WATCH: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler extends cut streak to 23 following CLUTCH performance at the 18th hole

The Open Championship continues to give nightmares to the players. Current world number Scottie Scheffler just barely managed to make the cut to extend his streak to 23.


WATCH: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler extends cut streak to 23 following CLUTCH performance at the 18th hole

Scottie Scheffler (Pic Credit: SB Nation)

The excitement and drama revolving around the Open Championship continues. The 151st British Open on Friday saw several big names and multi-time winners drop out from the event. Current World number one Scottie Scheffler himself had a hard time. The 2022 Masters winner though did manage to barely make it. This is now his 23rd consecutive cut.

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Making a cut in golf is one of the biggest things. A player’s performance after the first 36 holes determines whether they move forward or not. Like every year, many famous faces failed to secure play for the weekend. At one point, Scheffler found himself on the verge of missing out. Ultimately he was able to cross the line and ensured future chances to climb up the leaderboard.

While he has not clinched some major titles, Scheffler has been a consistent performer. His multiple top-ten finishes saw him climb the world ranking. He would later dethrone Jon Rahm from the number-one spot. The Open Championship is turning out to be a nightmare for many golfers.

If Scheffler had failed to make the cut, he would probably be trolled mercilessly. He thought lives to fight another day. At the final 18th hole he found himself at the bunker. He managed a birdie to secure qualification for the weekend. He is currently tied for 74th spot in the Open Championship rankings going into Saturday.

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Scottie Scheffler has long road ahead to catch Tiger Woods’ cut record

One thing that has been missing in this year’s events is the presence of Tiger Woods. The golf great has achieved everything he would hope for at the start of his career. He has been sidelined through injury. According to many fans, his absence from the courses has somewhat damaged the excitement among them. While there is no certain timeline for his return, golf faithful would be hoping to see him soon.

His name though has once again surfaced. Scheffler’s cut at the Open was his 23rd consecutive. This itself is a milestone moment. However, every top player is sooner or later compared to Woods. In this comparison, the current world number one is five times behind the streak of Woods. The golf veteran has a record of 142 cuts.

The legendary golfer accomplished this record during the early stages of his career. Woods managed to make this record during 1998-2003. Prior to his record, Bryon Nelson was the leader with 113 consecutive records. This feat is unlikely to change in the near future. Scheffler might have a shot at it but he will need to be at his top form if he even has a slim chance to reach anywhere near it.

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