – ‘My victory’s secure on the cross’

Scottie Scheffler put up a dominating 4-under par final round performance on Sunday at August National Golf Club to secure his second Green Jacket.

Scheffler, who has always been open about his deep faith and a belief that there are significantly more important things than his golf score, shared a powerful message in his interview while donning green once again.

“I was sitting around with my buddies this morning, and I was a little overwhelmed. I told them that I wish that I didn’t want to win as badly as I do, I think it would make the mornings easier,” Scheffler said.

“I love winning, I hate losing, I really do. In the biggest moments with the lead on Sunday I really really want to win. But my buddies told me this morning that my victory was secure on the cross. And that’s a pretty special feeling, to know that I’m secure forever and it doesn’t matter whether I win or lose this tournament, my identity is secured forever.”

Earlier in the week, Scheffler talked about the aspect of golf that is ‘selfish’ in terms of what it takes to be a top player, and he said that he doesn’t want golf to define who he is as a person.

“Hopefully it doesn’t define me too much because golf definitely is a selfish sport. You’re out there by yourself and when you’re at the peak of your game people need stuff from you a lot and you have to be selfish with your time, and it’s not easy to say no but you have to learn how to say no to certain people,” he said.

“Golf is something that I do that is a tremendously huge part of my life but it doesn’t define me as a person…I’m a faithful guy and I believe in a creator I believe in Jesus, I think that’s what defines me the most. I feel like I’ve been given a platform to compete and show my talent…it’s hard to describe the feeling but I think that’s what defines me the most. I believe in one Creator, that I’ve been called to come out here, do my best, compete and glorify God, and that’s pretty much it.”

Scheffler will continue to win golf tournaments for years to come, but according to him, there are much more important things in the bigger picture for the No. 1 golfer in the world.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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