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Golf World Reacts To Xander Schauffele's Win On Sunday

Xander Schauffele looks on at the 2022 U.S. Open.

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 18: Xander Schauffele of the United States looks on from the fifth tee during the third round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 18, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Xander Schauffele picked up a dramatic victory at the Travelers Championship.

The 28-year-old birdied on the final hole to secure the win at TPC River Highlands. He finished 2-under 68 on Sunday and 19-under throughout the event in Cromwell, Conn.

After going more than three full years without a PGA Tour win, Schauffele now has two triumphs in the last three months. 

"He needed a win like this," Kyle Porter of CBS Sports said. "This was a big-time win."

While plenty of golf fans were happy for Schauffele, they also felt bad for runner-up Sahith Theegala. 

The 24-year-old left the 17th hole with a one-stroke lead, but he double-bogeyed on the final hole.

Schauffele has struggled to live up to his career's strong start. Although he's earned nine top-10 finishes at majors, including tying for second at the 2018 Open Championship and 2019 Masters, he's yet to win a big one.

Sunday's nail-biter win could place him back on the right track.