2024 PGA Championship: Xander Schauffele dominates leaderboard with record-tying round

Xander Schauffele’s performance in the 2024 PGA Championship was nothing short of historic. Schauffele not only had a phenomenal start but also etched his name in the record books again by tying the lowest round in a major championship with a remarkable 62 in the opening round. This feat also marked him as the first player to achieve this score twice in a major.

Moreover, Schauffele left an indelible mark on the Valhalla Golf Club, shattering the previous record with a stunning nine-under-par 62. This record, previously held by Jose Maria Olazabal since the 2000 PGA Championship with a score of 63, now belongs to Schauffele.

In a display of exceptional skill, Schauffele also shot a 62 in the first round of the US Open in 2023. This achievement placed him in the elite company of just two other players, Rickie Fowler and Brandon Grace, who have ever broken this record.

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Who is Xander Schauffele ?

Xander Schauffele is from San Diego, California. He turned pro in 2015 and joined the PGA Tour in 2017. Since turning professional, Schauffele has played in 174 events, won seven times, and has finished in the Top 10 eight times.

Schauffele’s most recent PGA Tour wins include the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open, 2022 Travelers Championship and the 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Schauffele was also apart of the Team USA for the 2020 Olympic Games and won gold with a -18.

Schauffele’s total earnings are estimated to be around $46 million.

2024 PGA Championship and how to watch

Dates: May 16-19, 2024

May 16-19, 2024 Time: Coverage begins 7 a.m. ET Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Coverage begins 7 a.m. ET Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Location: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky

Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky Cable TV: ESPN (Thursday, Friday, early Saturday, early Sunday); CBS (Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon)

ESPN (Thursday, Friday, early Saturday, early Sunday); CBS (Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon) Streaming: ESPN+; YouTube TV; Paramount+; fuboTV

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