In four visits to Quail Hollow, Xander Schauffele owns a pair of made cuts with T-14th (72-71-68-71) at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship.
His best golf here in Charlotte came last fall at the Presidents Cup. Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay were a dynamic duo, going 2-1-0 together. He didn’t play fantastically in Sunday singles, but Schauffele did enough to beat Corey Conners and earn the clinching point for the Americans.
The last time we saw Schauffele in action was at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans where he and Cantlay tied for fourth after winning in 2022.
That was Schauffele’s fourth straight top-10 and third top-five in that span. His last solo outing resulted in solo fourth at the RBC Heritage.
He took T-10th at the Masters. Schauffele is up to six top-10s on the season, including T-3rd at The American Express.
While critics occasionally malign Schauffele for not winning more, he’s a daily fantasy darling.
That’s because Schauffele owns the longest active made-cuts streak on the PGA Tour with 22. It’s very rare to see him shoot anything higher than a 72 or 73.
Through April 26, the former San Diego State Aztec ranks seventh on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.786). Schauffele has no glaring weaknesses and gains strokes in every category.
The 29-year-old Californian’s third in approach proximity from 150-175 yards (23’7”) and sixth from 175-200 (30’4”).
He’s not the longest guy out there, but Schauffele does enough elsewhere to make up for it.