Scottie Scheffler's Wife Gives Birth; PGA Championship Status Revealed

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Meredith Scheffler, the wife of No. 1 overall golfer Scottie Scheffler, gave birth to their first child weeks after his second Masters victory in three years.

Sports Illustrated's Bob Harig confirmed that Scheffler is expected to compete at the PGA Championship, the second major of the season, after the birth of his child.

“There’s been nothing official from Scottie Scheffler, his team or the Tour… But word is he will be at Valhalla for the PGA next week after winning four of his last five tournaments, including the Masters. He is currently on the Tuesday interview schedule for 3:30 p.m. #babyborn,” Harig wrote over the weekend, later sharing a separate post specifying that Meredith did, in fact, give birth, though not providing additional details.

Scheffler is currently listed as the favorite for the PGA Championship at +400 odds, followed by Rory McIlroy, who won the Wells Fargo Championship this past weekend, at +700 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Meredith's pregnancy was a storyline during her husband's second career Masters victory last month amid speculation that he would've withdrawn from the tournament had she gone into labor.

“As far as her going into labor, I wouldn’t say I’m very concerned, we haven’t seen any of the early signs, but pregnancy is weird and it can happen at any time. But, yeah, open lines of communication and she can get ahold of me if she needs to,” Scheffler said after shooting six-under during his opening round at the 2024 Masters Tournament via the New York Post.

Scheffler was the second player to win the Masters twice while ranked No. 1 overall, following Tiger Woods' victories in 2001 and 2002 and became the fifth player to win the Masters while ranked No. 1 overall upon his initial victory in 2022, following Woods, Dustin Johnson (2020), Fred Couples (1992) and Ian Woosnam (1991). The 27-year-old was also the second player to win two Masters within his first five starts, following Horton Smith's victories in 1934 and 1936.

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