A proud winner of the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo and a special moment too for his father Stefan, a former decathlete who at the height of his career missed out on the Games after a car crash.
Schauffele was outside the world’s top 350 when he tied for fifth on his major debut at the 2017 U.S. Open, but he moved into the top 20 when he was a joint runner-up to Francesco Molinari in the following year’s Open at Carnoustie and has since reached as high as fourth.
He also tied for second at the 2019 Masters and was joint third both two months later in the U.S. Open and back at Augusta National in April 2021.
The American began 2019 with a spectacular victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, shooting an 11-under final round of 62 to win by one. His maiden PGA Tour success at the 2017 Greenbrier Classic earned him a first Open start and two months after coming tied 20th at Royal Birkdale the PGA Tour rookie added the season-ending Tour Championship.
In 2018 he beat Tony Finau in a play-off for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions title in China and in his defence of the title he lost a play-off to Rory McIlroy, after being second to him at the Tour Championship.
Schauffele was beaten in sudden death again, this time by Justin Thomas, at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January 2020.
Won three of his four games on his Ryder Cup debut in September, losing only to Rory McIlroy in the top singles, and ended June by returning to winning ways at the Travelers Championship.