The 2022 Masters tournament winner, a WM Phoenix Open winner, a Arnold Palmer Invitational winner and a WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play winner, Scottie Scheffler is an undisputed legendary golf player. With age by his side and him already being ranked World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of 2022, he is an inspiration to many. Scottie, who turned professional in 2018, has made a massive name for himself in a short period. By finishing in the top 10 at the PGA Championship, the US Open and the British Open, he is in the limelight not only in the circle of golf, but in the world of sports in general.
Full name: Scott Alexander Scheffler
Place of birth: New Jersey, US
Salary as player: US$1.5 million
Net worth: US$15 million
Earnings via endorsements: US$6 million annually*
*as of 2021, according to Forbes
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Scottie Scheffler’s Endorsements and Sponsors
TaylorMade Golf Company
Less than 72 hours after Scottie Scheffler had won his second PGA Tour event in April 2022, TaylorMade Golf Company, a Carlsbad, California-headquartered American golf equipment manufacturer, announced that Scheffler had signed an endorsement deal with the company. While the financial details of the multi-year deal were not made available, the pact is said to have been one of the biggest endorsement deals of the year in the world of sports. TaylorMade Golf Company is one of the biggest names in the industry with a stable of golfers as brand ambassadors that has included Tiger Woods since 2017. Scheffler already favoured TaylorMade clubs. TaylorMade Golf Company is one of the biggest names in the industry with a stable of golfers as brand ambassadors that has included Tiger Woods since 2017. Scheffler already favoured TaylorMade clubs.
Scheffler has an apparel partnership with Nike. The American sports equipment giant promotes its collection on its website by posting Scottie Scheffler’s tournament pictures wearing Nike Golf apparel, footwear and accessories.
The Dallas, Texas-based bank provides support to small and mid-sized businesses. The bank is also passionate about golf and supports organisations such as First Tee and the Northern Texas PGA. Veritex Community Bank also sponsors many up-and-coming pro golfers on the PGA Tour, including Scottie Scheffler. The bank mentors these players and supports them by sponsoring several professional golfers on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, LPGA Tour, Forme Tour and APGA Tour and sticking with the players they represent in their good and bad times.
The Fairhaven, Massachusetts-headquartered American golf equipment brand provides Scheffler with its Pro V1 ball. Scottie has said in the past that the Titleist golf balls provide him high manoeuvrability, which has helped him excel in the game.
The American private business jet company roped in Scottie Scheffler as a brand ambassador in early 2022. NetJets shared a congratulatory post after Scheffler’s PGA win in April 2022 as he headed back home in one of the company’s jets.
Scottie Scheffler’s Notable honours
- WM Phoenix Open: February 2022
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: March 2022
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: March 2022
- Masters Tournament: April 2022
Scottie Scheffler’s Notable charity work
- The Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) Foundation: The NTPGA Foundation has a charitable commitment to higher education and has provided scholarships worth US$417,000, the largest amount ever awarded in a single year by the organisation. Scottie Scheffler participated in 2020 under the aegis of NTPGA Foundation.
- Triumph Over Kid Cancer: In 2020, Scheffler held a fundraiser to help Triumph Over Kid Cancer with the aim that the money generated would help fund research for paediatric bone cancer. Since its inception in 2010, the charity has raised over US$3m.
- Miscellaneous Charity: Scottie Scheffler donated US$20,000 to the West Dallas Community School, which provides a private education to underserved communities. He also donated US$20,000 to Advocates for Community Transformation, an organisation involved with making neighbourhoods safer through the judicial system, US$20,000 to the Human Impact, which helps the homeless in Dallas, and US$20,000 to Behind Every Door Ministries, a non-profit in Dallas that “runs community centres to change the way people see and feel poverty”.