Rookie Xander Schauffele zips in to win The Greenbrier Classic, with a birdie at the last hole, the par three 18th at The Old White TPC.
Xander and 1st PGA Tour Trophy / getty
Xander claimed his first PGA Tour victory, The Greenbrier Classic, making a three-foot birdie putt, at the last hole, to post a winning total of -14 under par, with a final round -3 under 67.
Xander benefited from a good finish at the U.S. Open;
“The U.S. Open was a huge moment in my career.”
“It was one of the biggest stages, and for me to be calm and collected throughout the week and just kind of hang on and tie for fifth was huge for me mentally.”
“It kind of gave me the confidence and allowed me to play to win this week.”
“Everybody knows I’m a late bloomer, to jump into the top 30 is something special for me.”
“It’s slowly sinking in. I had a couple minutes to myself in the locker room, but it’s just been an incredible feeling and it’s honestly just a dream come true.”
Robert Streb was in second place at -13 under, he shot a last round -1 under 69.
Robert heard the noise as Xander made birdie at the last;
“I heard the racket. You could see it.”
“I had my chances and just didn’t do very well with them.”
“This place has been very good to me. Finally got some results out of the good play. “
“Kind of got the putter going a little bit again and everything seems to be turning the right way.”
Long time leader Sebastian Munoz, from Colombia, had a +2 over par 72, to end his hopes of winning, and to tie for third place with Jamie Lovemark, who carded a last round -1 under 69. Both players finished with -12 under par totals.
Sebastian missed his chance of a wire to wire win, his putter finally letting him down;
“That was totally the difference.”
I just never found a rhythm with it. I was taking it back too quick and I realized that on the final few holes.”
“I wasn’t swinging good enough to make a difference.”
“I’ll take it as a positive, it’s my best finish ever. It’s not like I can be mad about it.”