Scottie Scheffler was met with congratulations as he arrived at the Valhalla Golf Club on Monday after he picked up yet another title last week: dad. 

The 10-time PGA Tour winner took to social media on Monday to announce the birth of his first child. 

Scottie Scheffler and his wife celebrate at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Scottie Scheffler celebrates and kisses his wife Meredith Scheffler following his five-stroke victory on the 18th hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 10, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

“Welcome to the world little one. Your mom & dad love you so much,” Scheffler said in a post on Instagram. 

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Scheffler had been on a three-week break as he and his wife, Meredith, awaited the arrival of their child. They welcomed baby Bennett on May 8, according to The Associated Press. 

“I had, I think, pretty high expectations of what it would feel like, and I think those were far exceeded,” Scheffler told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis on Monday. 

“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.”

Scottie Scheffle and his wife at the Players Championship

Scottie Scheffler of the United States poses with the PLAYERS Championship trophy and his wife Meredith after putting in to win on the 18th hole for his second consecutive win at THE PLAYERS Championship during the final round at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 17, 2024 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

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“I told my little man when I was leaving, ‘I don’t’ wanna leave, but I gotta leave,’” Scheffler continued. 

“I’m called to come out here and do things to the best of my ability and so showing up this week, especially with the weather forecast the next couple of days, I know I had to be here to get some practice in to just see what’s going to happen the next few days.” 

Scheffler is looking to continue his hot streak, despite the extra time off. He has not played since winning the RBC Heritage, which came a week after he won his second Masters green jacket.

Scottie Scheffler gets the green jacket

2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm, right, places the green jacket on 2024 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler during the green jacket ceremony following the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, on April 14, 2024. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Network)

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Scheffler, who finished T2 at the PGA Championship last year, is coming off a streak of winning four of his last five tournaments. 

“I think as the week goes on I’ll get more and more immersed in what I’m doing and just trying to do my best to stay as present as I can on the golf course and then when I get home, I’ll be calling home as much as possible.” 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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