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Awesome photo of Xander Schauffele goes viral after first career major win

Xander Schauffele on the course

May 11, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Xander Schauffele on the fifth green during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Xander Schauffele on Sunday won his first career major, and a great photo captured his emotions perfectly.

Schauffele shot a 6-under 65 in the final round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky to finish the event 21-under. He made a birdie putt on the 72nd hole to break a tie with Bryson DeChambeau for the win.

Schauffele making the clutch putt to avoid a playoff and secure his first career major left him both overjoyed and relieved. Take a look at this great photo of him celebrating after making his putt:

Schauffele seemed like a mix of happy and thankful.

The 30-year-old golfer had won seven career PGA Tour events but was mostly known for choking leads. He had blown a lead at the Wells Fargo Championship the week before winning the PGA Championship. Schauffele also had four career major finishes where he was tied for second or third prior to finally winning one.

Schauffele got a taste of big winning when he won the gold medal at the Olympics in 2021. Now he finally has captured his elusive first major, and his reaction tells you all you need to know about how it feels for him.

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