American golfer Xander Schauffele held off a spirited display from the chasing pack to win the 36-hole JP McManus Pro-Am charity event on Tuesday. The 28-year-old carded a course-record 64 on Monday and backed that up with a two-under to finish on 10-under overall, one clear of compatriot Sam Burns. Burns had put himself into contention with a terrific 65, but Schauffele secured par on each of the last 11 holes to complete the wire-to-wire win.
The event took place Monday and Tuesday at Adare Manor in Ireland, which will host the 2027 Ryder Cup, and featured a number of the world’s best, including Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Tiger Woods and more. Schauffele got off to a good start with a first-round 8-under 64 that featured eight birdies compared to no bogeys and set a new course record at Adare Manor (Padraig Harrington would tie that course record on Day 2).
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“Sweet trophy to go along with it”
Schauffele had the benefit of getting off to a good start with an 8-under 64 first-round courtesy of eight birdies and no bogeys to set a new course record at Adare Manor before Padraig Harrington tied that course record on Day 2. The American then needed just a round of 2-under 70 in the second and final round to secure a one-shot victory over Sam Burns.
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The 15-time major champion, Woods opened with a 5-over 77 Monday after a tough day on the greens before improving with a 2-over 74 to finish 7th at the JP McManus Pro-Am. The San Diego State product is in the field for this week’s Genesis Scottish Open before heading to St Andrew’s in hopes of capturing his first major title. Woods is set to play next week at St Andrews, the site of his first two Open Championship victories, coming in 2000 and 2005.
Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas all finished tied-sixth on five-under, with Lee Westwood, Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka, and Pat Perez completing the top 10.
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