Charles Schwab Challenge Preview: World No.1 Scottie Scheffler returns to action

Scottie Scheffler will look to get himself back in the winner’s circle this weekend as he returns to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Golf Club.

The current Masters champion will want to regain normality after last week’s fiasco at the PGA Championship, where the 27-year-old found himself in the back of a police car on Friday morning resulting in him nearly missing his tee time.

Master’s champion Scottie Scheffler (front) receives green jacket, during a ceremony at Augusta National Golf Club. Credit: Alamy

After a disappointing round on Saturday, Scheffler went on to finish tied 8th, eight shots behind eventual winner Xander Schauffele.

It won’t be all plain sailing this week for Scheffler as the Charles Schwab Challenge poses a high-quality field with Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Brian Harman and Collin Morikawa.

Who is Scheffler’s main challenger this week?

Although there is a very strong field this week, on current form there is very few that have a shot at winning this.

Collin Morikawa

Coming off his tied 4th finish at the PGA Championship, two-time major winner Morikawa looks to have found his rhythm again after being in almost you could say a slump for the last year or so but returning back to his original shot shape in fading the golf ball, it has given the 27-year-old something to build on for the foreseeable future.

Justin Rose

2013 US Open champion Justin Rose has shown us in the last week that there is life in the old dog yet with the Englishman finishing tied 6th last week and will want to go even better again this week. Producing his best finish since the AT&T at Pebble Beach at the start of February, the Ryder Cup stalwart is optimistic that he may have finally turned the corner.

Max Homa

Cementing himself up there with the best in the world at the moment, Homa will fancy his chances of adding the Charles Schwab Challenge to his collection of honours.  The 33-year-old although not having his best week at Valhalla last week, will want to see the form that got him Tied 3rd at Augusta National.