Xander Schauffele enjoyed a superlative rookie season on the 2016-2017 PGA Tour, resulting in him being honoured for his efforts.
The American started 2017 ranked 300th in the world, but after two impressive wins and a top ten finish, Schauffele finishes the season ranked 32nd.
The most impressive win of Schauffele’s young career is without doubt his TOUR Championship win at East Lake a couple weeks ago, where he edged FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas by one stroke, becoming the first rookie to do so.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour, congratulations to Xander Schauffele on being voted PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.
“Being recognized by your peers is one of the highest honors a player can receive, and Xander’s win at the Tour Championship during the FedExCup Playoffs capped off what had already been a remarkable rookie season.”
— Xander Schauffele (@XSchauffele) October 4, 2017
Matt Cooper is in Rabat all this week, reporting from the Trophee Hassan II and Lalla Meryem Cup at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
Welshman Bradley Dredge and Alvaro Quiros of Spain both shot five-under-par 67s to lead the way after the opening day of the Trophee Hassan II
South Africa’s Nicole Garcia was in sparkling form on day one of the Ladies European Tour event at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.
Matt Cooper is in Rabat for the Trophee Hassan II. He caught up with a French golfer now coaching in Morocco.
Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas attended fellow PGA Tour pro Smylie Kaufman’s wedding, and it looks like they had a great time.
With the European Tour in Morocco this week, Dave Tindall heads to Marrakech and is amazed by the top-class golf on offer to the UK visitor.
Young golf talents showed they were made of stern stuff as they came through the Beast from the East to claim a coveted place on the Foxhills Foundation.