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Masters 2024

Scottie Scheffler seen working on his pond-skip game ahead of next year’s Masters

Scottie Scheffler may have a green jacket hanging in his closet, but there’s still one thing he hasn’t conquered at Augusta National: The ceremonial skip shot. In recent years, the practice-round pond skim on the 16th hole has become a beloved Masters tradition. Jon Rahm infamously “skipped in” back in 2020. This year we got to see Tom Kim, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Freddie Couples all tee it up at once. It’s something patrons now flock to see, and Scheffler has taken note, seen working on his skip game a full 11 months early this week.

So answer the man: How many skips do you see? There’s the obvious initial skip, but after that things get murky. Maybe there’s another way out there where the big fish swim, but honestly we’re not seeing it. We’re scoring Scottie a 1 here, which is great if we’re talking a par 3, but significantly less great in the wild world of pond skipping.

Needless to say, Scheffler’s got a lot of work to do before the 2024 Masters, but the good news is he’s got plenty of time to do it. 349 days to be exact … but who’s counting?