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
Continues to impress
March 28, 2020
Schauffele has competed in eight events in the 2019-20 season and currently sits 11th with $2.4 million in earnings on the PGA Money List.
Schauffele has missed just one cut on the season and has seven finishes of T24 or better in his other seven events. His best finish was a solo second at the WGC-HSBC Champions. The 26-year-old remains a force with his tee-to-green game as he sits ninth on tour in that category. He is also ninth in SG: Total. His putter has been the only thing to really hold him back, as is just 119th with just 0.13 strokes gained per round. The Californian was also a member of the USA's winning President Cup team in Australia, and he is currently fifth in the Ryder Cup standings.
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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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Leads in SG: Approach in Mexico
February 23, 2020
Schauffele fired a final round five-under 66 on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship to finish eight-under and tied for 14th.
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T23 at Genesis Invitational
February 17, 2020
Schauffele closed with a two-under 69 on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational to finish four-under and tied for 23rd.
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Can't take advantage of opportunity
January 5, 2020
Schauffele finished second at the Sentry Tournament of Champions after being eliminated on the first playoff hole.
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T10 at Hero World Challenge
December 10, 2019
Schauffele closed with a four-under 68 on Sunday at the Hero World Challenge to finish seven-under and tied for 10th.
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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.
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