Xander Schauffele had to do something special to get into contention at the Tour Championship thanks to the scoring rules in place. And he has. He followed up an opening-round 64 with a 67 and has been steady in round three, which has spanned two days. Schauffele then picked an opportune time for the first hole-in-one of his career.
Apparently, and this is hard to believe, the golfer has failed to do what so many weekend warriors have done through the years: find the bottom of the cup from the tee even when it doesn’t matter.
Crazy stuff. Think of all the par-3s this elite player has stared down that are easier than the 240-yard beast of a No. 9 at Eastlake.
Schauffele is currently third on the leaderboard and in great position to make a run during this afternoon’s final sprint.