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WITB: Xander Schauffele’s Equipment for the PGA Championship 2024

It was a thrilling competition, but in the end Xander Schauffele won the 2024 PGA Championship under his own steam and with it his first major victory. With seven PGA Tour victories and six top five finishes in major tournaments, he was considered one of the best golfers without a major title – until now.

Xander Schauffele wins the 2024 PGA Championship

Even though it’s been two years since his last victory, it was his mental assertiveness that carried Xander Schauffele all the way to his major win. Especially with Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland breathing down his neck, the 30-year-old was aware that he had to play his game patiently. Even though he did not reach his target of 22 under par, 21 under par was enough for him to win and set the all-time record for the lowest major score. He relied mainly on Callaway for this performance.

WITB Xander Schauffele – The Equipment for the PGA Championship 2024

In his bag he has the latest Paradym AI Smoke Driver in the Triple Diamond edition. This has a neutral to fade-orientated clubface, which is aimed particularly at low handicappers and tour pros. It offers good handling from the tee, which should ensure a high ball launch and low spin. Schauffele also uses the same Triple Diamond model among the fairway woods for golfers with a higher swing speed who are looking for precise ball control and a penetrating, low-spin ball flight. A Callaway Apex Utility Wood bridges the gap to the Callaway Apex TCB irons. In doing so, he seems to favour the 21′ version of the UW over the newer 2023 version. In addition to a Callaway JAWS Raw (52°), Schauffele complements his bag with Vokey SM 10 wedges (56°, 60°) from Titleist. His Odyssey Las Vegas putter is a prototype.

Xander Schauffele’s Bag

Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees @10.1)
3-wood:
 Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (15 degrees)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)

Wedges: Callaway JAWS Raw (52 degrees)

Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Las Vegas prototype

Ball: Callaway Chrome Tour

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Watch: Bryson DeChambeau Yells at Ball Thief

Bryson DeChambeau was fully focussed in the final round of the 2024 PGA Championship, which was obvious to anyone watching. Nevertheless, he took the time to intervene when an injustice unfolded before his eyes. On the long walk from hole 9 to the tenth tee, the 2020 US Open winner threw his ball to a young boy. An adult man caught the ball in flight and tried to make off with the souvenir, but DeChambeau yelled at him to come back and told him to give the ball to the boy for whom the gift was intended.

PGA Championship 2024: Bryson DeChambeau orders ball thief back

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PGA Championship 2024 Live Blog: Showdown Morikawa versus Schauffele

Live Blog for the PGA Championship 2024

The 2024 PGA Championship will be held from May 16th to May 19th at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The golf club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and has been in existence since 1986. The PGA Championship has already been held here three times, with Mark Brooks, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy emerging as winners.

Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler and Co. at Valhalla Golf Club

A high-calibre field of participants is expected, with Brooks Kopeka as the defending champion, who was in top form shortly before the start of the tournament with a victory at LIV Golf. But his rivals have also recently lifted their own trophies. Rory McIlroy not only won the Zurich Classic together with Shane Lowry at the end of April, but also the Wells Fargo Championship in the week before the major. He is aiming to repeat his success from 2014, when he claimed his last major victory to date in Valhalla. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who is currently considered almost unbeatable, also wants to have his say.

With the Golf Post live blog, you won’t miss a single hole from the first tee shot to the last putt until the winner of the PGA Championship 2024 is announced on Sunday.

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PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler Fought Moving Day Battles without trusted Caddie Ted Scott

What a week for Scottie Scheffler: Arriving just after the birth of his son at the PGA Championship 2024, opening the tournament with an eagle hole out and in contention, being arrested on Friday morning and still shooting 66 to stay among the top players. And then came Saturday, Moving Day and all the turmoil seemed to suddenly catch up with him.

Double bogey, bogey, bogey caused Scheffler to crash down the leaderboard and he didn’t seem like the player we saw win over and over again over the last few month or even the player he was the day before, unflappable even after facing core shaking circumstances. Scheffler brought himself with a birdie out of that downward spiral, but even from there things stayed wobbly. In the end a two over par 73 meant the loss of his impressive streak of 42 consecutive round of par or better.

Scottie Scheffler with backup caddie on Moving Day of PGA Championship 2024

But another aspect was different for Scheffler on Saturday: After everything that happened during his week so far, Scheffler had to go through moving day without his usual caddie, Ted Scott. Ted Scott flew, as it was planned months in advance, to his daughters high school graduation on Friday.

As a backup for Scott, PGA Tour chaplain Brad Payne took over Scheffler’s bag in Saturday. “It’s one of my older friends who travels week to week out here,” Scheffler said before the tournament. “I trust him to rake a bunker more than my buddies.”

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 18: Scottie Scheffler of the United States and caddie Brad Payne prepare to play a shot from the second tee during the third round of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 18, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

“All-time win for caddies”

But in the end the heavenly support didn’t seem enough to keep Scottie Schefflers head in the game, leading people to ask what role Ted Scott is really playing in Scottie Schefflers success. Golf Digest’s Joel Beall writes on X (formerly Twitter): “Scheffler going south without Ted Scott is an all-time win for caddies.”

Or maybe the events that transpired the day before just took a while to really catch up with the number 1 player in the world. Golf Channel reporter Todd Lewis quotes Scheffler saying: “I don’t think it hit me until this morning what actually transpired yesterday.”

For Sunday, Ted Scott is expected to be back, but from eight shots behind the leaders it would take a miracle for the pair to catch up and hoist the Wanamaker Trophy together.

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PGA Championship 2024: Rory McIlroy’s Tee Times at Valhalla

From Thursday, 16th May on, the stars of the golf world will be battling it out for the Wanamaker Trophy at the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. 156 golfers are in the field.

After several delays the final round can start as originally scheduled at 1:45 PM. Players will now all start from tee 1 and play in flights of 2. A staked leaderboard awaits with Xander Schauffele and Colin Morikawa tied for the lead, followed by Saith Theegala on 3 and Shane Lowry, Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland tied for 4th place.

PGA Championship 2024: Rory McIlroy’s Tee Time

Rory McIlroy will start his final round at 12:45 PM with Tom Kim.

Tee Times PGA Championship 2024 Round 4

Tee Time Hole Player 1 Player 2
7:45 1
Jeremy Wells
Jeremy Wells
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Alejandro Tosti
Alejandro Tosti
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7:55 1
Sebastian Söderberg
Sebastian Söderberg
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Brendon Todd
Brendon Todd
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8:05 1
Rasmus Højgaard
Rasmus Højgaard
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Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
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8:15 1
S.H.  Kim
S.H. Kim
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Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
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8:25 1
Andrew Putnam
Andrew Putnam
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Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox
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8:35 1
Talor Gooch
Talor Gooch
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Stephan Jaeger
Stephan Jaeger
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8:45 1
Adam Hadwin
Adam Hadwin
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Erik van Rooyen
Erik van Rooyen
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8:55 1
Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland
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Grayson Murray
Grayson Murray
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9:05 1
Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay
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Luke Donald
Luke Donald
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9:15 1
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood
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Jesper Svensson
Jesper Svensson
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9:25 1
Joaquin Niemann
Joaquin Niemann
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Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler
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9:35 1
Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed
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Cameron Young
Cameron Young
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9:45 1
Braden Shattuck
Braden Shattuck
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Byeong Hun An
Byeong Hun An
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10:05 1
Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka
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Nicolai Højgaard
Nicolai Højgaard
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10:15 1
Adam Svensson
Adam Svensson
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Thorbjørn Olesen
Thorbjørn Olesen
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10:25 1
Alexander Björk
Alexander Björk
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Lucas Glover
Lucas Glover
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10:35 1
Tyrrell Hatton
Tyrrell Hatton
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Corey Conners
Corey Conners
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10:45 1
Brian Harman
Brian Harman
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Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
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10:55 1
Brice Garnett
Brice Garnett
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Min Woo Lee
Min Woo Lee
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11:05 1
Kurt Kitayama
Kurt Kitayama
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Will Zalatoris
Will Zalatoris
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11:15 1
Ben Kohles
Ben Kohles
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Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
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11:25 1
Doug Ghim
Doug Ghim
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Alex Noren
Alex Noren
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11:35 1
Jason Day
Jason Day
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Zac Blair
Zac Blair
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11:45 1
Maverick McNealy
Maverick McNealy
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Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel
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12:05 1
Max Homa
Max Homa
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Tom Hoge
Tom Hoge
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12:15 1
Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler
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Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard
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12:25 1
Aaron Rai
Aaron Rai
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Matt Wallace
Matt Wallace
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12:35 1
Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama
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Ryo Hisatsune
Ryo Hisatsune
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12:45 1
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
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Tom Kim
Tom Kim
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12:55 1
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth
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Russell Henley
Russell Henley
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13:05 1
Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley
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Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore
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13:15 1
Thomas Detry
Thomas Detry
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Lucas Herbert
Lucas Herbert
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13:25 1
Harris English
Harris English
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Austin Eckroat
Austin Eckroat
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13:35 1
Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas
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Tony Finau
Tony Finau
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13:55 1
Dean Burmester
Dean Burmester
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Lee Hodges
Lee Hodges
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14:05 1
Justin Rose
Justin Rose
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Robert MacIntyre
Robert MacIntyre
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14:15 1
Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau
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Viktor Hovland
Viktor Hovland
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14:25 1
Sahith Theegala
Sahith Theegala
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Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry
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14:35 1
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
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Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa
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PGA Championship 2024: 25 Minute Delay for Rules Discussion

After the second round of the PGA Championship 2024 had to start later on Friday, it was questionable whether all players would be able to finish their round. And an incident involving Robert MacIntyre caused even more delays towards the end of the round. The Scot needed 25 minutes between two shots on hole 7 because his ball landed on a fence and the discussion about the point of relief dragged on for a while.

PGA Championship 2024: Delay for Robert MacIntyre

At 07:52 local time, Robert MacIntyre hit his second shot on hole 7. The ball went off to the right and landed on the fence of a hospitality area. MacIntyre arrived at his ball at 07:56. As these structures are considered temporary immovable obstructions, he was entitled to relief. Intensive deliberations then began as to which point of relief should be chosen.

MacIntyre finally decided in favour of a point on the opposite side of the hospitality area. He dropped the ball there, but on the muddy ground the ball landed in a puddle and thus in temporary water. That meant more relief for Robert MacIntyre. At 8:08, a second rules official arrived to help clarify the situation.

Translated wIn the end, a drop was agreed directly in the hospitality area, which MacIntyre finally completed at 08:15. MacIntyre hit his third shot just 25 minutes after his first and saved par from this position. At this point he was only three shots behind the leader Schauffele, but widened the gap with bogeys on holes 8 and 9 and finished the second round in T12.

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PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler Free and Back at the Golf Course

Scottie Scheffler will be able to play the second round of the 2024 PGA Championship. The world No. 1 arrived at Valhalla Golf Club about an hour before his tee time after being arrested in the early hours of the morning. After the start time of the second round was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes due to a traffic accident, Scheffler’s tee time is set for 10:08 am.

Due to a misunderstanding with the police, Scottie Scheffler, who was on his way to the second round, was taken into custody and taken to prison. Pictures on the Getty Images platform show the two-time major winner on site at the golf club, so it can be assumed that the situation has been resolved to the extent that Scheffler can take part in his round.

PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler out of prison

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Scottie Scheffler Arrested Before Round 2 of the PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler was reportedly taken into custody by police on his way to the second round of the 2024 PGA Championship after trying to drive around a roadblock. As ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington reported on Twitter, there was a ‘misunderstanding’ between Scheffler and the police, after which the world No. 1 attempted to drive past a police officer to Valhalla Golf Club.

PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler arrested

In the morning hours, there was a tragic traffic accident near the golf club, which led to a large police presence. However, ESPN’s broadcast made clear the Scheffler incident was not related to the accident.

Darlington recounted the details of the incident: “Scottie Scheffler tried to pull around what he believed to be security, ended up being police officers. They told him to stop, when he didn’t stop, the police officer attached himself to the vehicle. Scheffler traveled another ten yards before stopping the car. the police officer the grabbed at his arm before Scheffler eventually opened the door at which point the police officer pulled Scheffler out of the car, pushed him up against the car and immediatly placed him in handcuffs.” Scheffler seemed stunned and didn’t understand what was happening, according to the reporter, and the Number 1 golfer in the world asked Darlington to help him.

According to ESPN information, players were supposed to be allowed to drive through to the golf club despite closures, which Scheffler attempted to do. However, the officers who arrested Scheffler did not appear to be aware of exactly who they were arresting, Darlington said. In the video the reporter took of the arrest, one of the officers tells him Scheffler is ‘going to jail. There’s nothing you can do about it.’

It is still unclear whether Scottie Scheffler will be able to take part in the second round of the PGA Championship. The start of the second round has been postponed due to the traffic accident.

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— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) May 17, 2024
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PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler with a Solid Round but “Sloppy Errors”

Scottie Scheffler left no doubt, that his three-week absence from the game hasn’t impacted him at all, when he began his round at the PGA Championship 2024 with an eagle hole out from the first fairway. From that on he worked his way up the leaderboard, but even the world number 1 wasn’t immune to some setbacks. “I made some sloppy errors”, Scheffler said after his round. He lost his first shot on hole 5, after he missed the green. Another bogey occurred on hole 14 after a three-putt. But he also added four birdies into the mix and thus signed a 4-under-67.

This puts him in the top 10, five shots behind leader Xander Schauffele.

Scottie Scheffler on his first round of the PGA Championship 2024

Q. Tell me about the eagle first.

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: It was a stock 9-iron. I was trying to hit it right at the pin because I felt like if I hit it the right way, the shortest it was going to go was on the pin. I felt like it was going to go a little past the pin if anything, and it was nice to see that one go in, obviously.

Q. Is there pressure when you come on the course and there’s a 9-under?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Yeah, I mean, there’s nothing I can do. Xander went out and played a great round this morning and I’m not really going to worry about trying to shoot 9-under. I’m just going to go out and try to hit good shots and play my own game.

Q. It looked like you had a game plan for these conditions during the practice rounds and it kind of worked today. So what were the things that you would like to improve?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Yeah, I’d like to clean up a few of the mistakes. I missed two putts I felt like I should have holed today, but that’s going to happen when the greens get a little chewed up.

Q. So the last thing is, the things that you want to work on, part of your routine to prepare for the next few days?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Yeah, I’m just going to go hit a few balls, hit a couple putts and try to get to sleep as quickly as I can tonight. I felt like there was a couple things I can clean up going into tomorrow, but overall today was a solid round.

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Xander Schauffele Opens PGA Championship 2024 with Recordbreaking 62

Xander Schauffele took the early lead of the PGA Championship 2024 with a recordbreaking round of 62 shots. It was the lowest round in PGA Championship history and a new course record at the Valhalla Golf Club. Additionally it ties the record for the lowest major championship round. It is the fourth time a player shot 62 in a major championship, one of the previous instances was by Xander Schauffele himself who also opened the US Open 2023 in Los Angeles with a 62.

Xander Schauffele on his 62 at the PGA Championship

THE MODERATOR: Xander Schauffele joins us now at the 106th PGA Championship.

Xander, a heck of a start for you today. What are your thoughts on your round?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, it’s a great start to a big tournament. One I’m obviously always going to take. It’s just Thursday. That’s about it.

Q. Do you feel like you’re playing the best golf of your career right now?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Probably, yeah. I feel there’s spurts, moments in time where you feel like you can control the ball really well; you’re seeing the greens really well; you’re chipping really well. But over a prolonged period, it’s tough to upkeep high performance.

Yeah, I’d say it’s very close to it if not it.

Q. JT was saying that you’re hitting it so much further. How much of an advantage has that given you on golf courses this year?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, definitely a big advantage. I felt like out here, you’re just eyeing the fairway most times. It doesn’t really matter if you fly a ball 325 yards. If it’s in the rough, it doesn’t do you any good. You’d rather be 300 yards in the middle of the fairway.

But I think overall, just knowing that I can kind of get the ball out there pretty far without having to go at it all the time is a pretty good feeling.

Q. Mentally speaking after a round like this, do you take tomorrow and wipe the slate clean, or do you use this as something to build on tomorrow, knowing what you’ve already done today?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: A little bit of both. Teeing off 2:00-something tomorrow, the course is going to be — the greens will be probably a little bit bumpier with a lot of foot traffic coming through. Who knows with the weather, it might rain, so the course might be playing completely different.

Just going to bed knowing I’m playing some pretty good golf might just wipe the slate clean.

Q. Do you know the last person to shoot 62 in a major?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Did I get it in before Rickie?

Q. You were after him, the last one. Which round would you say was better if you compare those two days?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I don’t know. I can’t nit-pick. I’ll take a 62 in any major any day.

Q. When you think back on this round, what’s the shot or the putt that you’re going to remember the most?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Probably 12, the hole I played the worst. Kind of pull drew a 3-wood there. I asked Austin how far we had to the pin. He was like 225 out of the rough. I thought, this is going to be a pretty tough par.

So I kind of hacked it up there, and then pitched it up somewhere on the green to 15 feet and was able to make that putt early in the round, which was really big for me.

Q. We’ve talked before about the difference between not winning and, quote-unquote, failure. Obviously this game is the way it is. You don’t win most of the time. How do you cultivate resilience, and how do you hang tight to that resilience that you need?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, I think not winning makes you want to win more, as weird as that is. For me, at least, I react to it, and I want it more and more and more, and it makes me want to work harder and harder and harder.

The top feels far away, and I feel like I have a lot of work to do. But just slowly chipping away at it.

Q. I’m curious if you feel like you could have shot any better than 62 today.

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I don’t really operate that way. In terms of wanting to go practice right now, there’s always shots you can kind of pick apart or chips that you can pick apart that you felt like you could have hit better, but I’m very content with how I played.

Q. At what point in the round did you know that you were going to post a pretty low number? Was it early?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: No, not really. I didn’t get up-and-down on 10. I was able to birdie 11 and had a sweaty par on 12. It wasn’t like a dream start. Being 1-under through 3 probably would have been a good start for me anyways, and when you shoot something low, you kind of get lost in the process of what you’re doing versus thinking about how low you’re trying to shoot.