Crazy Money! Golf Pro Scottie Scheffler
It’s Crazy Money Day!
It’s been said that Scottie Scheffler had a perfect golf swing at the age of 5. Early in the mornings, before sunrise, young Scottie and his 3 sisters would get up to hit golf balls while their dad held a flashlight. When the family moved to Highland Park, Texas, Scottie continued playing the game. He became a golf star in college and then decided to turn pro. On the morning of March 27th, the final day of the Masters, he was an emotional wreck. His wife reminded him to remember something regardless of what happened. “I’m still going to love you, you’re still going to be the same person. Jesus loves you and nothing changes.”
Scottie had the support of many friends and family members. He and his caddie, Ted Scott, met through a Bible study a year before they teamed up. Scottie said, “He’s such a fun guy to be around, he’s a man of faith and I love him. I can’t say enough about him. The qualities you look for in a person, Ted embodies pretty much all of them.” Well, Scottie finished on top that day, but didn’t let it go to his head. He says he plays golf to glorify God. He knows that his identity isn’t tied to his golf score. Like his wife said, Jesus loves him with or without the game of golf. Winning the Masters added $2.7 million to his PGA earnings. Now, I wish him many more wins and opportunities to share his faith! We all have a platform to impact others, and like Scottie, let’s aim to glorify God wherever he puts us!
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