Xander shot 68 to defeat hard-charging Justin Thomas. Thomas entered the week in second place in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, with his friend Jordan Spieth in first place. So, Thomas’ second place finish in the TOUR Championship today made him the FedEx Cup Playoffs winner, pocketing a cool $10 million. Thomas probably will win Player of the Year title due his five PGA Tour wins this year, which includes the PGA Championship, which is a major.
Xander Schauffele has quite a story. He is only 23 years old. Even though he is 5′, 10″ tall, he hits the ball very far. During mid-season, he had not played that well and was in danger of losing his card. But he finished tied for fifth in the U. S. Open and played better after that. Still, he barely got into this TOUR championship, which consists of only the best thirty players in golf.
Xander has a really good golf swing. I think we could see a lot more golf from him in the future like he displayed today to get into the elite winners circle, defeating the best players in the game. It’s amazing how American pro golf’s top players are so young.