SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER has offered a painful motive for why he did not problem the leaders at this 12 months’s Open Championship.
The PGA Tour star, 26, completed joint-Twenty first at St Andrews after carding an error-strewn two-over-par ultimate spherical.
Scheffler gained the 2022 Masters and is presently ranked because the world’s No1 golfer.
He was amongst the leaders in Scotland till the weekend’s play, earlier than tailing off badly within the ultimate two days.
Scheffler was in clear discomfort throughout his weekend rounds, the place he shot an uncharacteristic six bogeys.
And now the Dallas-native has revealed the true motive why he was so off his recreation on the Outdated Course.
He advised Golf.com: “You recognize, I actually wasn’t taking part in unhealthy. I performed good on the Open.
“I had form of a bizarre little damage factor that prevented me from taking part in my greatest on Saturday and Sunday.
“If not for that, I might have felt like I had a very good likelihood to win the match.”
Scheffler then proceeded to disclose precisely what the ailment was – and it was positively an excessive amount of data.
He continued: “In all probability TMI, however I had what’s known as a pilonidal an infection. It’s an an infection on the high of your butt crack.
“You possibly can look it up. It was actually exhausting for me to bend down.
“It was actually exhausting for me to make a swing on Sunday. Strolling was really extraordinarily tough.
“[It was] excruciatingly painful. I’m not going to say [how it got sorted].
“I’ll let you know after as a result of that will actually be TMI!”
Scheffler’s restoration from the ailment took round every week and he appears again in high kind on the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
He leads the match by 5 photographs from nearest challenger Xander Schauffele going into Friday’s play.