Xander Schauffele’s wife reveals blacking out’ during emotional PGA as…….

Xander Schauffele’s wife reveals blacking out’ during emotional PGA as…….

It was the greatest moment of her husband Xander Schauffele’s career, but Maya Schauffele says she was ‘blacking out’ after the 30-year-old’s PGA Championship victory at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville on Sunday.

orry, I’m blacking out,’ Maya told The Athletic, her voice reportedly trembling. 

‘This means everything. Everything that he has worked hard for, it just goes to show that you’ll see results if you put in the work. He deserves it more than anything

Schauffele’s scramble for a 72nd-hole birdie at Valhalla — where Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy also delivered exciting final-day victories in decades past — set the major-championship scoring record. It edged out DeChambeau by a shot after he, too, scrapped for an 18th-hole birdie to briefly tie for the lead.

The win ended a two-year run of close calls with no victories for Schauffele, the 2021 Olympic gold medalist who moves up to second in the world rankings. Just over the past nine weeks, he has held the Saturday lead in two tournaments only to see Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy snatch it away.

This time, Bryson DeChambeau was trying to do the same, but couldn’t. That the runner-up was part of the LIV Golf league that has disrupted the sport and left its future in limbo felt less like a hair-raising controversy and more like an afterthought given the entertaining show he and Schauffele put on.

‘I knew that birdies had to be made, so there was some sort of aggression that I knew I needed coming into today,’ Schauffele said, a nod to the fact that a major-record 15 players entered the final round at double-digits under par.

Schauffele’s final birdie left him at 6-under 65 for the round. He finished at 21 under to break the major-scoring record previously shared by Brooks Koepka (2018 PGA) and Henrik Stenson (2016 British).

The score was low; 

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