Xander Schauffele is another one of those who remained loyal to the PGA Tour. The Zach Gelb Show was the ideal occasion for Schauffele to confirm his stay on the PGA Tour and the reasons for staying. “Yeah I’m here,” he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.
“I met with Jay, we had a player meeting today. I met with Jay myself yesterday and I see myself right now trying to find a way to keep guys on the Tour versus being one to bail. I’m very happy with what’s going on the Tour for the most part and I feel like there’s enough here.
I know we’re competing against a big pot of money that’s sort of never ending, you can strike out a million times but there’s still gonna be on that plate swinging so it’s a hard competitor to go up against but I feel like there’s enough on this Tour and enough talent to make it the best in the world and keep it the best."
Xander Schauffele: I want to win PGA Tour events
Schauffele confirmed that it is hard to resist so much money, but given his age and goals, he decided to stay and prove himself in the strongest tournament. “I’m not the first one to sit here and lie to somebody, the numbers being thrown around are very obnoxious.
There are certain numbers that even fans of mine, if they looked at it and sit it they’d tell me I’m an idiot for not going, but right now, I’m 28-years-old, I want to win Major championships, I want to win PGA Tour events, and I really think we can make this product on the PGA Tour, it’s been the best and now there is competition, and we can keep it the best with the talent we have, we just kind of need to unify and keep it together.
So to any one of my fans, words are words, and actions speak louder than words, and right now my actions are to stay on the tour and you’ll see me out here competing on the PGA Tour circuit”.