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Xander Schauffele secured his PGA Championship victory by birdying the 18th hole to finish 21-under, setting a new record for the lowest scoring total in major championship history. The thrilling conclusion saw Schauffele tied with Bryson DeChambeau entering the final hole, where he needed a birdie to claim the Wanamaker Trophy. Despite a challenging tee shot that landed in the rough, Schauffele managed to make a short chip and sink a six-foot putt for the win, finishing with a 6-under 65.

With Collin Morikawa finishing strong with a birdie at 15-under, pressure mounted on Schauffele to secure victory without heading to a playoff against DeChambeau. After sinking the crucial putt on the 18th hole, Schauffele celebrated his first major win as the crowd roared in excitement. DeChambeau had put up a strong fight with a 7-under 64 on Sunday, including key birdies, but fell just short of Schauffele’s impressive performance. Despite the intense competition, Schauffele remained composed and focused, ultimately emerging as the champion.

Aside from Schauffele and DeChambeau, other competitors made notable moves in the final round of the tournament. Viktor Hovland briefly held the lead before finishing 18-under, while Thomas Detry and Billy Horschel also made significant strides in the standings. Scottie Scheffler rebounded with a 6-under round to climb 16 spots on the leaderboard after a challenging third round. Schauffele’s triumph marked a culmination of his previous near-misses in major championships, finally securing a well-deserved victory.

Schauffele’s major win at Valhalla Golf Club showcased his skill and composure under pressure, with a memorable birdie on the final hole sealing his victory. His previous close calls in major championships only added to the significance of this win, as he finally claimed the Wanamaker Trophy and solidified his place among golf’s elite players. With a historic low scoring total and a strong field of competitors, the PGA Championship provided fans with an exciting and memorable tournament.

As Schauffele reflected on his victory, he expressed relief at avoiding a playoff against DeChambeau and acknowledged the competitiveness of his rival. DeChambeau’s impressive performance on Sunday added to the drama of the final round, with both players pushing each other to excel. Schauffele’s ability to stay focused and deliver under pressure was evident throughout the tournament, culminating in a well-deserved major championship win that will be remembered for years to come.

The PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club provided fans with a thrilling conclusion as Xander Schauffele emerged victorious with a historic low scoring total. Despite stiff competition from Bryson DeChambeau and other contenders, Schauffele’s composure and skill shone through as he claimed his first major championship. With his name now etched on the Wanamaker Trophy, Schauffele’s triumph solidifies his place among golf’s elite players and marks a career-defining moment in his journey towards greatness.

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