15 things you might not know about Xander Schauffele are. …. full details below ⬇️

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after winning the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 12, 2024 in Clifton, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

15 things you might not know about Xander Schauffele are. …. full details below ⬇️

In some ways, Xander Schauffele is golf’s man of mystery. Though we’ve become accustomed to him contending on the PGA Tour, he isn’t big on social media and hasn’t had his story shared as often as golf’s other elite stars. That will likely change after the 30-year-old’s career-defining victory, fending off Bryson DeChambeau to win the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

We often hear snippets about Schauffele—like Jordan Spieth calling him the funniest player in the Ryder Cup locker room—but it’s likely fans don’t know the full backstory on one of golf’s biggest stars. Here are 15 of the most important things to know about the 2024 PGA champion

By 6 years old, the San Diego resident could volley a soccer ball with both feet. He was a defensive sweeper on his club team but always wanted to play offense. “The takeaway from soccer is that I hated losing,” Xander says. “The team aspect was fun, hanging out with other kids, but we’d lose and it would just piss me off more than I thought it would.”

When a 12-year-old Xander was fed up about not getting enough offensive opportunities on his soccer team, he had a fight with his coach and quit.

That’s all Stefan needed to turn Xander’s attention to golf: “I’m not kidding you,” Stefan said in 2019, “the next day, this is exactly what I said: ‘Let’s get you on the PGA Tour. Let’s

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