They say good things come to those who wait, and Xander Schauffele epitomizes that to a tee. He finally broke through in a major championship to win the PGA Championship in May. Schauffele rises to his highest world ranking, number two, after the victory.

He had been a consistent performer in the majors for years, often contending but never crossing the finish line first. Either someone would have a hot final round or he would falter, but not this time. Needing about a 7-foot putt on the last hole to secure victory, Schauffele’s putt found the left side of the hole, akin to how Tiger Woods made his putt 24 years ago on the 72nd hole at the same course, Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, to edge Bryson DeChambeau by a stroke.

Schauffele said after the victory that if you dream something long enough, it will happen, and it certainly did this time. With the talent he possesses, it’s hard to believe this will be his only major victory. Outside of Scottie Scheffler’s performance this year, Schauffele has been the next best competitor, even though he lacked a victory until now. Yes, Schauffele dreamed it, he waited, and good things did indeed come to him.
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