How Successful Golfer Xander Schauffele Became a Millionaire

There’s no doubt that pro golfer and 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele is one of the most famous athletes living in the world today. Currently ranking at number 6 in the world, Xander’s meteoric rise in the golf world is pretty impressive. 

Since beginning his professional career in 2015, Xander Schauffele has been unstoppable, bagging wins and prize money in almost every tournament he’s played, as well as cinching some big-time endorsements. 

This may have got you wondering: how much is Xander Schauffele’s net worth? 

Well, in that case, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re going to see how much Schauffele has made from playing tournaments and take a look at his modest beginnings. 

Let’s get started. 

Biography 

Alexander Victor Schauffele was born on October 25, 1993, to parents Stefan Schauffele and Ping Yi-Chen. His father is of French and German descent, while his mother is Taiwanese-Japanese. 

Coming from a family of athletes, Xander has an impressive lineage. Both of his great-grandfathers were accomplished athletes during their time. 

His great-grandfather, Johann Hoffmann, was a member of the Austrian national football team and winner of several national titles. His other great-grandfather Richard Schauffele was a prolific track and field athlete who also had his share of achievements and exemplary records. 

Nevertheless, Schauffele started a bit late in the world of sports. He said in one of his interviews that he hadn’t even thought about golf seriously until he was well into his teenage years. 

Since then, the significant influence on his sports career has always been his father, who himself was a former athlete. Not only was he the source of motivation and support, but Stefan was also Xander’s swing coach in his son’s formative golf years. 

Yet, his father wasn’t his only fan. His mother and brother, Nico, have also been very supportive of his career right from the start. 

In 2021, Schauffele married his long-time girlfriend Maya Lowe, who graduated with a degree in science and public health from the University of California, San Diego. They’ve been together since 2014, and she’s always been one of his staunchest supporters. 

Quick Facts: 

  • Full name: Alexander Victor Schauffele 
  • Birthplace: San Diego, California 
  • Siblings: Nico Schauffele 
  • Nationality: American 
  • Birthday: October 25, 1993
  • Height: 1.78 m (5’ 10’’) 
  • Weight: 79 kg (175 lbs.) 
  • High School: Scripps Ranch High School 
  • College: San Diego State University; graduated with a Social Sciences degree in 2015 
  • Spouse: Maya Schauffele (m. 2021) 
  • Children: None 

Xander Schauffele Net Worth 

According to the website Players Bio, Xander Schauffele’s net worth is currently estimated at $19 million as of 2022. 

Schauffele began his professional career in 2015. Like most athletes, he gets his earnings from tournament prizes. Another source of income for celebrity athletes, such as Schauffele, comes mainly from endorsements. 

Speaking of endorsements, Schauffele has a string of sponsorship deals with giant companies. His impressive streaks in tournaments, as well as his many endorsements, make him one of the most successful athletes in the world today. 

Here are his four major sponsors according to his official website:  

  • Adidas 
  • Callaway golf clubs 
  • Hyland 
  • Aon 

In addition to his sponsorship deals, he’s also earned prize money from his many wins over the years, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

In July 2017, he earned a hefty sum of $1,278,000 for winning at the Greenbrier Classic. This particular win was also his first-ever victory as a member of the PGA Tour. So far, he’s won seven PGA tournaments. 

In September of the same year, Schauffele won the Tour Championship. This victory made him the very first rookie to ever win the Tour Championship, quite an impressive feat. For this win, he took home the vast sum of $1,575,000. 

For only his first season in the PGA Tour, Xander Schauffele earned a grand total of $4,312,674. 

In 2018, Schauffele joined the European Tour as an associate member. The WGC-HSBC Championships he won in Shanghai, China, added $1.7 million to his earnings. 

A year later, in January 2019, he won the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions and was awarded a whopping $1.3 million. 

The United States government awarded him $37,500 for his victory at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021. This was also a historic event since this was the first time the USA had won an Olympic gold in golf since 1900

In April 2022, the rising golf superstar won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He won along with Patrick Cantlay, and each player took home $1,199,350 in prize money. 

In June of the same year, Schauffele won the Travelers Championship, earning him an impressive sum of $1,494,000. Then, in the following month, Schauffele won the Genesis Scottish Open, bringing home earnings of about $1,440,000. 

Other Achievements 

As aforementioned, Xander Schauffele has an impressive track record. Aside from his victories, he’s achieved many jaw-dropping feats, cementing his celebrity status and rising to golf stardom: 

In his collegiate years playing for the San Diego State University, Schauffele became a record-holder of the lowest tournament score under par 17. 

As a college varsity golfer, he had a record of three victories and four runners-up. He also had 19 top fives and 27 top tens. 

At the 2017 US Open, Schauffele made an impressive turnout of a bogey-free six under par 66. He’s currently one of only three golfers to ever score 25 birdies in a Masters Tournament since 1980. 

Among his many accomplishments, Schauffele has 7 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour, and three other tournament recognitions. He has yet to achieve a major, though spectators and experts predict it’s not that far off. 

Conclusion 

Xander Schauffele has definitely proven himself a force to be reckoned with. However, as impressive as his track record is, spectators and golf enthusiasts believe that Schauffele’s stardom is merely starting out.

They have faith that more great things will come from this golf superstar, which is why sports fans are planning to keep an eye on him in the coming years. 

The Golf Bandit
The Golf Bandit

Hi, I'm Jan. I love golf and I have been playing for a while now. I really enjoy trying out new golf clubs and equipment, and like to review them on my blog. I consider myself lucky as I have access to the latest clubs and gadgets, so I can get a feel for how they perform on the golf course. I also like to share my tips and tricks on how to improve your game, so if you're looking for help with that then look no further! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find something useful here.

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