Scottie Scheffler had established himself as one of the best players without a win on the PGA TOUR by the start of 2022.
By the end of 2022, he'd become world number one, won his first major, his first WGC and two more PGA TOUR events.
He's since added another PGA TOUR event and THE PLAYERS to his resume. Read all you need to know about the reigning Masters and PLAYERS champion below.
Born on 21 June 1996, Scheffler is 26 years old, which is the source of a running joke about Scheffler looking older than his age.
Scheffler is 6ft 3in, a big factor behind his long hitting.
Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey but his family moved to Dallas, Texas when he was six. Scheffler then played golf at the University of Texas, and he still resides in the Lone Star State today.
After an excellent amateur career that saw him ranked as the number one junior in the world in 2014 after winning the 2013 US Junior Amateur, Scheffler turned pro in 2018.
He went through Q-School to reach the Korn Ferry Tour for 2019, where he won the Korn Ferry Tour Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and earned his PGA TOUR card.
He then won PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year in 2020, winning Player of the Year two years later.
After working with Bubba Watson for 15 years, Ted Scott and the two-time Masters champion parted ways, with Scott caddying for Scheffler as of late 2021.
Scheffler is reported to be worth around $25m after a hugely successful 12 months, where he's earned around $40m in prize money alone, before factoring in endorsement deals.
Scheffler broke his PGA TOUR duck with a play-off win over Patrick Cantlay at the 2022 Phoenix Open before winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational two events later. After finishing T55 at THE PLAYERS, he went back-to-back at the WGC Match Play and the Masters.
He then added a second Phoenix Open in 2023 before winning THE PLAYERS in March.