BIRDIES FORE LOVE
Scheffler wins Birdies Fore Love after strong fall
November 24, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Scottie Scheffler had four birdies en route to a final-round 68 at The RSM Classic. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Scottie Scheffler was rewarded Sunday for his strong start to his first PGA TOUR season.
Scheffler, who will enter the new year ranked 20th in the FedExCup, won the RSM Birdies Fore Love competition for making the most birdies and eagles in the fall portion of the 2020 schedule. Scheffler finished with 139 birdies and eagles, one more than Lanto Griffin.
“It's awesome. It's great for RSM to put that up,” said Scheffler, the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year. “It's really them doing all the work, I was just lucky enough to make enough birdies. I’m looking forward to seeing what I'm going to do with it.”
For winning the RSM Birdies Fore Love competition, Scheffler earned $300,000 for the charity of his choice.
He finished fifth in The RSM Classic after shooting 15-under 267. It was his fifth top-25 in seven starts this fall, and third top-10.
Griffin, the Houston Open champion, started the week with the lead in Birdies Fore Love, but shot a first-round 74. He rallied with a second-round 65 but fell one shot short of the cut. He could only watch as Scheffler shot 63-68 on the weekend at Sea Island’s Seaside Course.
Scheffler made eight birdies Saturday but didn’t have one on his front nine Sunday. He made four on the back nine to squeak by Griffin.
Griffin earned $150,000 for the charity of his choice for finishing second in the Birdies Fore Love competition, while Denny McCarthy earned $50,000 for finishing third.