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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
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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

Scottie Scheffler is the No. 1-ranked golf player in the world, a position he has held for more than two years. But that's not what defines him.

Ahead of this year's Masters Tournament, the 27-year-old athlete said his faith in Jesus Christ — not his golf talent or athletic achievements — is what most defines him as a person.

"I'm a faithful guy. I believe in a Creator. I believe in Jesus. Ultimately, I think that's what defines me the most," Scheffler said on Tuesday during a press conference.

"I feel like I've been given a platform to compete and show my talent. It's not anything that I did," he continued. "I think I sat up here a couple years ago doing the interview after the 2022 Masters, and it's like, 'Yeah, I was underprepared for what was about to happen. I didn't know what was going to happen.' I was very anxious that morning. I didn't know what to expect, and it's hard to describe the feeling.

"But I think that's what defines me the most is my faith," Scheffler reaffirmed. "I believe in one Creator, that I've been called to come out here, do my best, compete, and glorify God, and that's pretty much it."

In fact, Scheffler told reporters that he hopes golf doesn't define him "too much" because the sport is "selfish."

"I'm hoping it doesn't define me too much because — I feel like I say it a bunch — golf's something that I do," he said. "It's a tremendously huge part of my life. But it doesn't define me as a person. It's just something that I do."

Scheffler's Christian faith is a major part of his golf career.

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

"The reason why I play golf is I'm trying to glorify God and all that he's done in my life," Scheffler said.

Famously, Scheffler attends Bible study with his caddie Ted Scott, whom Scheffler hired because of his Christian faith.

"He called me up and said, 'I really want to work with a Christian.' That’s how I try to live my life," Scott revealed in 2022.

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

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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