This CJ Cup boasted a world-class field, with 14 of the top 20 players in the world teeing it up at pristine Shadow Creek. And, yet, it’s a player well outside the top 100 who sits atop the leader board heading into Sunday.
Welcome to another edition of The Grind where we started the new year not with a bang, but with a beep. In fact, a series of very annoying pre-dawn beeps thanks to the batteries dying in a carbon monoxide alarm.
A two-putt from 43 feet was all that stood in the way of Xander Schauffele winning for the fifth time in his PGA Tour career and for a second straight year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
Xander Schauffele snuck up on everybody last season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, shooting a final-round 62 to come from behind and win by one stroke over Gary Woodland. If he’s able to defend his title in 2020, he won’t be sneaking up on anyone this time.