With seven birdies carded in the final round of the season's first major, Xander Schauffele climbed up the leaderboard and finished the tournament tied for second. Xander's performance was highlighted by his accuracy off of the tee and his ability to hit greens in regulation. Check out what X has in the bag in Georgia.
Tournament: The April Major
Epic Flash Sub Zero
In the final round, Xander has hit 10 of 13 (77%) fairways and is averaging over 300 yards off of the tee. He won the very first week he put his Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver in play at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January. Xander has said that it only took a few swings in testing for him to be impressed by the driver, particularly by the increased ball speeds he’s seen both in Trackman testing and on the course.
Schauffele is playing a prototype of the Apex Pro 19 Irons, and he used them throughout the end of last season and during his WGC win during the fall series, and they were in his bag for his win at Kapula in January. Xander has said that the weighting through the turf feels great for him, regardless of the course conditions. He also likes the thin topline and the leading edge on the iron, and he’s very comfortable with the distance consistency, the window of the ball flight, and how he can shape shots.
Xander plays a 52º S-grind wedge and enjoys the added spin that the Groove in Groove Technology provides. The tight radius, compact shape, and straighter leading edge makes it easy for clean contact and provide maximum spin and control.
Xander’s putter is an Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Prototype model which features our innovative Stroke Lab shaft to help promote more consistency in the stroke. He put it in play a few weeks back at the WGC Match Play event. He likes how the shaft helps his performance and he likes the audio feedback of it as well.