Xander Schauffele’s still churning out high finishes at major championships.
The pressure is beginning to mount for the 29-year-old, though, as he’s yet to cash in on a win. At least he’s rarely a total no-show at these big events.
A T-10th finish at the Masters this spring netted Schauffele his fourth straight top-15 and 10th career top-10 in a major in 23 starts.
Had he sprinkled in just one or two wins out of those 10 top-10s and we’re beginning to think of the X-Man as a Hall-of-Famer.
Schauffele’s at least a fan favorite among DFS players. They can count on him to play the weekend and keep a lineup afloat.
He’s been among the “best of the rest” this year after the likes of Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, and Rory McIlroy who have dominated the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.
Schauffele comes to Oak Hill on a streak of four top-10s. It’s five if you count a T-4th with Patrick Cantlay at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Schauffele took solo second at the Wells Fargo Championship. He played well enough to win on a tough Sunday at Quail Hollow, but Wyndham Clark played out of his mind to run away with it.
Schauffele leads the PGA Tour with 24 consecutive made cuts.
The San Diego State product ranks fourth on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (2.065). He’s got a well-rounded game led by his iron play, which helps him gain nearly a shot a round (.961) to rank fifth in SG approach.