Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
25-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Schauffele is nothing if not consistent. Schauffele surprised the golf world by topping $4 million during his rookie season and he followed that up with another $4 million season in his second year on the PGA Tour. The only difference in the two seasons was the way he went about making that money. In his first season, he picked-up two victories, one of which came at the Tour Championship. In his second season, he failed to win, but he had more high-end finishes that he did in his rookie season and he was generally more consistent. It's certainly a good sign that Schauffele has proved he can find success in different ways, but there's no way to know if he can significantly improve upon the $4 million number. As such, Schauffele carries a lot of risk entering this season for salary cap purposes. Read Past Outlooks
T19 finish at BMW Championship
August 19, 2019
Schauffele shot an even par round of 72 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish in a tie for 19th place.
ANALYSIS
Schauffele got off to a hot start to the week with rounds of 67-68, but lost ground by only managing to shoot two-under on the weekend. He struggled with the putter once again this week, but came in sixth in both SG: Around and SG: Tee-to-green. Schauffele will start the TOUR Championship in solid position at four-under-par, but will have to make up six shots on leader Justin Thomas. The San Diego State product loves East Lake, as he won there as a rookie in 2017 and finished T7 last year.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Xander Schauffele
Tour Championship Preview: Doubting Thomas
Yesterday
Greg Vara analyzes the Tour Championship where Justin Thomas is not necessarily the slam dunk some expect despite starting with a two-stroke lead.
DraftKings PGA: Tour Championship
Yesterday
It's been a season full of trophies for Brooks Koepka, and Len Hochberg likes his chances to snag one more. Find out who else makes the cut in the final DraftKings contests of the 2018-19 campaign.
BMW Championship Recap: Thomas Ends Year-Plus Winless Streak
2 days ago
Len Hochberg discusses Justin Thomas’ three-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay and dives into the new scoring system of the Tour Championship.
DraftKings PGA: The Northern Trust
15 days ago
Jon Rahm has produced high finishes on a regular basis this season, and Len Hochberg zeroes in on him as he provides his DraftKings recommendations for the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Yahoo DFS Golf: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
28 days ago
Henrik Stenson is playing well, and he could prove to be a nice bargain in this week's DFS contests on Yahoo.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Schauffele wasn't even on the radar when the 2016-17 season began. He posted a top-5 during the fall portion of the season, but proceeded to miss four of his first five cuts in 2017. Everything started to click at the U.S. Open though as he posted another top-5 at Erin Hills. A few weeks later, he won the Greenbrier Classic and the entire complexion of his season changed. Schauffele scrambled on the back-nine at the BMW just to make the Tour Championship and he parlayed that into another win. In total, it was an amazing rookie season for Schauffele and while he appears to have a lot of talent, he set the bar awfully high last season, which makes him tough to pick in a salary cap format.
Schauffele, 26th on the regular-season Web.com Tour money list to miss a tour card that way by one spot, gathered himself and went T50-T18-T9 in the playoffs, clinching a spot on the PGA Tour and giving himself a nice sigh of relief. He's playing well and could hop up on a leaderboard this fall, as he was T12 in GIR and T15 in putts per GIR in Columbus.
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Struggles on greens in Jersey
August 13, 2019
Schauffele shot rounds of 70-72 to miss the cut by one at the Northern Trust.
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Falters on Sunday
July 22, 2019
Schauffele ended the week with a disappointing round of seven-over 78 to finish in a tie for 41st place at the Open Championship.
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Enters Open Championship fresh
July 17, 2019
Schauffele will play with Henrik Stenson and Greame McDowell for the opening two rounds of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
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Third top-six in as many U.S. Opens
June 17, 2019
Schauffele fired a four-under 67 in the final round of the U.S. Open to move into a tie for third place.
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Leads Memorial field in SG: OTT
June 2, 2019
Schauffele closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament to finish seven-under and tied for 14th.
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