Xander Schauffele player profile

Xander Schauffele: Player Profile


Who is Xander Schauffele?

American Xander Schauffele is one of just two men’s Olympic Gold Medallists in golf since the sport was added back into the Olympic programme in 2016.

He was born in 1993, and has had just one swing coach throughout his career, his father. Schauffele won the California State High School Championship in 2011, before graduating and moving to California State University Long Beach, He then transferred to San Diego State University, ranking in the top ten in the world’s amateur game prior to turning professional.

In his first season on the PGA Tour, he was named Rookie of the Year. That came thanks to his first two wins, coming at the Greenbrier Classic and the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake. He also has a World Golf Championship title, as part of his seven PGA Tour wins. The most recent of those came in the co-sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open, which is also a Rolex Series level tournament on the DP World Tour.

Although he is yet to make the step in the majors, he has finished runner-up in both the Masters Tournament and the Open Championship. Schauffele also came T3 in the US Open in 2019 and has achieved a top ten at the PGA Championship as well. Schauffele has featured for Team USA on four occasions, playing in both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup twice.

In the postponed Tokyo Olympics, which took place in 2021, Schauffele was victorious at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. He won by a single shot from Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini.

Xander Schauffele | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Alexander Victor Schauffele
Born: October 25, 1993
Nationality: United States
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


College: California State University Long Beach / San Diego State University
Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 3 – April 14, 2024

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – T2 (2019)
– PGA Championship – T10 (2020)
– US Open – T3 (2019)
– Open Championship – T2 (2018)

Professional Wins – 9

2015 (1) – Northern California Open
2017 (2) – Greenbrier Classic, Tour Championship
2018 (1) – WGC-HSBC Champions
2019 (1) – Sentry Tournament of Champions
2021 (1) – Olympic Games
2022 (3) – Zurich Classic, Travelers Championship, Genesis Scottish Open

Achievements and Awards                                     

PGA Tour Rookie of the Year – 2016-17

Xander Schauffele | What’s In His Bag?

Xander Schauffele is a Callaway staff member, and has Callaway clubs throughout the bag, along with an Odyssey putter. He also plays a Callaway Chrome Soft X LS ball, while wearing Adidas apparel and shoes.

Take a look at what’s in Xander Schauffele’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Xander Schauffele

When and where was Xander Schauffele born?

Xander Schauffele was born on October 25, 1993, in San Diego, California. Schauffele started playing golf at a young age under the guidance of his father, Stefan Schauffele.

When did Xander Schauffele turn professional?

Schauffele turned professional in 2015, after graduating from San Diego State University.

Who is Xander Schauffele married to?

Schauffele has been with wife Maya Lowe since 2014, with the couple getting married seven years later. The pair met at college, and Lowe is now often seen at tournaments alongside her husband.

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Xander Schauffele (right) with wife Maya Lowe (left) during the Presidents Cup in 2022

What records does Xander Schauffele hold?

Xander Schauffele holds the record for being the first rookie to win the Tour Championship. His rise in the world rankings has also been notably swift.

Did you Know?

First Rookie to win the Tour Championship

In his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2017, Schauffele won two tournaments, including the Tour Championship, becoming the first rookie ever to win the season finale.

Olympic Gold Medallist

In the postponed Tokyo Olympics, which took place in 2021, Schauffele was victorious at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. He took the Gold Medal, winning by a single shot from the Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini.

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Schauffele celebrating with the Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo in 2021

Multinational Heritage

Schauffele has a rich multicultural background. His father is of German and French descent, while his mother is Taiwanese and Japanese. This multinational heritage gives Schauffele a unique perspective on the global sport of golf.

Xander Schauffele Family Foundation

The Xander Schauffele Family Foundation was set up to focus on two key pillars. The foundation, in which Xander’s wife Maya plays a key part, aims to help the advancement of youth golf, with the intent of helping all achieve their full potential, along with trying to improve environmental protection and sustainable practices both on and off the course.

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‘I don’t trust people easily’: Xander Schauffele reveals doubts over Jay Monahan’s leadership

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‘Should have stayed fat’: Schauffele’s hilarious reason for shock withdrawal

‘It was his vision’: Schauffele vindicates Mickelson for PGA Tour changes

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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