What makes Xander Schauffele tick? Ask the people who know him best

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For a gold medalist, Xander Schauffele is the epitome of a low-key pro. For the Who, Why and How of ‘X,’ talk to the people around him.

It’s early evening in rural Haven, Wis. Team U.S.A. has clinched the Ryder Cup in record-setting fashion. They’ve doused Whistling Straits’ 18th fairway in champagne.

Front and center sits 27-year-old Xander Schauffele, Ryder Cup rookie. He has a twinkle in his eye after winning three of four matches on the week and celebrating accordingly.

He has a microphone in his left hand, a large cigar in his right and an ear-to-ear grin across his face, the kind you’ll never see him flash in a tournament round.

Article originally posted on Golf.com