Who's who: Xander Schauffele

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Who's who: Xander Schauffele

  • Name:

    Alexander Victor Schauffele
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 25, 1993 in La Jolla, San Diego County, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Scripps Ranch H.S.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2015
  • Website:

    https://www.xanderschauffele.com

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2019). Multiple PGA Tour wins. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2017).

Did you know?

Taking his family name from his German-born father Stefan, Alexander "Xander" Schauffele comes from an accomplished sporting family. His father could have competed at the Olympic Games in track and field, had it not been for a life-changing accident in his early-twenties. Amongst Xander's ancestors are two football (soccer) stars, who played at the highest club level in Germany and Austria.

After enjoying an excellent amateur career, which included wins in the California State High School Championship and California State Amateur Championship, Schauffele turned professional in 2015. After playing a full season on the second-tier Web.com Tour, he moved up to the full PGA Tour in 2017, finishing the year with two wins and the Rookie of the Year award.

Top tournaments won by Xander Schauffele

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

269 (-23)

Prize money

$1,300,000

Title sponsor

Sentry

Played as the Sentry Tournament of Champions (Jan 3-6; first PGA Tr event in 2019; PGA Tr 2018/19 season). Second-placed Gary Woodland (USA) finished 1 shot behind Schauffele (USA). [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

2018
WGC
274 (-14)
$1,700,000
HSBC

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,700,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Oct 25-28; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Schauffele (USA) beat Tony Finau (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th) to claim his first WGC win. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

2017
America
268 (-12)
$1,575,000
PGA Tr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,575,000

Title sponsor

PGA Tr

Played as the Tour Championship (Sept 21-24; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Thomas (USA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Schauffele (USA), the first PGA Tour rookie to win the Tour Championship. Thomas's runner-up finish gave him enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup competition. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2017
Awards
$4,312,674
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Venue

Score

$4,312,674

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Schauffele (USA) won the PGA Tour 2017 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 12th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $4,312,674.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,278,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greenbrier Classic (July 6-9). Second-placed Robert Streb (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Schauffele (USA), who birdied the par-3 18th hole on the final day to clinch the win. [Old White TPC course, Greenbrier GC, White Sulphur Springs, WV].

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