Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Gifts Xander Schauffele the Key to the City

Published 10/13/2021, 7:23 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


Xander Schauffele has had an eventful 2021 as he clinched the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. Schauffele won the medal for Team USA and his career reached new heights ever since. The 27-year-old is currently in Las Vegas to play the CJ Cup and was bestowed with a huge honor at The Summit Club on Tuesday. 

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While Xander Schauffele was born in San Diego, California, he currently resides in Vegas. Schauffele spends most of his off days in Vegas, so it has unofficially become his home at the moment. Hence, the CJ Cup @ Summit is the four-time PGA Tour winner’s home tournament.

Xander Schauffele honored by the Mayor of Las Vegas

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Xander Schauffele has had a tremendous year overall. He’s reached new heights in his career, and the city of Las Vegas commemorated his achievements with a truly special gift. Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman was present at The Summit Club on Tuesday for a sole reason. 

Mayor Goodman was there at the venue to present Xander Schauffele with the key to the city of Las Vegas. The presentation ceremony took place around 4 pm on the 18th green on Tuesday. Schauffele was absolutely delighted about the arrangements and received the key with a big bright smile. 

Not everyone in life gets presented with a key to the city they live in. Only trusted individuals who bring honor to the city receive the special accolade. Mayor Goodman was more than happy to present Xander Schauffele with a key to the city and he was so overjoyed that he displayed it to the media during his press conference. 

How did Schauffele perform last season?

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Xander Schauffele won one of the biggest prizes of his career last season. Winning Olympic gold is a feeling like no other. However, Schauffele did not win any PGA Tour event last season despite making 22 starts. 

He finished second thrice, one of which came at the 2020 CJ Cup. Schauffele achieved eight Top 10 finishes and only missed the cut twice in 22 starts. That is incredible consistency. 

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Can Xander Schauffele win the CJ Cup 2021 and start his season on a high? Of course, he does have a slight advantage playing at The Summit Club! 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at EssentiallySports 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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