Xander Schauffele Shines with Hot Putter in First Round Post-PGA Championship Win

DUBLIN, Ohio – Xander Schauffele, fresh off his recent victory at the PGA Championship, faced a challenging start at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. Despite struggling with his ball-striking, Schauffele’s putter remained on fire, allowing him to card a 4-under 68 in his first competitive round in three weeks.

Having not touched a club for three days following his major win, Schauffele’s return to the course was met with some rustiness. However, his stellar short game saved him from what could have been a much higher score. With nearly four strokes gained on the greens, Schauffele showcased his ability to navigate the tough Muirfield Village course.

The start of the week has been a continued celebration for Schauffele, with well-wishers congratulating him on his PGA Championship triumph. Despite the added attention, Schauffele remains focused on his game, aiming to stay competitive in the tournament.

While his swing may have been off on Thursday, Schauffele’s resourcefulness and positive attitude highlight his potential as a top contender in the field. As he adjusts to post-major victory life, Schauffele’s unwavering confidence and newfound freedom on the course make him a force to be reckoned with in the world of golf.