Schauffele's record-breaking victory and highlights of PGA Championship 2024

Xander Schauffele clinched his first career major title.
Xander Schauffele - 2024 PGA Championship
Xander Schauffele - 2024 PGA Championship / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

The 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club culminated with a spectacular and historic finish, as Xander Schauffele clinched his first career major title. His remarkable victory, with a record-setting score of 21-under par, marked a significant milestone in his career and in the history of golf. 

A historic win for Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele, at 30, displayed exceptional skill and composure throughout the tournament, especially during the final round. He successfully held off strong challenges from Viktor Hovland and Bryson DeChambeau, both of whom were also vying for their first major titles. Schauffele’s final round of 6-under 65 was enough to secure his win by a single stroke over DeChambeau. 

"I was actually kind of emotional after the putt lipped in. It’s been a while since I’ve won," Schauffele said after being presented with the Wanamaker Trophy. "I really just kept saying it all week, I just need to stay in my lane. And, man, was it hard to stay in my lane today. But I tried all day to just keep focused on what I’m trying to do, and keep every hole ahead of me. Had some weird kind of breaks coming into the house, but it’s all good now." 

A Dramatic Finish 

Schauffele’s victory was sealed with a crucial stinger on his second shot at the 18th hole. After his tee shot landed just short of a fairway bunker, he expertly struck the ball with both feet in the sand, setting up a six-foot birdie putt that he confidently sank to clinch the championship. 

"I really didn’t want to go into a playoff against Bryson," Schauffele admitted. "I’m assuming we probably would’ve played 18. It would’ve been a lot of work. I just told myself this is my opportunity, and just capture it." 

Record-Breaking Performance 

Schauffele’s final score of 21-under par set a new record for the lowest score-to-par in major championship history, surpassing the previous best of 20-under par. This victory also made him the 11th wire-to-wire winner in PGA Championship history. 


  • Xander Schauffele: 21-under 263 
  • Bryson DeChambeau: 20-under 264 
  • Viktor Hovland: 18-under 266 
  • T4. Thomas Detry: 15-under 269 
  • T4. Collin Morikawa: 15-under 269 
  • T6. Justin Rose: 14-under 270 
  • T6. Shane Lowry: 14-under 270 
  • T8. Scottie Scheffler: 13-under 271 
  • T8. Billy Horschel: 13-under 271 
  • T8. Robert MacIntyre: 13-under 271 
  • T8. Justin Thomas: 13-under 271 


The 2024 PGA Championship featured a total prize pool of $18.5 million, an increase from the previous year. Schauffele took home $3.3 million for his win, approximately 16% of the total purse.  

The payouts for the top ten finishers were as follows: 

  • 1st: $3,300,000 
  • 2nd: $1,998,000 
  • 3rd: $1,258,000 
  • 4th: $814,000 
  • 5th: $814,000 
  • 6th: $639,440 
  • 7th: $639,440 
  • 8th: $521,417 
  • 9th: $521,417 
  • 10th: $521,417 


  • 2024: Xander Schauffele, Valhalla G.C., -21 
  • 2023: Brooks Koepka, Oak Hill C.C., -9 
  • 2022: Justin Thomas, Southern Hills C.C., -5 
  • 2021: Phil Mickelson, Kiawah Island, -6 
  • 2020: Collin Morikawa, TPC Harding Park, -13 
  • 2019: Brooks Koepka, Bethpage Black, -8 
  • 2018: Brooks Koepka, Bellerive C.C., -16 
  • 2017: Justin Thomas, Quail Hollow C.C., -8 

Next. 2024 PGA Championship winners and losers. The real winners and losers from Valhalla. light

  • 2016: Jimmy Walker, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), -14 
  • 2015: Jason Day, Whistling Straits (Straits), -20