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.
Quicken Loans National: Came back to make his professional debut at Congressional CC, holding the first-round lead with a 7-under 64. Closed the week with a final-round 70 to finish T3 at the Quicken Loans National, four behind champion Billy Hurley III. As part of The Open Championship Qualifying Series, his finish earned him a spot at the 145th playing of The Open Championship at Royal Troon. His finish also caught the eye of Quicken Loans National tournament host Tiger Woods, who invited the Spaniard to stop by the 18th green (prior to the winner's trophy ceremony) so he could personally congratulate him on his excellent play at Congressional.
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PGA Championship: With a final-round 3-under 68 (including six birdies and three bogeys) leading to a 72-hole score of 8-under 276, finished two strokes clear of Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen to win his first major championship title (in 10 major starts) at the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. While his round included multiple highlights – including a 36-foot birdie putt on No. 9, a 40-foot chip in for birdie on No. 13 and a perfectly struck 7 iron from 221 yards to 15 feet for birdie on the par-3 17th hole – it was the 10th hole that will be the most memorable moment of his victory. His eight-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole somehow failed to go in, hanging on the lip for 12 seconds before finally falling in. Won for the fifth time on the PGA TOUR, with four of those victories coming during the 2016-17 season. Coupled with Jordan Spieth's victory at The Open Championship, marked the first time since 1923 (Bobby Jones/U.S. Open, Gene Sarazen/PGA Championship) that different players aged 25 or younger won in back-to-back majors. The son of Mike and Jani Thomas, his victory marked the eighth time the son of a PGA of America Professional won the PGA Championship, most recently by Keegan Bradley in 2011. Winning in his 90th career start at the age of 24 years, 3 months and 15 days, notched the 26th win by a player in his 20s on TOUR during the season. Collected 600 points to move from No. 4 to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. In addition, earned a five-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. Entered the final round trailing Kevin Kisner by two strokes, marking the 15th come-from-behind victory in the last 17 PGA TOUR events.
U.S. Open: Became the fifth player in U.S. Open history to record a round of 63 in the championship, with a 9-under at the par-72 Erin Hills course, marking the 31st 63 recorded in major championship history. Posted a 3-over 75 in the final round to finish T9, becoming one of 16 players who followed a major championship 63 with an over-par round. Also become the fourth of five players who recorded 63 in a U.S. Open to produce an over-par round to follow (Vijay Singh/2003/72, Jack Nicklaus/1980/71, Tom Weiskopf/1980/75, Johnny Miller/1973/final-round). T9 was his first top-10 result in a major championship in his eighth major start.
On July 16, 2019, at the 2019 Open Championship, the R&A found Schauffele's driver failed to meet CT test requirements. Schauffele was forced to scramble for a replacement driver. The R&A made 30 random inspections of players' clubs and Schauffele's driver was found to be one of four drivers of the 30 strong sample not to comply with the CT test requirements. The manufacturers brands that had drivers fail the CT test are: Callaway, Ping, Taylormade. It also has become public knowledge, that during a testing in May 2019 at the Diamond Cup Golf event on the Japan Golf Tour, some 15 drivers in the field had failed the very same CT test requirements. Rumors, that Schauffele's driver was the only one and additionally the first one ever to fail the R&A's CT test were proven unfounded and false.
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES: Won for the 11th time on the PGA TOUR, winning THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES by two shots over Danny Lee. Earned second victory at the event and fourth in Asia since the start of the 2015-16 season (2015 CIMB Classic, 2016 CIMB Classic, 2017 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, 2019 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES). Became the fifth player to win 11 times before turning 27, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. Made 27 birdies, most in the field. Played the par-4s in 13-under, five shots better than anyone else in the field. Converted the 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory for the eighth time in his 11th attempt. Marked fourth straight top-five on the PGA TOUR, reaching that mark for the first time in his career.
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.
Hero World Challenge: In his tournament debut at the Hero World Challenge, won by four shots over Tony Finau. Began the final round in a three-way tie with Finau and Henrik Stenson. Secured the victory with a bogey-free 65 in the final round, his second round without a bogey during the week (round two). Led the field in birdies and recorded the fewest bogeys.
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.
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. 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.
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai: Notched his sixth European Tour victory at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, and clinched the 2019 Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex. A closing 68 included a birdie on the 72nd hole to edge out Tommy Fleetwood by a stroke at 19-under 269. Became the first player to earn four Rolex Series titles and just the second Spaniard to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.
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-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).
DEAN & DELUCA Invitational: The two-time Hogan Award winner (given annually onsite Monday of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational) trailed 54-hole leader Webb Simpson by four strokes at the start of the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. After a bogey on the par-4 third, made five birdies en route to a 4-under 66. Barely missed a 12'2" putt on the last for birdie to force a playoff with Kevin Kisner. Marked his seventh top-10 finish in 14 starts this season, with four inside the top three. Was looking to join fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia on the list of players to win the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in their first appearance.
Deutsche Bank Championship: Making his third career start at the Deutsche Bank Championship, carded matching middle rounds of 4-under 67 and a final-round, 1-under 70 to T4, seven strokes behind Rickie Fowler. The finish marked his fourth top-10 of the season but first since a playoff loss in March at the Valspar Championship. Later finished T28 at the BMW Championship.
Mutuactivos Open de Espana: Successfully defended his title at the Mutuactivos Open de Espana, becoming the first player to win in back-to-back years since Max Faulkner in 1953. In his home country of Spain, became the first Spaniard to achieve five European Tour victories in 39 starts or fewer, with Seve Ballesteros’ achieving the feat in 49 starts. Moved to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings with the victory.
Reed shot 69-66 to lead the 2018 Masters Tournament by two strokes after two rounds. He followed up that performance with two eagles on the back nine for a 67 on Saturday. Entering the final round, he led the Masters by three strokes over Rory McIlroy. On Sunday April 8, 2018, McIlroy faltered and Reed fought off the final round comeback bids of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the green jacket, shooting 71 (−1) for a tournament total of 273 (−15). Reed moved up to No. 11 in the world rankings and collected a paycheck of $1.98 million.
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.