Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
26-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Schauffele again showed what he's capable of this past season and he again hinted at what he could be. He's already a top-10 golfer, but there are signs that he could be more. He continues to show well during the biggest events, but he's had trouble closing the deal. Schauffele will continue to improve this season and maybe even close the deal at a major. His number is still a bit too high for salary cap purposes. Read Past Outlooks
Fourth top-six finish at U.S. Open
September 20, 2020
Schauffele shot a four-over 74 in the final round of the U.S. Open to finish in solo fifth place.
Schauffele was one of the favorites this week after finishing T5-T6-T3 in his three tries at the U.S. Open. He hung around all week at Winged Foot, but just didn't have enough in the tank to challenge Bryson DeChambeau or Matthew Wolff. Schauffele might have been able to challenge for third, but he made five straight bogeys on the back-nine before a closing birdie on the 72nd hole to secure a solo fifth. Schauffele keeps sticking his name in there at all the big events and soon enough he will break through at a major.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Xander Schauffele
U.S. Open Recap: Bryson Wins the Big One
8 days ago
Neither the field nor vaunted Winged Foot could slow down Bryson DeChambeau, who shot par or better four straight days en route to his first major championship.
Weekly Preview: U.S. Open
13 days ago
Questions abound this week at famed Winged Foot GC, and Greg Vara is on hand to provide some answers, several of which involve Tyrrell Hatton.
FanDuel PGA: U.S. Open
14 days ago
Jon Rahm has a lot working in his favor this week, and he finds himself among Ryan Andrade's top options for DFS golf contests on FanDuel.
Betting on Golf: U.S. Open
14 days ago
Golfers without a major victory have won bettors a pretty penny in recent major championships, and Ryan Pohle believes Xander Schauffele could be the latest to do that this week.
DraftKings PGA: U.S. Open
14 days ago
Bryson DeChambeau has not played his best golf of late, but the stats are in his favor, and that earns him a spot among Len Hochberg's picks to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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
September 7, 2020
Schauffele closed with a final round four-under 66 at the Tour Championship, finishing two shots behind FedEx Cup Champion Dustin Johnson.
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Six consecutive top-25s
August 24, 2020
Schauffele closed with a four-under 67 on Sunday at the Northern Trust to finish 11-under and tied for 25th.
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T10 showing at PGA Championship
August 9, 2020
Schauffele closed with a three-under 67 in the final round of the PGA Championship to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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T6 at WGC-FedEx St. Jude
August 2, 2020
Schauffele moved into a tie for sixth place after his four-under 66 in the final round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
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Climbs leaderboard in final round
July 19, 2020
Schauffele jumped into a share of 13th place after firing a two-under 70 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament.
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