Friday, June 14, 2024

Scheffler’s dominance


Scottie Scheffler revealed all sorts of secrets about what's clicking for him during this dominant run.


Welcome to Shaving Strokes, a series in which we’re sharing improvements, learnings and takeaways from amateur golfers just like you — including some of the speed bumps and challenges they faced along the way.

What Scottie Scheffler has been able to accomplish so far this year is nothing short of spectacular.

Forget the five wins and 12(!) T10 finishes in his 13 events, or the Masters victory, or the nutty strokes gained stats versus the field — all of which are impressive — and focus on all the distractions that have joined his incredible run of golf.

He became a new dad last month, welcoming son Bennett with his wife Meredith. He also had that absurd run-in with the Louisville Police Department prior to Round 2 of the PGA Championship — and then went out to fire a five-under 66 on the day, ultimately finishing T8 for the tourney.

Scottie Scheffler
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Those two wild life moments would be enough to throw most men off of their game — but not Scheffler.

While there hasn’t been just one ingredient that has been the primary reason for Scheffler putting together one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory, there have been a handful of pieces that have helped him reach this level.

So instead of focusing on a game-improvement tip or an instruction drill like I typically do for a Shaving Strokes lesson, it might be best to sit back and absorb info from the world’s best golfer instead.

So Stupid

 Matthew in Free Factor·

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How Did a Generation Become So Stupid?


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“Doing it for the ‘gram.” Image credit: Andrea Piacquadio

Somehow, in one of those accidents that befall those who spend too much time on the Internet without much intent, I came across a TikTok a fellow writer had pointed out. In it, a young American woman with one of those slightly dead-sounding LA voices goes on about “manifestation.” You roll your eyes, but some of these videos have millions of views and likes.

For the uninitiated, “manifestation” is the idea that you literally will good things into being. You decide you want “financial abundance” or a holiday in the South of France and you “manifest” it from the universe. It’s like prayer, I guess, except unapologetically selfish.

Elsewhere, the BBC informs me Megan Boni, a random TikToker, has gone viral for a 20-second song she made up and sung in a stupid voice for a joke about wanting a boyfriend in finance with a trust fund, a song that has been remixed by David Guetta and resulted in an actual record company offering her — a woman who has no musical ability or has ever written a proper song — an actual serious record deal. She turned the deal down, saying, “I was like: ‘what makes you think I can write a song? What makes you think I could write an album?’” but nonetheless says she will “ride the wave of the song,” appearing in Vegas with Guetta and hoping to appear on Saturday Night Live.


after reading this I realized the stupid creature is the writer