Masters Champ Glorifies Jesus Christ on TV After Winning Golf Tournament

April 15th, 2024 10:43 AM

The Masters is one of four major professional golf tournaments and it took place this past weekend. The winner of the event, Scottie Scheffler, is receiving an abundance of praise and celebration after using his victory to glorify Jesus Christ. 

American golfer Scheffler won $3,600,000 over the weekend and is ranked 1st in the wold for professional golfers at just 27 years old.

In a video interview, Scheffler talked about a conversation he’d had with one of his friends before winning the tournament. “I wish that I didn’t wanna win as badly as I did,” Scheffler recalls telling his friend. 

“My buddies told me this morning: my victory’s secure on the cross,” meaning that through Jesus’ love and God’s ultimate plan, Scheffler already had a real victory secured for him.

Taken aback, Scheffler said, “that’s a pretty special feeling, to know that I’m secure for forever and it doesn’t matter whether or not I win this tournament or lose this tournament, my identity [in Jesus] is secure for forever.”

Scheffler spoke even more about his win and how it was clearly the Lord’s plans. 

“I believe that today’s plans were already laid out many years ago and I could do nothing to mess up those plans. I’ve been given a gift of this talent, and I use it for God’s glory,” he said.

Scheffler’s sentiment caused an outpouring of support.

Catholic Vote, who posted a clip of the interview wrote “CHILLS” and insisted that he left “Corporate Sports Media GASPING” after glorifying God in his winning remarks.

“Absolutely spectacular human being,” one commented on X, “All Glory to God!”

Another user wrote, “I'm beyond ecstatic about the Christian resurgence underway now. We're facing dark times as a nation and we're turning to the one that can save us,” while one more said, “You are an example to all of us who are Christian on how we should conduct ourselves!”

It’s refreshing to see a sports champion like Scheffler recognize that his true “win” is that he has a secure identity and future in Jesus and that God deserves the glory of any and all things we on earth consider success.