Who is U.S. Open leader Xander Schauffele?
Golf Culture U.S. Open

Who is U.S. Open leader Xander Schauffele?


SHARE THIS STORY

Xander Schauffele is in the lead at the 2017 US Open, and he's an unknown player to a lot of fans. However, he's a young gun that maybe you should start getting to know in a hurry before he potentially hoists the US Open trophy on Sunday at Erin Hills.

Schauffele -- pronounced SHAW-flay -- is a rookie on the PGA Tour, playing his first full season on the circuit after getting to the big show through the Web.com Tour. He finished 26th on the 2016 Web.com Tour regular season money list after getting to the tour through Q-school. He then got on the PGA Tour through his combined earnings in the Web.com Tour Finals, finishing 15th among eligible players.

Ranked 352nd in the world ranking heading into the U.S. Open, Schauffele has three top-25 finishes in 17 starts this season. His best finish is a T-5 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in November.



He turned pro in 2015 as a top-10 amateur in the world, having won the 2014 California State Amateur Championship. Schauffele went to college at San Diego State University, where he won three times.

Schauffele's parents are immigrants to the United States, with his dad with French heritage and his mom with Taiwanese heritage.

SUBSCRIBE & WIN TIGER WOODS' BRIDGESTONE GOLF BALLS!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in June will be entered to win 3 dozen limited-edition Tiger Tour B golf balls!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.