Winner of the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - 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 fourth in the world rankings.
Also tied for second at the 2019 Masters and was joint third both two months later in the US Open and back at Augusta National in 2021.
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 lost a play-off to Rory McIlroy.
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 September’s Presidents Cup, where his last-green victory over Corey Conners took the United States over the winning line.
Schauffele has seven 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 opening 62 at the recent US Open.