Who Is Scottie Scheffler's Wife, Meredith Scudder?

As we head into the 2022 Masters Tournament on April 7, the golf world is abuzz about its rising star, Scottie Scheffler. The 2020 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year started a bit slowly perhaps, joining the Walker Cup team along with Will Zalatoris in 2017. He tied for 19th place in the 2020 Masters, and tied for 18th in 2021, gaining confidence in his game, according to FanNation. He hadn't won a PGA Tour event at the start of the 2021-22 season, though he finished top 10 in three of them — tying for eighth place in both the PGA Championship and the Open, and tied for seventh at the U.S. Open.

But Scheffler made a huge jump in the last few months, winning three 2022 PGA Tour championships in quick succession: The Waste Management Phoenix Open in February, the Arnold Palmer Invitational in early March, and the World Golf Championship Match Play, where he beat his 2021 opponent Billy Horschel, who had a minor meltdown at the 2021 Masters. As a result, Scheffler now ranks at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, rising quickly from his 13th position at the start of 2022.

Scheffler didn't make his meteoric rise alone, as his wife Meredith Scudder has supported him. She apparently came to his rescue during the Sentry Tournament of Champions, per Golf Monthly, as she brought him 10 clubs after his Nike 3-wood club from high school cracked. So who is Scudder, and how did she and Scheffler meet?

Scottie Scheffler and Meredith Scudder were high school sweethearts

Scottie Scheffler and Meredith Scudder are still newlyweds, only recently celebrating their one-year anniversary. The pair married in December 2020 after dating for six years, per Golf Monthly. They were high school sweethearts who began their relationship as students at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas. But after their 2014 graduations, they attended different colleges, with Scheffler attending the University of Texas at Austin, while Scudder went to rival school Texas A&M University in College Station. Though they visited each other frequently, their distance grew when Scudder did a three-month internship in Zambia in 2016 with the Family Legacy nonprofit, according to her LinkedIn page. She worked another internship in Haiti in 2017, at Live Beyond, a disaster relief organization located in Brentwood, Tennessee. The distance only made their hearts grow fonder.

Scheffler and Scudder both graduated college in 2018; Scudder finished with a degree in communications and a minor in business. She works as an event planner, a position she held in 2017 at Eatology Ltd in College Station, a health food fitness service based in Hong Kong. She currently serves as vice president and event planning team leader at With Purpose: College Station, a cancer research nonprofit she co-founded with ten other Texas A&M students. Scudder has also been accompanying her new husband on his golf events, witnessing his recent PGA Tour wins.

Scottie Scheffler and Meredith Scudder showed holiday cheer at their wedding

Scottie Scheffler and Meredith Scudder survived the long-distance tests of their relationship during their college careers and stayed together after graduating. Scheffler proposed to Scudder in June 2020 while hiking at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. Scudder posted about the proposal on her now-deleted Instagram account (via Golf Monthly), saying "YES! I can't believe God gave me my best friend to spend the rest of my life with, can't wait to be your wife, Scottie!!!!" She capped off the Instagram post by writing, "[LET'S] DO THIS!!"

The couple married on December 4, 2020, at the Park Cities Presbyterian Church, according to John Cain Photography, where you can see many beautiful photos of their wedding. They celebrated their reception among the twinkling lights decorating Arlington Hall in Dallas, seemingly with 12 bridesmaids and 15 groomsmen in attendance! Scudder wore a beautiful strapless gown from Martina Liana, and carried white peonies in her bouquet. The flickering lights added some Christmas cheer, as did the music played at their dance-filled reception, including Mariah Carey's big holiday hit. At the end of the evening, the newlyweds left the party, carried away in ... what else? A golf cart.