Xander Schauffele is an American golfer, active mainly on the PGA and European Tour. He is the winner of the Olympic gold medal in the individual at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Born in San Diego to a Franco-German father and a Taiwanese mother, he comes from a family of athletes and soccer players: his father Stefan was an aspiring decathlete, while his great-grandparents Richard and Johann Hoffmann were decent soccer players success in Europe.
He attended California State University, Long Beach and then San Diego State University, where he successfully played the sport of golf. In 2014 he beat compatriot Hossler to win the California amateur championship at the prestigious La Costa Resort & Spa, before being defeated by the same in the final contest of the Western Amateur a few months later.
The results at the amateur level earned him entry into the Top 10 of the world amateur ranking before his turn to professionalism in 2015. In 2021 he participates in Tokyo 2020 and wins the first American gold medal since the readmission of golf to the Olympics. He wins the Olympic tournament with 266 strokes in 4 days, 18 under par.