Xander Schauffele 2022: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Xander Schauffele is a professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour. The American played college golf at California State University Long Beach and the San Diego State University before turning pro in 2015.
During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Xander brought home the gold medal in golf to the United States, beating Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia. He dedicated the feat to his father, Stefan Schauffele, who was an Olympics hopeful himself, but was involved in an unfortunate car crash that cost him the opportunity to compete at the mega-event.
Xander Schauffele: Early Life
Xander was born to Stefan Schauffele and Chen Ping-yi on 25th October 1993. Schauffele has a multicultural background with his father, Stefan, who was born in Germany to a French mother, and his mother, Chen Ping-yi, who was born in Taiwan but moved to Japan and was raised there.
The Olympic gold medalist could have chosen to represent either Germany, France, or Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) at the Olympics. However, he opted to carry the US flag instead. Stefan has played a major part in his son's golf career, as he's the only swing coach the Olympian has ever had.
Xander Schauffele: Net worth
Xander Schauffele: Amateur career
Xander's golf career began even before he entered college; as a high school student, Xander was the winner of the 2011 California State High School Championship in 2011.
Schauffele played college golf for two different institutions; in his freshman year, he played for California State University Long Beach, and from his sophomore year onwards, he played at the San Diego State University. In 2014, he became the California State Amateur champion. Xander had an incredible Senior year (2014-15) for his college side. He was the top finisher for the Aztecs in 11 events out of the 14 they competed in, with a 70.49 scoring average, which was the team's best.
Xander Schauffele: Professional career
Xander turned pro in 2015 and initially competed in the qualifying tournament for the Web.com Tour (now known as the Korn Ferry Tour) in December 2015. He finished at the 45th position (out of 152) and received full status for the developmental tour for 2016.
On the Web.com Tour, he missed out on making the cut for the PGA Tour by less than $1,000 during the regular season. However, the American eventually qualified because of a 15th place finish during the Tour finals.
Xander enjoyed a solid start to life on the PGA Tour, winning two events in his first year; the 2017 Greenbrier Classic and the 2017 Tour Championship. As a result of those two wins, Schauffele bagged the Rookie of the Year award for the 2016-17 season.
Since his incredible rookie year, Xander has added two more wins on the PGA Tour, one win on the European Tour in 2018, a Presidents Cup victory with the US Team in December 2019, and the Ryder Cup win in 2021. However, perhaps his most notable achievement in his career so far came in 2021 during the Tokyo Olympics.
Xander won the gold while representing the United States, finishing on -18 to fulfill his and his father's dream.
Results in The Players Championship
Xander's first appearance in the Players Championship also saw his best result in the competition. In 2018, he tied for 2nd in the competition with a total of -14, behind Webb Simpson, who won the event with a score of -18.
In his other two appearances in 2019 and 2021, the American failed to make the cut in the competition.
Results in World Golf Championships
Xander Schauffele has recorded one win at the World Golf Championships, which came during the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions event with a score of -14 in Shanghai. Besides the win, his most notable result came during the 2019 edition of the same event, where he finished second as the defending champion. Xander lost to Rory McIlroy in a two-man shootout.
Xander Schauffele: PGA Tour career summary
Xander's first PGA Tour win came during the 2017 Greenbrier Classic, which he won by the margin of one stroke, finishing 14 under overall. In the same year, Xander also won his second event at the 2017 Tour Championship, again, by one stroke over Justin Thomas, which made him the first rookie ever to win the Tour Championship.
For his next win on the PGA Tour, Xander had to wait until the 2018 World Golf Championships Champions event in Shanghai. He also won the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions by shooting an incredible 11-under-par 62 in the final round to overtake Gary Woodland.
European Tour career summary
Xander competed on the European Tour in 2018 and his only win on the Tour is the WGC win in October 2018.
U.S. national team appearances
The first US National Team appearance of Xander Schauffele's career came in 2019 when he participated in the Presidents Cup. He was labeled the 'unsung hero' for the team's 16-14 win in Melbourne, Victoria.
His second appearance was his long-awaited Ryder Cup debut in 2021. Again, he was part of a victorious US outfit that thrashed the European side 19-9 in Wisconsin. Xander competed in 4 matches and boasted a 3-1 win-loss record.
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|Full name||Alexander Victor Schauffele|
|Birth year||25 October 1993|
|Residency||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|College||San Diego State University|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches/ 1.78m|