How Social Media Reacted To Xander Schauffele's Maiden Major Victory At PGA Championship

Following his birdie at the 72nd hole, social media reacted to Schauffele's immense and historic victory at Valhalla

Xander Schauffele holds the Wanamaker Trophy with tweets inserted on the image
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Xander Schauffele's wait for a Major victory came to an end at the PGA Championship on Sunday, with the American birdieing the final hole to claim a one stroke victory over LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau.

It was a thrilling final round at Valhalla, as the lead changed throughout on Sunday. However, following a final round 65, it was Schauffele who not only claimed a first Major scalp, but also set the lowest score in a Major championship in the process.

Understandably, many were praising of the 30-year-old, who picked up a first trophy since the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open, with social media reacting to the historic victory in what was a thrilling final day in Kentucky.

Below, we have taken a look at the best reactions from social media, as Schauffele adds his name to the record books!

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x