Xander Schauffele Wins The 2017 THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC

Xander Schauffele


Xander Schauffele

Posts four consecutive rounds in the 60s for a 72-hole total of 14-under-par total of 266.


Wins his first PGA TOUR victory in his 24th career start on the PGA TOUR.


At age 24 years, 8 months, 14 days, he becomes the 12th player under the age of 25 years to win on Tour this year, the most since 1970. He is also the 13th player in 2017 age 25 or younger to win, also the most since 1970.


His victory marks the seventh time in as many attempts that the events has had a come-from-behind winner.


Is now ranked 27th in the FedExCup race with 878 points after coming into the tournament ranked 94th.


His victory earns him a spot in the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale as well as the 2018 PLAYERS Championship, 2018 Masters, the 2017 PGA Championship and the 2018 Tournament of Champions among others.


He becomes the third rookie to win this event, joining Ted Potter, Jr. (2012) and Scott Stallings (2011).


Cumulative stats through 72 holes: 42 of 56 fairways, 59 of 72 greens, 118 putts, 7 of 13 scrambling.


Led all players in greens in regulation this week at 81.94% (59 of 72).


Prior to his victory, his best finishes this year were a pair of T5s at the U.S. Open and the Sanderson Farms Championship.


Competed on the Web.com Tour in 2016 and finished 31st on that Tour’s priority list.


Was a college standout at San Diego State where he won All-American honors.


Robert Streb

Finishes second in this event for the second consecutive time after losing in a four-man playoff to Danny Lee in 2015.


His four-round total of 13-under-par 267 matched his total in 2015 when he was T2.


His second-place finish earns him one of the fourth berths for the Open Championship that were available in The Greenbrier Classic.


Cumulative stats through 72 holes: 39 of 56 fairways, 51 of 72 greens, 111 putts, 15 of 21 scrambling.


Streb was No. 137 in the FedExCup standings coming into the event, but his second-place finish moved him into 68th position in the race with 531 points.


Streb is 26-under-par in his last eight rounds at The Greenbrier Classic and all eight rounds have been in the 60s.

Final-Round Leaderboard

Xander Schauffele      64-69-66-67—266 (-14)

Robert Streb              65-68-65-69—267 (-13)

Sebastian Munoz       61-67-68-72—268 (-12)

Jamie Lovemark        69-64-66-69—268 (-12)

Kelly Kraft                  67-66-67-69—269 (-11)

Russell Henley           68-64-68-69—269 (-11)

Additional Player Notes

As part of The Open Qualifying Series, the leading four players in this event who finish in the top 12 and ties who are not already exempt, earn berths in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. In addition to Xander Schauffele and Robert Streb, Sebastian Munoz and Jamie Lovemark also claimed spots in the field.


Sebastian Munoz, who led in all three previous rounds, closed with a 2-over-par 72 to finish T3, two strokes shy of Xander Schauffele. A six-hole stretch on the front nine proved costly as he bogeyed four of six holes from Nos. 4-9. It marked the second consecutive week a player has led the first three rounds and not won (David Lingmerth).


Phil Mickelson closed with a 6-under-par 64, his best effort in 10 rounds at The Greenbrier Classic. After just making the cut at 1-under-par 139, Mickelson moved up 41 places on Sunday to finish T20. It was his best closing round since an 8-under-par 62 at the 2014 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.


It was an impressive final-round showing by amateur Joaquin Niemann, who fired a final-round 6-under-par 64. His effort helped him jump from T67 to T29 in the final standings. Niemann, the world’s top-ranked amateur, is set to enter the University of South Florida. He finished with a 72-hole total of 5-under-par 275.


Alex Cejka enjoyed his best finish of the current season when he finished T9 on the strength of a 6-under-par 64. It was his best finish in a PGA TOUR event since a T5 at last year’s RBC Canadian Open. His best finish during the current season had been a T14 at the Valspar Championship in March.


Joaquin Niemann, Phil Mickelson, Alex Cejka and Ryan Blaum all posted the day’s low round, a 6-under-par 64.


With a final-round 6-under-par 64 on his scorecard, Ryan Blaum enjoyed his first top-10 finish of the campaign, finishing T7. The 64 was also a career-best round on the PGA TOUR.


Kelly Kraft’s first start at The Greenbrier Classic was a successful one. He finished T5.


Chad Campbell posted his second top-10 finish in his last three outings when he finished T9. He was T10 at last month’s FedEx St. Jude Classic.


Defending champion Danny Lee finished T9 in defense of his 2015 title.


Smylie Kaufman (T36) extended his streak of consecutive holes without a three-putt to 276.


Miscellaneous Notes

Out of the 28 rounds played by the seven champions of The Greenbrier Classic, the only winner with a round in the 70s is Scott Stallings in round one (70) in 2011.


Bogey-free rounds:

R1 – Davis Love III (63), David Lingmerth (64), Danny Lee (64), Graham DeLaet (64), C.T. Pan (65), David Hearn (65), Robert Streb (65), Patrick Reed (66), Scott Stallings (67), Brian Gay (67).

R2 – Jamie Lovemark (64), Nick Watney (64), Trey Mullinax (65), Hudson Swafford (66), Tony Finau (66), Tyler Aldridge (67).

R3 – J.B. Holmes (66), Tony Finau (67), Rory Sabbatini (67), Roberto Castro (68), Bill Haas (69), James Hahn (69), Kevin Streelman (70).

R4 – Joaquin Niemann (64), Ryan Blaum (64), Harold Varner III (67), Alex Cejka (64)


The par-4 13th hole ranked as the most difficult for the event, yielding a 4.225 average. The par-5 12th hole was the easiest at 4.590.


Scoring Averages at the par-70 Old White Course TPC:

                        Front 9             Back 9             Total                Cumulative

Thursday          34.394              35.529              69.923              —

Friday               34.331              35.689              70.020              69.971

Saturday           34.500              35.635              70.135              70.003

Sunday             33.932              35.203              69.135              69.861


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