The good day 'secret' that Scottie Scheffler’s caddie says works every time
Scottie Scheffler has had a lot of good days over the past year, and he had another win on Sunday, claiming the Players Championship at a relative stroll and rising to World No.1 as a result.
Of course, having good days is easier when you've got the kind of talent that helped bring Scottie Scheffler to the top of the sport. But there's more to it than that. Just ask Scheffler's caddie, Ted Scott.
Every Sunday, Scott takes to his Instagram account to share a "Sunday Sermon" message with his audience. On the morning before the final round of the 2023 Players Championship, Scott shared a simple message about how to have a "good day," both on and off the course.
"I know the secret," Scott says. "When I focus on it, it's pretty hard not to have a good day."
Scott says having a good day comes down to two things: "Don't be offendable," and being "unembarrassable." Two things that are easier said than done, of course, but two qualities that will serve you well both on and off the course.
Scott says for him, it comes down to remembering a simple mantra.
The mantra: "What other people think is none of my business"
If there was ever a mindset that gave us a snapshot into Scottie Scheffler's psyche, this is probably it.
Golf has a knack for making us feel embarrassed. After a bad drive, or missed putt, or just going about our round in-between those things. Which is why Scott and Scottie lean on that mantra. If you're not concerning yourself about what other people think of you, then it's almost impossible to be offended by anything they might say, or worry about embarrassing yourself in front of them.
It speaks to an old cliche — playing your own game — but if you do that, you'll have more fun in golf and life, regardless of your skill level. If nothing else, it works pretty well for Scottie.