SAN DIEGO – Xander Schauffele was born in La Jolla, performed a lot of his highschool golf at Torrey Pines and celebrated Tiger Woods’ historic putt on the 72nd gap on the 2008 U.S. Open from the gallery, however the seaside format hasn’t precisely been a friendly-confines residence for the 27-year-old.
In 5 begins on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open he’s missed the minimize 4 occasions with a tie for 25th in 2019 the spotlight of his skilled profession at Torrey Pines.
“I am conscious Torrey Pines has not been a spot that is been too form to me despite the fact that I like enjoying right here,” Schauffele mentioned.
Schauffele will get two seems to be at Torrey Pines this yr with the U.S. Open scheduled to return to the South Course in June and the added depth of a significant championship is one thing that might change his outlook and his fortunes at Torrey Pines.
“I believe when it will get type of tough and difficult is type of once I prefer to type of buckle down and put my head down and type of get to work,” he mentioned. “Possibly I have to maintain that mindset for this week right here as a substitute of type of being relaxed in my hometown right here and type of deal with it as if it was a U.S. Open. Possibly that is one thing I would like to consider.”