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Xander Schauffele Bagged Olympic Gold Medal and Chance To Put a Ring on His Wife's Finger This Summer

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 03, 2021
03:00 A.M.
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Besides recently becoming an Olympic gold medalist, golfer Xander Schauffele now gets to go home to his incredibly beautiful wife. In a recent Instagram photo, he showed her off.

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Xander Schauffele is finally a happily married man. On Monday, July 5, 2021, the professional golfer took to his personal Instagram account to announce the fantastic news that he’d married his college sweetheart.

In the image, the athlete was seen kneeling in a suit next to the love of his life, Maya Lowe, 27. They both smiled while posing with two dogs while the bride was dressed in her white wedding gown.

Xander Schauffele of the US during the CIMB Classic golf tournament on October 12, 2017, at TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Photo: Shutterstock/Hafiz Johari

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Xander, 27, and Lowe have been dating since 2014. At the time, the pair were both students at San Diego State before they got married this year during Xander’s two-week, post-US Open break.

The star and his longtime girlfriend tied the knot in Las Vegas a week after the US Open. However, his two weeks overseas didn’t serve as their honeymoon, as he explained he wouldn’t honeymoon in a rainy place.

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In 2017, Lowe graduated from the University of California, and she’s currently studying for a Masters in Health Care Administration/Management at the University of Maryland. She’s also fluent in Japanese.

Some of the golfer’s fans might have seen her attending Xander’s tournaments. Last year she even showed off her undying support when she caddied for him in the par-3 contest at Augusta.

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For his part, the athlete was born to a German-French father and a Chinese-Japanese mother. He was welcomed to the family in San Diego and became an alum of Scripps Ranch High and San Diego State.

His parents are Stefan Schauffele and Ping-Yi Chen. They met on a spring day at San Diego's US International University in 1988, when Chen was 20 and didn't speak English; he was 23 and didn’t speak Japanese.

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Despite the language barrier, they somehow found instant chemistry. The love bloomed quickly, and they knew it was real when three months later, they were married at Cinco de Mayo.

Xander and his older brother, Nico, got to experience the responsibilities and pleasures of adult life quite young. By the time they were sixteen, they were already considered men by their parents.

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Xander turned professional in 2015 and has since won four PGA tours. In 2017, he took the Tour Championship and Greenbrier Classic titles before bagging the WGC-HSBC Champions trophy in October 2018.

The athlete, who is American, started his 2019 victory at Sentry Tournament of Champions after beating Gary Woodland by one shot. He has top-ten finishes in all four Majors.

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However, the golfer still has to win one after finishing T2 at the 2019 Masters. According to the PGA website, the star has a massive total of $21,513,319 in career earnings so far.

He [Xander Schauffele] explained how his focus throughout the match was to stay calm…

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Besides marrying Lowe, the player won again at the fourth-ever men's Olympic golf event. This past Sunday, the athlete won 4-under 67 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on the outskirts of Tokyo.

He took the gold as his first win anywhere in the world since the 2019 Tournament of Champions on Maui. Rory Sabbatini managed to take the silver medal, while CT Pan won the bronze.

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Xander, whose mother was born in Taiwan but spent most of her younger years in Japan, couldn’t believe his luck. After the game, he confessed that he was shocked by his Olympic win.

He explained how his focus throughout the match was to stay calm and found the match stressful. The star took to his Instagram account to share two images of him celebrating his gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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