Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
26-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Schauffele is nothing if not consistent. Schauffele surprised the golf world by topping $4 million during his rookie season and he followed that up with another $4 million season in his second year on the PGA Tour. The only difference in the two seasons was the way he went about making that money. In his first season, he picked-up two victories, one of which came at the Tour Championship. In his second season, he failed to win, but he had more high-end finishes that he did in his rookie season and he was generally more consistent. It's certainly a good sign that Schauffele has proved he can find success in different ways, but there's no way to know if he can significantly improve upon the $4 million number. As such, Schauffele carries a lot of risk entering this season for salary cap purposes. Read Past Outlooks
Title defense comes up just short
November 3, 2019
Schauffele fell in a playoff to Rory McIlroy at the WGC-HSBC Champions after firing a six-under 66 in the final round.
Schauffele had tons of confidence this week after his impressive victory at Sheshan last year. He started the final round just two back of Rory McIlroy, but was able to track the Northern Irishman down after his seventh birdie of the day at the par-5 18th hole. Unfortunately, Schauffele did not hit a good tee shot in the playoff and was unable to attack the par-5 in two like McIlroy. He ended up giving himself a look for birdie from inside 15 feet anyways, but the putt just slipped by. This is his second runner-up finish in his last four starts. It's somewhat hard to believe he hasn't won since the Tournament of Champions in January.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Xander Schauffele
FanDuel PGA: Hero World Challenge
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Tony Finau played well in this event last year, and Ryan Andrade likes his chances of doing the same this year and providing value in this week's contests on FanDuel.
DraftKings PGA: Hero World Challenge
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WGC-HSBC Recap: McIlroy Wins for Fourth Time in 2019
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Yahoo DFS Golf: WGC-HSBC Champions
36 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: WGC-HSBC Champions
36 days ago
Paul Casey has been a top-25 machine both at this course and over the last several months, so he will be a golfer to target in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Schauffele wasn't even on the radar when the 2016-17 season began. He posted a top-5 during the fall portion of the season, but proceeded to miss four of his first five cuts in 2017. Everything started to click at the U.S. Open though as he posted another top-5 at Erin Hills. A few weeks later, he won the Greenbrier Classic and the entire complexion of his season changed. Schauffele scrambled on the back-nine at the BMW just to make the Tour Championship and he parlayed that into another win. In total, it was an amazing rookie season for Schauffele and while he appears to have a lot of talent, he set the bar awfully high last season, which makes him tough to pick in a salary cap format.
Schauffele, 26th on the regular-season Web.com Tour money list to miss a tour card that way by one spot, gathered himself and went T50-T18-T9 in the playoffs, clinching a spot on the PGA Tour and giving himself a nice sigh of relief. He's playing well and could hop up on a leaderboard this fall, as he was T12 in GIR and T15 in putts per GIR in Columbus.
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Runner-up at TOUR Championship
August 25, 2019
Schauffele shot a four round total of 14-under-par, which earned him a runner-up finish at the TOUR Championship and $5 million.
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T19 finish at BMW Championship
August 19, 2019
Schauffele shot an even par round of 72 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish in a tie for 19th place.
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Struggles on greens in Jersey
August 13, 2019
Schauffele shot rounds of 70-72 to miss the cut by one at the Northern Trust.
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Falters on Sunday
July 22, 2019
Schauffele ended the week with a disappointing round of seven-over 78 to finish in a tie for 41st place at the Open Championship.
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Enters Open Championship fresh
July 17, 2019
Schauffele will play with Henrik Stenson and Greame McDowell for the opening two rounds of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
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