Xander Schauffele Facing Consequences After Opting to Stay in a Hotel Instead of the Olympic Village

Published 07/30/2021, 8:09 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Xander Schauffele of the United States looks on. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


The men’s golf competition is currently underway at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Xander Schauffele is facing a nightmare as he’s staying in a hotel instead of in the Olympic Village. He chose to stay at a hotel because it was more convenient for getting to the venue, Kasumigaseki Country Club. 

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But he may have regretted his decision on Wednesday night. Yes, Schauffele may have had a quicker commute to the venue before Thursday’s opening round of the Olympics, but he did not have a sound sleep due to a tough night. He faced a few problems and shared about the same after his round one at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

“Our hotel actually lost all power,” says Xander Schauffele

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“I’m staying 20 minutes away, and I felt that storm coming in,” Schauffele told reporters on Thursday. “Our hotel actually lost all power, so AC went out last night, which was a nice feeling.”

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The temperature in Tokyo has been on the higher side, hovering around 90 degrees Fahrenheit along with high humidity. So obviously, Xander Schauffele was sarcastic about his nice feeling. Furthermore, he elaborated on what happened on Wednesday night. 

“An emergency light came on, we had to unscrew a light bulb or sleep with the lights on,” Schauffele said. “My caddie slept with the lights on in his hotel room. I don’t know. It was out for probably five hours.”

This sounds pretty rough unless you are Xander Schauffele’s caddie, Austin Kaiser. If Xander says that his caddie slept, that guy must be one of the soundest sleepers in the world. Because sleeping under such circumstances is not an easy job, especially when you have a big event lined up the next day early in the morning. 

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However, the lack of sound sleep did not seem to hurt Xander Schuffele so much. He scored 68 and remained -3 in the opening round of the prestigious Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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