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Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele claimed his first major title when he produced a record-breaking performance at the PGA Championship in May 2024.

Xander Schauffele claimed his first major title when he produced a record-breaking performance at the PGA Championship in May 2024.

The 30-year-old carded four sub-70 rounds at Valhalla for a 21-under-par total - the lowest score to par in major championship history.

Schauffele won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which was 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 US 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 second in the world rankings.

He was also tied for second at the 2019 Masters behind Tiger Woods and was joint third two months later in the US Open and back at Augusta National in 2021.

He beat Tony Finau in a play-off for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions title in China in 2018 and in his defence of the title lost a play-off to Rory McIlroy.

He won three of his four games on his Ryder Cup debut in 2021, losing only to McIlroy in the top singles, and repeated that record at the Presidents Cup in September 2023, where his last-green victory over Corey Conners took the United States over the winning line.

Schauffele now has eight PGA Tour titles to his name, including the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open, while he equalled the record for the lowest round in major history with an first-round 62 at the 2023 US Open.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Liverpool 2023
T17
70
74
68
70
282
-2
St Andrews 2022
T15
69
70
72
67
278
-10
Royal St George's 2021
T26
69
71
72
65
277
-3
Royal Portrush 2019
T41
74
65
69
78
286
2
Carnoustie 2018
T2
71
66
67
74
278
-6
Royal Birkdale 2017
T20
69
75
70
65
279
-1

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