Tokyo 2020 Men's Olympic Golf
Golf Asia|September 2021
Schauffele Shines With Clutch Golf Gold

Xander Schauffele paid tribute to his father after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 men’s golf tournament.

Schauffele won by a shot over surprise silver medallist Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia after holing a knee-knocking four-foot putt at the 72nd hole at Kasumigaseki Country Club. He was immediately embraced by his tearful father Stefan, who is also his swing coach and mentor. “This whole experience has been really special and to have him here is even better.” said Schauffele.

The American world number five finished on 18-under par 266 after carding a 67 while veteran Sabbatini, 45, shot a stunning, course-record 10-under par final round of 61 to snatch a shock medal.

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