On April 10, a 25-year-old who spent most of his life in Dallas shocked the world and won the Masters Tournament. Scottie Scheffler defeated long-time great Rory McIlroy by three strokes to earn his first-ever green jacket. In a few short years, Scheffler went from just another player on the tour to the No. 1 golfer in the world. His Masters win was his fourth PGA Tour victory in 2022. But, before he was the world’s best golfer, he was a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Although Scheffler was born in New Jersey, his family moved to Dallas when he was six years old. He would make his strides as a golf player in the suburbs of University Park. The golfer attended Highland Park High School, which is just 30 minutes away from where the Cowboys play at AT&T Stadium. Scheffler went on to play at the University of Texas from 2014-2018. He is a proud Texas resident and sports fan and even threw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game recently.
The 25-year-old qualified for his first US Open in 2016. Unlike the Cowboys, he found a way to make it to the top in just six years. Dallas, on the other hand, hasn’t won a championship since before Scheffler was born. That doesn’t seem to sit well with Scheffler.
In a recent interview with Golf Digest, Scheffler did a segment called “What’s in My Bag?” Scheffler made sure to point out his Cowboys ball marker. Instead of just declaring his fandom, he took the chance to take a shot at America’s Team. “It’s a little reminder that even though the Cowboys can’t win football games, maybe I can win some golf tournaments.” Savage.
Masters Champion and Cowboys fan Scottie Scheffler takes a shot at Dallas’s inability to win games in a recent video
Scheffler even gives a giggle after his statement. We can relate, Scottie. Can you blame the golfer for his bitterness? In their last 11-straight playoff appearances, the Cowboys have yet to make a conference championship game. Twenty six years is an incredibly long time to make an adjustment, especially when you think about what the Cincinnati Bengals were able to do last season.
The Bengals made it to their first AFC Championship since 1988 after going 4-11 in 2020. They might not have won the Lombardi Trophy, but they at least made a name for their franchise after so many years. Scheffler (and the rest of Cowboys Nation) is ready for Dallas to make this major turnaround, too.