Former San Diego State golfer Xander Schauffele won his first major title at the 2024 PGA Championship, finishing with a record-setting 21-under 263 at Valhalla Golf Club. Schauffele's final round of 6-under-par 65 secured a narrow victory over Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke. This marks Schauffele's eighth PGA Tour victory, complementing his 2020 Olympic gold medal. His remarkable performance included seven birdies and just one bogey in the final round.

By the Numbers
  • -21: Schauffele's final score, a new major championship record.
  • 263: Total strokes over 72 holes, the lowest ever in a major championship.
  • 8: Career PGA Tour victories, including one major title.
  • 13: Top-10 finishes in 28 career major tournaments.
State of Play
  • Schauffele started the final round tied with Collin Morikawa.
  • DeChambeau tied Schauffele at -20 with a birdie on the 72nd hole.
  • Schauffele won with a birdie on the last hole, his seventh of the day.
What's Next

Schauffele aims to use this momentum in upcoming tournaments and solidify his position at the top of the golf world rankings. Observers will be keen to see if he can add more major titles to his resume and challenge for further accolades throughout the season.

Bottom Line

Xander Schauffele's initial major win at the PGA Championship solidifies his status as a top golfer with the capacity to deliver historic performances under pressure. His strategic play and consistent excellence mark him as a key figure in the sport's future.