American Xander Schauffele will defend his title from July 13 to 16 at the Renaissance Club for the Genesis Scottish Open. A high-end tournament, co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour, which will also see Matthew Fitzpatrick and Justin Thomas line up in this Rolex Series, the 3rd of the season on the DP World Tour.
Xander Schauffele, results
First winner in history in a tournament co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour, excluding Majors and World Championships, Xander Schauffele, 29, will put his title on the line at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick (Scotland) .
The American, gold medalist at the Tokyo Games in 2021, will be one of the big attractions of this 3rd Rolex Series of the season ($9 million in prize money). In his wake, we are already guaranteed to find his compatriot, Justin Thomas, back at the Genesis Scottish Open after finishing in the top ten in two of his three previous appearances.
A fifteen-time PGA Tour winner, Thomas made his professional debut in Scotland at the 2013 Dunhill Links Championship. Winner of the last US Open in Brookline (Massachusetts), Matthew Fitzpatrick will play his tenth Scottish Open in a row after notably taking sixth place last year, four lengths behind Schauffele, victorious at -7.
Positioned just a few days before The Open, the Genesis Scottish Open should announce in the coming weeks the presence of other very big stars of world golf, in particular those who usually play on the PGA Tour. Alexander Victor Schauffele (born October 25, 1993) is an American golfer, active primarily on the PGA and European Tour.
He is the winner of the Olympic gold medal in the individual at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Born in San Diego to a Franco-German father and a Taiwanese mother, he comes from a family of athletes and soccer players: his father Stefan was an aspiring decathlete, while his great-grandparents Richard (also discus thrower, weightlifter and multi-titled javelin thrower) and Johann Hoffmann were decent soccer players success in Europe.
He attended California State University, Long Beach and then San Diego State University, where he successfully practiced the sport of golf. In 2014 he beat compatriot Hossler by winning the California amateur championship at the prestigious La Costa Resort & Spa, before being defeated by the same in the final contest of the Western Amateur a few months later.
His amateur results earned him a place in the Top 10 of the world amateur ranking before he turned pro in 2015. In 2021 he participates in Tokyo 2020 and wins the first American gold medal since the readmission of golf to the Olympics. He wins the Olympic tournament with 266 strokes in 4 days, 18 under par.
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