Who is Xander Schauffele?
American Xander Schauffele is one of just two 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.
In three team events with Team USA, Schauffele has been on the winning side every time. He is a two-time winner of the Presidents Cup, along with winning the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in 2021.
Xander Schauffele | An Overview
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: 4 – January 10, 2021
Best Results In Majors
– 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?
Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond S (10.5º at 9.5º, Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15º at 14º, Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX shaft), Callaway Apex UW (21º, Mitsubishi Kai’li White 90 TX)
Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52º-10S, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56º-10S bent to 57º, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks (60º–06K; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft
Putter: Odyssey O-Works #7 CH Red (SuperStroke Traxion 2.0 Tour 10g grip)
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X LS
Shoes: Adidas Tour360 22
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.
Who are some of the golfers that Xander Schauffele is often compared to?
Due to his strong performances in major championships, Xander Schauffele is often compared to golfers like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.
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, Xander Schauffele was victorious at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. He took the Gold Medal, winning by a single shot from the Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini.
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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