Xander Schauffele Sends ‘Legendary Text’ to Danielle Kang Urging Her to Win Gold in Women’s Golf

Published 08/04/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medalist Xander Schauffele of the United States bites his medal. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


The golf events have truly been a spectacle at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The men’s competition wrapped up last week, and it is now time for the women’s event to take center stage. Xander Schauffele won gold for Team USA in the men’s event, and he’s now pushing the women’s golfers to do the same for their country! 

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Xander Schauffele is an inspiration. Despite being a phenomenal talent over the past few years, Schauffele has never been able to win a major and fulfill his prophecy. However, he slashed a major number of critics off the list by winning gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medalist Xander Schauffele of the United States bites his medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Schauffle clinched gold for Team USA with a one-stroke lead at the Kasumigaseki Country Club last week. It was a historic performance from the 27-year-old and he’s now pumped up to watch his compatriots in the women’s event. 

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Xander Schauffele sends motivational text to Danielle Kang 

Xander Schauffele is back home and is ready to compete at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in TPC Southwind. However, the men’s Olympic gold medal winner reached out to Danielle Kang of the U.S. women’s golf team amid his busy preparations. 

“LFG! You’re up next,” Schauffele wrote in his text to 28-year-old Kang, who is making her Olympic debut in Tokyo. 

“I mean this is a pretty legendary text to get. Just had to share,” Kang mentioned in her Instagram story. She is clearly motivated by Schauffele’s message and wants to win gold at all costs! 

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If a Team USA golfer wins gold in the women’s event, it will then be a clean sweep for the Americans. The hopes rest on the shoulders of Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, and Nelly Korda. 

These four professional golfers will battle it out at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, but the women’s event is also facing a risk due to inclement weather. The tournament is expected to be shortened to 54-holes instead of 72

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At the conclusion of Round 1, Madelene Sagstrom stood atop the leaderboard with a score of 5-under. World No. 1 and USA’s hopeful Nelly Korda is tied for second place with India’s Aditi Ashok after the opening 18-holes. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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