Scottie Scheffler is the Christian golfer who ‘cried like a baby’ before winning The Masters – and now just wants to glorify God

Pressure in sports can either make or break you.

Just ask Scottie Scheffler… the world No. 1 on the morning of the biggest day of his career, found himself on the verge of a breakdown.

The intense stress of going into the final day of The Masters in the lead brought the American to tears.

But he was able to find peace.

Not from within, but from his firm faith in God.

After going on to win The Masters in 2022, the American golfer amazed the watching world with his humble press conference centered around his faith.

“I cried like a baby”

A very emotional Scheffler revealed that on the morning of his Masters win, he was actually in tears:

“I cried like a baby this morning, I was so stressed out.

“I didn’t know what to do. I was telling Meredith (my wife), I don’t think I’m ready for this.

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“I don’t feel like I’m ready for this kind of stuff and I just felt overwhelmed.

“She told me, who are you to say that you’re not ready?

“Who am I to say that I know what’s best for my life.”

“God is in control”

It was at that moment, Scheffler proudly spoke about how his faith got him through the most stressful of situations:

“We talked about how God is in control.

“The Lord is leading me and if today’s my time, then it’s my time.”

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“If I shot 82 today, then somehow I was going to use it for his glory.”

You can watch the press conference clip here.

“I’m trying to glorify God”

After being taken aback by the world No1’s faithful outlook, journalists at the press conference were intrigued to know more.

One journalist asked: “How do you balance that desire to compete without letting it define you as a person?”

Scheffler explained: “The reason why I play golf is to glorify God for all that he’s done in my life.

“So for me, my identity isn’t a golf score…

“Jesus loves you, nothing changes and all I’m trying to do is glorify God.”

“I felt at peace”

Intrigued to know more about how Scheffler’s faith impacts him on the course, one journalist asked:

“Does that (your faith) free you up on the course and make you less nervous?”

The 26-year-old replied: “100%… Every day I go out there, Meredith always prays for peace because that’s what I want to feel when I’m out there.

“I want to feel peace and have fun and just feel his presence and so that’s her prayer every day, that’s my prayer and I really felt that today.”

“I felt at peace”.

You can watch the full press conference below:

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