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Schauffele Makes History at Valhalla: A Dramatic Finish to the 106th PGA Championship

The 106th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky will be remembered for two things: Xander Schauffele's dramatic victory and his record-breaking performance.


Schauffele, long considered one of the best players without a major title, finally broke through with a thrilling birdie putt on the 18th hole. This clutch shot secured a one-stroke win over Bryson DeChambeau, capping off a tournament filled with tension.


But Schauffele's win wasn't just about the final putt. Throughout the week, he displayed incredible consistency, leading or co-leading after every round. This feat, along with his final score of 21-under par, etched his name in history as the player with the lowest 72-hole score in any major championship.


DeChambeau, known for his aggressive style, pushed Schauffele all the way. The final round was a nail-biter, with both players trading birdies down the stretch. However, DeChambeau's birdie attempt on 18 fell short, leaving Schauffele with the opportunity to write his name on the Wanamaker Trophy.


The 106th PGA Championship also saw strong performances from other top golfers. Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, and Shane Lowry were all in contention at various points during the tournament.


Key takeaways from the 106th PGA Championship:


  • Xander Schauffele finally claims his first major title in dramatic fashion.

  • Schauffele sets a new record for the lowest 72-hole score in a major championship.

  • Bryson DeChambeau pushes Schauffele but falls short in a thrilling final round.


This year's PGA Championship provided golf fans with a weekend of excitement and world-class competition. Schauffele's win and record-breaking performance solidify his place among the game's elite, and leave fans eager to see what the rest of the season holds.

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