Impressed with Zander Schauffele

BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
My relax time this weekend (two kids...have to plan it) was sitting by the fire Sunday night watching the end of the tourney on Maui. I was really blown away by Zander's play coming down the stretch. Can't remember seeing golf played that well for some time. Always have been favorably impressed with his play. One thing I noticed about him - he's built to smash balls. Built like a powerlifter in his lower body. His dad is his swing coach? That worked out well...
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  • Dr. BlockDr. Block Members Posts: 610 ✭✭
    His swing reminds me of Sergio Garcia minus the lay off move in transition. He definitely puts an exceptionally pure strike on the ball like Sergio.
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    He’s the player Tiger Woods always wanted to be.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
    Obviously not too impressed as you spelled his first name wrong. And if you haven’t seen play that well you must have missed his 2017 tour championship win. Imo his performance this week was good but there’s been better in the last couple years alone on tour
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,613 ✭✭


    1. Xander is the comeback kid.


    Schauffele, who won for the second time this season and first since he beat Tony Finau in a playoff at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions last fall, has come from behind to win all four of his TOUR titles. What’s more, Schauffele has birdied the final hole to either win by one or force a playoff each time. He has a 66.5 scoring average and is 30-under in his last six final rounds on TOUR, dating back to the 2018 BMW Championship.




    https://www.pgatour.com/monday-finish/2019/01/07/xander-schauffele-wins-sentry-tournament-champions-comeback.html
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    GoGoErky wrote:


    Obviously not too impressed as you spelled his first name wrong. And if you haven't seen play that well you must have missed his 2017 tour championship win. Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour
    Yeah, wasn't that the win where he almost missed the last putt? Thanks for helping me with this information about Zshandir...
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,524 ✭✭


    He’s the player Tiger Woods always wanted to be.




    Came here to say this.
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  • TreyWingbatTreyWingbat Members Posts: 435 ✭✭
    Zander... the Z Man!
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭

    GoGoErky wrote:


    Obviously not too impressed as you spelled his first name wrong. And if you haven't seen play that well you must have missed his 2017 tour championship win. Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour
    Yeah, wasn't that the win where he almost missed the last putt? Thanks for helping me with this information about Zshandir...




    Yeah and there’s no Z in his name. It’s Xander
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    Xhandor?
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,411 ✭✭
    edited Jan 8, 2019 2:56pm #11
    Watched him play at the US Open last year. Not a big guy at all, but his swing is basically as efficient as possible and he gets 100% out of his body. He doesn't seem to have any weaknesses in his game which is why I think he's a constant top performer unlike Rory (struggles with like 30-70 yard shots, sometimes putting) who can be streaky at times.
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  • burritos4breakfastburritos4breakfast hawai'iMembers Posts: 264 ✭✭
    GoGoErky wrote:


    Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour


    back to back birdies down the stretch to fire a course record 11 under final round to win from 5 back? no there hasn't.
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 154 ✭✭

    GoGoErky wrote:


    Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour


    back to back birdies down the stretch to fire a course record 11 under final round to win from 5 back? no there hasn't.




    They showed a graphic on the telecast that Xander's -11 tied for second best final round score in relation to par for a PGA tour winner. First was Duval's 59 (-13). Pretty strong stuff for sure.

  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    Yeah, not bad, huh?



    Gotta love Zxhandor...
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,524 ✭✭
    Lovin how OP is sticking to his guns. ZANDER for the Masters, baby!
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  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,675 ✭✭

    GoGoErky wrote:


    Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour


    back to back birdies down the stretch to fire a course record 11 under final round to win from 5 back? no there hasn't.




    But it's a resort course with huge fairways. A golfwrx 4 handicap could easily beat an LPGA pro on that course.
  • NPVWhizNPVWhiz Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭
    edited Jan 8, 2019 5:11pm #17
    bscinstnct wrote:




    1. Xander is the comeback kid.


    Schauffele, who won for the second time this season and first since he beat Tony Finau in a playoff at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions last fall, has come from behind to win all four of his TOUR titles. What’s more, Schauffele has birdied the final hole to either win by one or force a playoff each time. He has a 66.5 scoring average and is 30-under in his last six final rounds on TOUR, dating back to the 2018 BMW Championship.




    https://www.pgatour.com/monday-finish/2019/01/07/xander-schauffele-wins-sentry-tournament-champions-comeback.html





    I like this kid. He has final round stuff, both game and demeanor. I predict more of the same. His name does present some opportunity for bransonbergooning but we have to have a bit of levity around here don’t we. Sometimes.



    I think he should drop the ander and just go by X. Like, “I just got X’d”.
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  • mosesgolfmosesgolf Members Posts: 6,833 ✭✭


    He’s the player Tiger Woods always wanted to be.


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  • taporsnap17taporsnap17 Members Posts: 811 ✭✭
    So impressed you couldn't spell his name correctly ;-)



    TBH, I'd concentrate on his last name too.



    I jest, he's very very solid. I wished I could top a drive and still save par :-(
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,524 ✭✭


    So impressed you couldn't spell his name correctly ;-)



    TBH, I'd concentrate on his last name too.



    I jest, he's very very solid. I wished I could top a drive and still save par :-(




    I didn't see any of his interviews after the tournament. Did he ever say what the **** he was doing there? I saw the shot and it looked like he was swinging driver at about 60% of his normal speed.
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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    I noticed at address that he had choked up on that driver quite a bit. Strange shot. Seems like a personable young guy, too, with a sense of humor.



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    I noticed at address that he had choked up on that driver quite a bit. Strange shot. Seems like a personable young guy, too, with a sense of humor.



    (In my Sean Connery voice) Szhandar




    Zandar Cheflyhuo. Great kid.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭

    GoGoErky wrote:


    Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour


    back to back birdies down the stretch to fire a course record 11 under final round to win from 5 back? no there hasn't.




    Score is one thing but overall performance I put tigers tour championship win ahead of it. Xander’s win at hsbc was probavky better.
  • Sonja HenieSonja Henie Members Posts: 130 ✭✭
    Very composed and mature
  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,734 ✭✭
    Stepping up and out running both Westwood and McIlory on Sunday was some fine work by the kid. Go ahead and take another two years of exemptions Xander, now it's time to focus on a Major!
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,383 ✭✭
    edited Jan 8, 2019 7:08pm #26
    I like his humble attitude. He says he feels like an underdog. He seems relaxed and like he's having fun just playing the game. Kind of reminds me of Patrick Mahomes.

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    Quickly becoming my favorite thread of 19 to date. bearpeewhole, I will buy the next round, can’t wait to see the next spelling. #iseewhatyoudidthere
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,524 ✭✭
    Smooth.



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  • burritos4breakfastburritos4breakfast hawai'iMembers Posts: 264 ✭✭
    GoGoErky wrote:


    GoGoErky wrote:


    Imo his performance this week was good but there's been better in the last couple years alone on tour


    back to back birdies down the stretch to fire a course record 11 under final round to win from 5 back? no there hasn't.




    Score is one thing but overall performance I put tigers tour championship win ahead of it. Xander's win at hsbc was probavky better.


    lol k
  • burritos4breakfastburritos4breakfast hawai'iMembers Posts: 264 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:



    So impressed you couldn't spell his name correctly ;-)



    TBH, I'd concentrate on his last name too.



    I jest, he's very very solid. I wished I could top a drive and still save par :-(




    I didn't see any of his interviews after the tournament. Did he ever say what the **** he was doing there? I saw the shot and it looked like he was swinging driver at about 60% of his normal speed.




    he tried to hit the same bunt cut that he hit on 9 it just didnt cut
  • Young TommyYoung Tommy Members Posts: 15
    I don't understand why everyone is so impressed with XS's 62. It took him 18 holes to reach 62. I was on vacation (from Toronto) in Florida the past 2 weeks and played 11 rounds. I never needed more than 13 holes to reach 62!!
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