12 Things You Didn't Know About Xander Schauffele

Get to know the young American a little better with these 12 facts you didn't know

12 Things You Didn't Know About Xander Schauffele
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Full nameAlexander Victor Schauffele
Date of birthOctober 25, 1993
BornSan Diego, California
ResidesLas Vegas, Nevada
SpouseMaya Lowe
CollegeLong Beach State University, San Diego State University
Turned pro2015
PGA Tour wins7
Major wins0
Career high world ranking4th
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
CaddieAustin Kaiser
SponsorsCallaway, adidas, Hyland, Aon

12 Things You Didn't Know About Xander Schauffele

1. His full name is Alexander Victor Schauffele.

2. He was born and raised in San Diego, California.

3. Xander boasts four legal nationalities. He has German and French from his father's side, Taiwanese from his mother's, and American from both sides as well.

4. His father Stefan was an Olympic hopeful for Germany in the decathlon before a head-on car accident with a drunk driver ended his chances.

In the video below, Schauffele speaks about his relationship with the Open Championship and his thoughts on the Home Of Golf. 

5. Xander originally went to Long Beach State University before transferring during his sophomore year to San Diego State University. He graduated with a degree in Social Sciences in 2015.

6. Xander is married to University of California graduate Maya Lowe and they have been together since 2014.

7. In 2016, he played a full season on the Web.com Tour and missed out on securing his PGA Tour card by less than $1,000. He earned his full card at the Web.com Tour Finals later that year.

8. His best world ranking so far is 4th.

9. He became the first rookie ever to win the Tour Championship in 2017. Along with his victory at the 2017 Greenbrier Classic, Schauffele won the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year award as a result of his sublime play.

10. His best finish in a Major came at the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie. Going into the final round tied for the lead, Schauffele shot 74 to finish two back of Francesco Molinari in a tie for second place. He was also T2nd at the 2019 Masters.

11. He won the Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020, finishing one clear of Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini.

12. He made his Ryder Cup debut for Team USA in 2021 at Whistling Straits after being named as one of Steve Stricker's wildcard picks. He won three points from four matches. 

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22