On a glorious day at The Renaissance Club close to North Berwick, the globe No 11 from San Diego collected a $1.4m cheque many thanks to a amount-par remaining round of 70 to edge out fellow American Kurt Kitayama by one particular shot and now heads to St Andrews – he hasn’t performed the Aged Class ahead of – for the 150th Open Championship as one particular of the favourites.
Schauffele has been unbeatable in recent months, profitable the Tourists Championship on the PGA Tour just two weeks ago just before beating a robust area at the unofficial J.P. McManus Professional-Am on Tuesday in Eire.
But the 28-12 months-aged American was relieved to get about the winning line for the 3rd time in a row, ending on 7-underneath-par to record his third victory of the 12 months soon after a ultimate spherical overall performance in East Lothian he reckoned was very well below par.
“I’m not likely to place make-up on the pig right here,” he reported. “It was a incredibly common working day. Probably my worst this 7 days. I was in advance, I was guiding, I was in advance, I was guiding. I just kept my head down.”
Schauffele explained it as “special” to win in Scotland and thanked the galleries for trying to keep him on keep track of as the 1st co-sanctioned PGA and DP Globe Tour occasion went down to the ultimate several holes.
“It’s distinctive enjoying more than in this article,” he added. “You’ve bought to engage in golf differently. The followers are amazing. They pushed me prolonged all working day and this is certainly a pleasant get for my workforce and myself.
“I was telling myself that, it would not actually have to be quite. It wasn’t really rather, however, but I received the ball in the hole and a single far better than everyone else.
“It was a grind. I was not actively playing very properly. I came out of the gates incredibly nicely and kind of strike a wall and was looking a bit sketchy for a minor bit. It was great to type of regular the ship on the way in.”