PGA TOUR rookie claimed seven top-10 finishes in 27 starts to earn a berth into the FedExCup Playoffs. At the BMW Championship, the third of four Playoffs events, finished T13 at Conway Farms GC, but came up just five points shy of finishing 30th in the FedExCup standings and moving on to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Ended the season ranked 32nd in the FedExCup standings.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation: Earned his first European Tour win with a record-breaking victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation. Entered the final day at Portstewart Golf Club with a share of the lead but produced a closing 65 to get to 24-under and win by six shots. Endured a moment during the final round when the correct replacement of his ball-marker was questioned while attempting to remove it from a fellow competitor's putting line, however no breach of the rule was determined. His total in relation to par marked the lowest in the event's history by three shots.

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play: Advanced to the final in his first appearance at World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play where he lost to Dustin Johnson on the final hole. Was 1-down standing on 18 tee with the honor before hitting tee shot 382 yards over the green. A poor chip and two putts led to a halved hole and handshake with Johnson, who made a regulation par. Was seeking his second TOUR win in 21st career start which would have matched Tiger Woods' achievement. Was the first player from Spain to reach the final. 7-and-5 win over Soren Kjeldsen in quarterfinal matched Daniel Berger's 7-and-5 win over J.B. Holmes in round one as largest winning margin of the week.


Reed has not spoken to his parents Bill and Jeannette Reed or his younger sister Hannah since he married Justine in 2012.[10] Reed did not invite his parents or his sister to his wedding and only considers Justine's family close. Reed's family has continued to attend tournaments where he played, even after Reed asked security to escort them out of the 2014 U.S. Open.[46][47]
Xander Schauffele is the PGA TOUR’s newest winner. The 23 year-old captured his first victory on tour at The Greenbrier Classic following rounds of 64, 69, 66 and 67, which is good news for all the neutrals out there. Xander isn’t just an exciting young talent, he’s also a genuinely fascinating guy that we’re hoping sticks around for years to come…
Dell Technologies Championship: With rounds of 71-67-63, entered the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship tied with Marc Leishman at 12-under 201. Went on to record a 5-under 66 on Labor Day for a three-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth, relegating his friend to his second consecutive runner-up finish to start the FedExCup Playoffs. With his fifth victory of the season (the most on TOUR since Spieth and Jason Day had the same number in 2015), moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, just 27 points behind Spieth. Overall, marked his sixth PGA TOUR victory in his 92nd start at the age of 24 years, 4 months, 6 days. Moved to four of six when carrying the lead/co-lead into the final round on TOUR. Week included a third-round 63 (his eighth round of 63 or better on TOUR), which featured 12 3s, the most ever recorded in a single FedExCup Playoffs event. Win was the 11th in the last 13 FedExCup Playoffs events won by a player under the age of 30. The victory was his TOUR-leading 11th top-10 finish of the season, staying one clear of Spieth.

Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive time, making it to the TOUR Championship for the fourth time in a row. Ended his season at No. 22 in the FedExCup. Made 25 cuts in 29 starts while posting 15 top-25 finishes, including four top-10s. After at least one victory in each of the four previous seasons, went winless in the 2016-17, with a best result of T2 at the PGA Championship. Played for the U.S. Presidents Cup team at Liberty National, going 3-1-1, losing to Louis Oosthuizen in Sunday's Singles.
World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Making his first start in a World Golf Championships event, reached 14-under and held the solo-lead in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a short time after beginning the back nine par-eagle-par-par-birdie-birdie. Missed putts of seven and eight feet on Nos. 16 and 17 for bogeys, which resulted in a 12-under 272 tournament total (T3), two shots behind Dustin Johnson.
Rahm finished tied for 27th place in his first Masters and then finished 4th in the Wells Fargo Championship and joint runner-up in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, results which lifted him into the top-10 of the World Rankings.[17][18][19] Making his debut in a European Tour event, he finished tied for 10th in the Open de France and, the following week, he earned his first European Tour victory by winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by six strokes.[20]

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Making his first start in a World Golf Championships event, reached 14-under and held the solo-lead in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a short time after beginning the back nine par-eagle-par-par-birdie-birdie. Missed putts of seven and eight feet on Nos. 16 and 17 for bogeys, which resulted in a 12-under 272 tournament total (T3), two shots behind Dustin Johnson.
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T4 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to record his second top-10 in just his third start in a World Golf Championships event, all coming this season. Notched his first top-10 of the season that did not result in a victory. His other two top-10s were both wins, at the Humana Challenge and the Cadillac Championship.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans: In first start since winning the Masters Tournament, finished T7 with teammate Patrick Cantlay at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. With rounds of 71 and 69, the duo was one of three teams to shoot both Foursomes rounds (R2 and R4) under-par (Brendan Steele/Jamie Lovemark, Chad Campbell/Matt Jones). For the first time since the 2017 TOUR Championship, all four reigning major champions were in the field at a PGA TOUR event (Reed/Masters, Brooks Koepka/U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth/The Open, Justin Thomas/PGA Championship). Was the only one of the four to make the cut.
Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament: Advanced to Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Finals by finishing T5 at the second-stage qualifier at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. At Q-School Finals in December, opened with a 67 then slipped to 73-78 in the second and third of six rounds. Rebounded with a 69 the fourth day before firing the third-best set of scores over the last two days, 66-65, which secured him solid eligibility status for the 2014 season.

Sony Open in Hawaii: Opened the Sony Open in Hawaii with an 11-under 59, becoming the youngest player to record a sub-60 round on the PGA TOUR (23 years, 8 months, 14 days). Added rounds of 64-65-65 for a runaway seven-stroke victory over Justin Rose, earning his fourth PGA TOUR victory (third of the season) in his 74th start at the age of 23 years, 8 months and 17 days. With a 72-hole total of 253, established a PGA TOUR record, eclipsing Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Valero Texas Open (254). History-making week included lowest opening 54-hole score (188; tied with Steve Stricker) and lowest opening 36-hole score (123). With the victory, became the fourth player to win the Sony Open in wire-to-wire fashion (no ties), joining K.J. Choi (2008), Paul Azinger (2000) and Howard Twitty (1993). Became the first player to win the SBS Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in Hawaii in the same season since Ernie Els in 2003, and the 10th to win both Hawaii events at least once during a career.

On January 12, Reed won his fourth PGA Tour title at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by defeating Jimmy Walker in a sudden death playoff.[27] He became just the fourth player in the last two decades to win four times on the PGA Tour before his 25th birthday, the other three were Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio García.[28] The win moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th.[29] Also, he finished second at the Valspar Championship, third at the Hero World Challenge, and seventh at the Honda Classic.[30][31][32] Reed also joined the European Tour for the 2015 season.


Born and raised in San Diego, California, Xander Schauffele fixed his sights on golf at the young age of 10. His father, a graduate of San Diego Golf Academy (now Golf Academy of America), encouraged his interest and to this day is his only swing coach. Schauffele played golf for Scripps Ranch High School, then Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. Among other early accolades, he won the individual title of the 2011 California State High School Championship and is the 2014 California State Amateur champion.
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive time, making it to the TOUR Championship for the fourth time in a row. Ended his season at No. 22 in the FedExCup. Made 25 cuts in 29 starts while posting 15 top-25 finishes, including four top-10s. After at least one victory in each of the four previous seasons, went winless in the 2016-17, with a best result of T2 at the PGA Championship. Played for the U.S. Presidents Cup team at Liberty National, going 3-1-1, losing to Louis Oosthuizen in Sunday's Singles.
In late January 2017, Rahm won the Farmers Insurance Open with a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole to notch his maiden PGA Tour title.[13] He jumped from 137th to 46th in the Official World Golf Ranking with the win, and also gained entry into the Masters Tournament, The Players Championship, the PGA Championship, and World Golf Championships events.[14] On 2 March, Rahm played in his first World Golf Championships event at the WGC-Mexico Championship where he shot rounds of 67-70-67-68 (−12) to finish T3, two strokes behind winner Dustin Johnson.[15]

In his first full season on the PGA TOUR, recorded 11 top-10 finishes, second only to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas (12), and finished fifth in the FedExCup standings. Missed just two cuts in 23 starts. Earned his first career PGA TOUR title at the Farmers Insurance Open. Advanced through all four FedExCup Playoffs events, where he finished no worse than seventh in any of the events.
On 7 July 2019, Rahm won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club. Rahm trailed 54-hole leader Robert Rock by five shots heading into the final 18 holes of the tournament. Beginning the round at eight-under overall, Rahm registered four birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 11-under overall and three-under 31 for the day. The 2017 Irish Open champion then shot five-under 31 on the back nine, including four birdies and an eagle, to close out the two-stroke victory.[35]
Later in the month, Rahm won the CareerBuilder Challenge after a sudden death playoff with Andrew Landry, for his second career PGA Tour victory. After matching scores on the first three extra holes, Rahm prevailed with a birdie on the fourth extra hole. The win lifted Rahm to a career high 2nd in the world rankings.[26] This made it four wins in just 38 professional starts for Rahm – a ratio bettered only by Tiger Woods in the past 30 years.[27]
Season highlighted by three wins and a seventh-place finish in his FedExCup title defense. Made the cut in 21 of 23 starts, earning double-digit top-10s (10) for the second consecutive season and reaching 20 top-25s for the first time in his career. Became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 and 2007 to lead the TOUR in earnings in consecutive seasons. Accumulated a score of 155-under-par for the season, second-best on TOUR (Dustin Johnson, 189-under). Earned inaugural appearance on the United States Ryder Cup team.
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play: Advanced to the final in his first appearance at World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play where he lost to Dustin Johnson on the final hole. Was 1-down standing on 18 tee with the honor before hitting tee shot 382 yards over the green. A poor chip and two putts led to a halved hole and handshake with Johnson, who made a regulation par. Was seeking his second TOUR win in 21st career start which would have matched Tiger Woods' achievement. Was the first player from Spain to reach the final. 7-and-5 win over Soren Kjeldsen in quarterfinal matched Daniel Berger's 7-and-5 win over J.B. Holmes in round one as largest winning margin of the week.
Dell Technologies Championship: After a T3 at THE NORTHERN TRUST, finished T4 in his first appearance at the Dell Technologies Championship. At 12-under 272, finished five strokes behind champion Justin Thomas. Marked his ninth top-10 finish of the season. Opened the tournament with rounds of 67-66 for a two-stroke lead over Adam Hadwin, Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley and Kevin Streelman.

Thomas had another chance to claim the top spot in the world later on in March at the WGC-Match Play, but he was beaten 3 & 2 by Bubba Watson in the semi-finals. He then went on to lose the consolation match 5 & 3 to Alexander Norén to finish in fourth place. The result extended his lead at the top of the FedEx Cup standings and reduced the gap on the world number one, Dustin Johnson.
The Barclays: Held share of 18-hole lead, plus solo 36-hole lead, before entering final round of The Barclays one stroke behind 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. Playing in the final pairing in the final round with Fowler, was tied with nine holes to play before Fowler bogeyed No. 11. Doubled his lead over Fowler with birdie at No. 12. When Fowler dropped out of contention with a double bogey at No. 16, all he needed was a bogey on the final hole to win by a stroke over Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo, both already in the clubhouse. A plugged lie in a fairway bunker led to a forced lay-up and an eventual two-putt bogey for a 1-under 71 and a one-stroke victory. Earned his fifth TOUR title at age 26, joining Jordan Spieth (21) and Rory McIlroy (23) as youngest winners with five TOUR titles in last 10 years. At No. 7 in the FedExCup standings, entered the FedExCup Playoffs as the highest-ranked player without a win. The Barclays marked his second come-from-behind win, a feat he also achieved at the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. It was also the third time he went on to win after holding the solo 36-hole lead.
After turning professional in June 2015, Schauffele entered the 2015 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament in fall. He was runner up in first stage at Southern Dunes GC in Maricopa, Arizona. He went on to win second stage at Oak Valley GC in Beaumont, California and ultimately earned his Web.com Tour card in the finals in Florida in a tie for 40th.[9]

Schauffele began the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs in 28th position in the standings. Entering the third of four events in the playoff series, the 2018 BMW Championship, he was 41st, needing to move up at least eleven spots to advance to the Tour Championship. Schauffele finished in a tie for third to rise to 18th position. That finish allowed him the opportunity to attempt to defend his 2017 Tour Championship title.[18] Schauffele ultimately finished T7 at the 2018 Tour Championship, while placing 15th in the season-long FedEx Cup[19]


SBS Tournament of Champions: Became the season's first multiple winner with a three-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Opened with three consecutive 67s to carry a two-stroke lead into the final round, closing with a 69 to secure this third PGA TOUR victory in his 73rd start at the age of 23 years, 8 months and 10 days. With the win, moved within 36 points of Matsuyama's FedExCup lead and in the process, became the seventh consecutive American-born winner in Kapalua. Popular victory among his peers, with Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth hanging around to watch him claim the victory on the final hole.
It was no surprise, then, that Reed drew a poor lie in an indentation in the sand. What was surprising was what happened next: Reed took two practice swings that would face significant scrutiny over the coming hours. On the first practice swing, he placed his club on the sand behind his ball, took it club low and away, and scraped a quantity of sand from behind his ball. His second practice swing was slightly more square to the target, and as he pulled the club away he scraped an additional bit of sand out of the way. It looked pretty cut-and-dry: there had been sand in the way, and Reed cleared a path.
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Converted a three-stroke lead after 54 holes lead into a four-stroke win at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Recorded his ninth career PGA TOUR victory – and first at a World Golf Championships event – in his 112th career start at the age of 25 years, 3 months, 7 days. Became the fifth player and youngest of the five to win the FedExCup, a major championship and a World Golf Championships event (Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods). Became the third player with three wins during the 2017-18 season (Justin Thomas/3, Bubba Watson/3, Dustin Johnson/3).
BMW Championship: Recorded first win in 2018-19 at the BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the season. Marked 10th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 26 years, 3 months, 20 days in his 136th career start, and second FedExCup Playoffs title. Set course record at Medinah Country Club Course No. 3 with a third-round 61, his fourth round of 61 or better on TOUR. Entered the final round with a six-shot lead, which at one point, shrunk to two. Won by three shots over Patrick Cantlay. Marked the seventh of 10 54-hole leads/co-leads on TOUR he converted to victory. Claimed the top spot in the FedExCup standings heading to the TOUR Championship.
Schauffele, who is known exclusively as Xander Schauffele in the golfing world, was born in San Diego, California to a German/French naturalized immigrant father and a Taiwanese naturalized immigrant mother. Schauffele's father has been his only swing coach throughout his golfing career.[2] The Schauffele teaching philosophy relies heavily on basic ball flight laws and golf club mechanics – as a result Schauffele had not seen his own swing until about age 18.[3]
DP World Tour Championship Dubai: Carded a final-round 67 to win the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, where a late slip from Justin Rose handed Tommy Fleetwood the Race to Dubai title. Came home in 33 to get to 19-under and win his second Rolex Series title by one shot over Shane Lowry and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Awarded the European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award earlier in the week, added this win to his Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation title to become the first player to win multiple Rolex Series events.
Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth time in his fifth season and won his 10th PGA TOUR title at the BMW Championship, advancing to the TOUR Championship for the fourth consecutive season and finishing tied for third in the FedExCup standings. Became the ninth player to win 10 TOUR titles, including a major, before turning 27. Was one of two players to finish each season from 2016-17 to 2018-19 in the top 10 of the FedExCup standings, joining Brooks Koepka. Led the TOUR in Par-5 Scoring Average, and at 4.42, recorded the best mark in that statistic since Tiger Woods in 2003 (4.38). Earned seven top-10s and made 18 cuts in 20 starts.

In February 2018, Thomas won for the eighth time on tour, claiming victory at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He birdied the final hole of regulation play to make a playoff with Luke List. Then on the first extra hole, Thomas made birdie again on the same hole, after a 5-wood from the fairway. List could not hole his birdie putt, after the missing the green to the right, resulting in Thomas winning the tournament. The win lifted Thomas to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and number three in world rankings.[18]
Rahm won the Ben Hogan Award in 2015 and 2016, the first player to win it twice.[5] He was also the leading individual at the 2014 Eisenhower Trophy.[6] He competed in the 2015 Phoenix Open as an amateur during his junior year, finishing tied for fifth place, three shots behind the winner.[7] On 1 April 2015, Rahm became the 28th player to be the No. 1-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. His first stint was for 25 consecutive weeks, after which he surrendered it, regained it, and held it for an additional 35 weeks. His total of 60 weeks spent atop the ranking is the all-time record. While ranked No. 1 in the world, he advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 U.S. Amateur before losing to Derek Bard.[8]
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