Golfer Scottie Scheffler and Wife Meredith Welcome Son Ahead of PGA Championship

On Monday, May 13, the professional golfer, 27, announced that he welcomed his first baby with wife Meredith Scudder, sharing the news on Instagram. The high school sweethearts welcomed their son Bennett on Tuesday, May 8, Scheffler told reporters at the PGA Championship, per the Associated Press.

Upon arriving at the PGA Championship on Monday, Scheffler told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, “It’s a pretty amazing feeling,” adding, “It was fun times at the Scheffler home, for sure.”

“It was fairly challenging leaving the house this morning, but I’m here, I’m committed to playing this week. I’m excited to be out here competing, you know I told my old man when I was leaving, ‘I don’t want to leave, but I gotta leave,’ ” he said. “It would have been challenging if I left Wednesday night, but it definitely was challenging leaving this morning.”

Prior to the birth, Scudder joined her husband at the Arnold Palmer Invitational—which Scheffler won—and the news they were expecting their first child broke when Scudder arrived with her noticeable baby bump.

The couple tied the knot in 2020 after four years of dating long-distance while at their respective colleges. Scudder has been by the golf champion’s side since day one, though the two started as just friends.

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