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‘I believe in Jesus’: The No. 1 golf player says his golf achievements don’t define him — then he points to the one who does

Scotty Scheffler is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, a position he has held for over two years. But that doesn’t define him.

Ahead of this year’s Masters Tournament, the 27-year-old athlete said his faith in Jesus Christ, rather than his golf talent or athletic achievements, is what most defines him as a person.

“I’m a faithful man. I believe in the Creator. I believe in Jesus. I think at the end of the day, that’s what most characterizes me,” Scheffler said at a news conference Tuesday.

“I feel like I’ve been given a platform to compete and show my talent. It’s not something I did,” he continued. “I think a few years ago, I was sitting here doing an interview after the 2022 Masters and I was like, ‘Yeah, I was underprepared for what was going to happen. I didn’t know what was going to happen.’ That morning I was very anxious and didn’t know what was going to happen, but it’s hard to put into words how I felt.

“But I think what most defines me is my faith,” Scheffler reiterated. “I believe in one Creator. I believe I’m called to come out here and do my best and compete and glorify God. That’s it.”

In fact, Scheffler told reporters he hopes golf doesn’t define him “too much” because it’s a “selfish” sport.

“I hope it doesn’t define me too much because, as I feel like I’ve said it many times, golf is what I do,” he said. “It’s a huge part of my life, but it doesn’t define me as a person. It’s just what I do.”

Scheffler’s Christian faith has been a big part of his golf career.

After winning the Masters two years ago, Scheffler said his career was about glorifying God, not himself.

“The reason I play golf is because I try to glorify God and all He has done in my life,” Scheffler said. Said.

famous scheffler attend a bible study and Ted Scott, the caddy Scheffler hired because of his Christian faith.

“He called me and said, ‘I really want to work with Christian.’ That’s how I try to live my life,” Scott said. revealed In 2022.

As of Friday morning, Scheffler was tied for second place at the Masters, one stroke behind leader Bryson DeChambeau.

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