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

Olympic Games gold medal (2021, Tokyo). Ryder Cup player (2021). 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

2024
Majors
263 (-21)
$3,330,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

$3,330,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (106th) (May 16-19). Second-placed Bryson DeChambeau (USA) finished 1 shot behind 30-year-old wire-to-wire winner Xander Schauffele (USA), who recorded his first major championship win. Schauffele's first round 62, the lowest ever round in a major championship, was equalled by Shane Lowry (Ire) in the third round. Only Schauffele and Rickie Fowler (2023, US Open), and Branden Grace (2017, Open Championship) had previously achieved this feat. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky].

2022
America
259 (-29)
$1,199,350
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

259 (-29)

Prize money

$1,199,350

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 21-24; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Second-placed Sam Burns (USA) & Billy Horschel (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winning team of Xander Schauffele (USA) & Patrick Cantlay (USA). The two winners each took home $1,199,350 in first place prize money. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2022
Europe
273 (-7)
US$1,440,000
Genesis Motors

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

US$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Genesis Motors

Played as the Genesis Scottish Open (July 7-10; the first ever event co-sanctioned by the US PGA Tour and European Tour). Second-placed Kurt Kitayama (USA) finished 1 shot behind Xander Schauffele (USA), who recorded his first official professional tour win on European soil. [Renaissance Club, Gullane, East Lothian]. Third of five Rolex Series events on the 2022 European (DP World) Tour.

2022
America
261 (-19)
$1,494,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$1,494,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

Played as the Travelers Championship (June 23-26). Second-placed J.T. Poston (USA) and Sahith Theegala (USA) finished 2 shots behind Xander Schauffele (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

2021
Japan
266 (-18)
Gold medal
IOC

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Schauffele, Xander

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

Gold medal

Title sponsor

IOC

Olympic Games Men's Individual golf event (Jul 29-Aug 1; postponed from 2020 due to global coronavirus pandemic; Summer Olympic Games XXXII). Gold-medal winner Xander Schauffele (USA) finished 1 shot ahead of silver-medallist Rory Sabbatini (Slovakia). Three shots off the lead and in a seven-way playoff for the bronze medal, Chengtsung "C.T." Pan (Taiw) beat Collin Morikawa (USA) at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 18th). Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), Guillermo "Mito" Pereira (Chile) and Sebastián Muñoz (Colom) were eliminated at the third playoff hole. Paul Casey (Eng) and Hideki Maruyama (Jpn) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].

2019
America
269 (-23)
$1,300,000
Sentry

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].

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].

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

Xander Schauffele (USA) won the PGA Tour 2016-17 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.

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].

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