Schauffele Stuffs Tee Shot on 18, Wins at Greenbrier

By Dan Bier
Monday July 10th, 2017 8:36 am EDT




 

X marks the latest rookie to win on the PGA Tour. Xander Schauffele claimed victory on Sunday at The Greenbrier Classic in impressive fashion after stuffing his tee shot on the par-3 18th and calmly holing a three-footer for birdie to fend off Robert Streb and Jamie Lovemark to capture his first career win. 

Teeing off in the penultimate group trailing by three strokes, the 23-year-old La Jolla, California native went out in a clean two-under 32 putting himself firmly in the mix heading into the back nine. After a tough bogey on the par-4 11th, Schauffele then birdied two of his final three holes, including staring down the barrel on 18 with this pitching wedge en route to a final round 3-under 67, locking up the rookie’s maiden victory.

“I think it honestly just changed my life, really. I need a little bit of time to take it all in,” Schauffele said immediately following the round. 

 

Robert Streb finished runner-up for the second consecutive year at the Old White TPC, while 54-hole leader Sebastian Munoz and Jaime Lovemark finished in a tie for third. Phil Mickelson, who made the cut for just the first time in four chances at this event, equaled the low round of the day with a 6-under 64. This is Lefty’s lowest score on Tour since his opening round 63 at the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Here’s a look at the final round highlights and results from the 2017 Greenbrier Classic:

The next stop on the PGA Tour is John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

 

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