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By the numbers: Examining Scheffler's dominant 5-win stretch

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Scottie Scheffler is doing something very few have ever done on the PGA TOUR: Make winning look easy.

With victories at the Masters, the Players Championship, and three signature events in his last eight starts, Scheffler's unquestionably playing the best golf we've seen since Tiger Woods' prime. That's not hyperbole, either.

Let's dive into the numbers behind Scheffler's incredible run.

3.11 - Scheffler is gaining 3.11 strokes per round during this hot streak, according to Data Golf. He's the only player to gain over three strokes per round since Woods recorded 3.89 during his 2000 peak, an eight-event stretch in which he won six times, including three majors.

745 - Scheffler has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking - which isn't perfect due to the omission of LIV players but still acts as a good measuring stick - with 745 points. The gap in world ranking points between Scheffler and No. 3 Rory McIlroy is the same between McIlroy and No. 613, according to CBS Sports' Kyle Porter.

9 - The number of players Scheffler has lost to since the beginning of March. His worst finish was a T8 at the PGA Championship while facing felony charges for assaulting a police officer.

21.5 - Scheffler has won $21.5 million since claiming his first victory of the year at Bay Hill in March. That total alone would rank 104th on the PGA TOUR's all-time money list and ahead of notables such as Shane Lowry and Corey Conners.

106 - Scheffler's total under par across his past eight events. If another player had competed in the same eight tournaments, made the cut in each, and shot field average each time, their score would be 5-over.

2 - The number of rounds Scheffler has lost strokes to the field (scored worse than the field average) since the beginning of March. He's played 32 rounds, beating the field average 30 times.

1 - The amount of PGA TOUR wins Scheffler has while losing strokes around the green, which came last week at the Memorial Tournament. This makes Scheffler's run even scarier for the competition because he showed he could win without his A-game. He also made an uncharacteristic triple-bogey during the third round.

13 - Despite struggling around the green at Muirfield Village, Scheffler made up for it with the best iron play of his career, gaining 13 strokes on approach shots.

25.6% - Scheffler has a 25.6% implied probability of winning this week's U.S. Open, according to the betting odds. That's the highest chance given to any golfer in a major championship since Woods in 2009.

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