The Schauffele Father-Son Story
Xander Schauffele is just one stroke back to start today's BMW Championship. We found ourselves rooting for this kid back in July -- when he won the Greenbrier Classic -- thanks to a father-son story that'll get ya.
Xander's father Stefan was born to a family of German athletes. He grew up carrying on the legacy, hoping one day to make the German Olympic team. At age 20, Stefan was involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, and after more than two years of hospital stays, he lost the vision in his left eye, among other injuries.
He later left Germany and moved to America (San Diego) and taught himself how to play golf; the only sport he could enjoy because, as he said, "the ball doesn't move."
Wanting to be like his father, Xander grew up with a love for golf. At age 23, the PGA Tour rookie has had only one swing coach his entire life; his dad. No pro lessons, no experts, just Stefan.
Xander moved into the PGA Top 100 after his win at Greenbrier. He's just one or two great shots aways from winning the BMW today.