Pga, now much did Xander Schauffele earn

As for the three Spaniards who competed in the event, namely Jon Rahm, Adrián Otaegui, and David Puig, their performances, all missing the cut on Friday, will barely cover their expenses

by Andrea Gussoni
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Pga, now much did Xander Schauffele earn
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Xander Schauffele's first major victory at the PGA Championship this Sunday at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, comes with a hefty paycheck, the largest from a prize pool that, in line with the bullish trend sparked by the emergence of the LIV, has once again reached record levels for this year.

The total purse, 18.5 million dollars (around 17 million euros), is one million dollars more than in 2023.

Xander Schauffele, earning

Of that, 3.3 million dollars (slightly over 3 million euros) will go into Schauffele's bank account.

The other two players who joined him on the podium, his compatriot Bryson DeChambeau and the Norwegian Hovland, will also receive a share in the seven figures: 1,998,000 dollars (1.8 million euros) for the former and 1,258,000 dollars (1.15 million euros) for the latter.

As for the three Spaniards who competed in the event, namely Jon Rahm, Adrián Otaegui, and David Puig, their performances, all missing the cut on Friday, will barely cover their expenses. Each of them will pocket the 4,000 dollars (3,683 euros) allotted to those eliminated early.

Born in San Diego to a Franco-German father and a Taiwanese mother, Xander Schauffele hails from a family with a strong athletic background. His father Stefan had aspirations in the decathlon, while his great-grandfather Richard was a versatile athlete, excelling in discus throwing, weightlifting, and javelin throwing, accumulating numerous titles.

Even his grandfather Johann Hoffmann was a moderately successful footballer in Europe. Xander attended California State University, Long Beach, before transferring to San Diego State University, where he continued to excel in golf.

In 2014, he won the California Amateur Championship at the prestigious La Costa Resort & Spa, defeating compatriot Hossler, but was defeated by him in the final of the Western Amateur a few months later. His amateur successes led him to enter the Top 10 of the world amateur rankings before turning professional in 2015.

In 2021, Xander represented the United States at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the first American gold medal in golf since the reintroduction of golf to the Olympics. He clinched the Olympic tournament with a total score of 266 strokes over four days, finishing 18 strokes under par.

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