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Xander’s Victory Cigar

When Team USA’s Xander Schauffele lit up after the Ryder Cup win, he was following in the footsteps of his father
| By Jeff Williams | From Brian Cox, November/December 2021
Xander’s Victory Cigar
Photo/Jacob Kepler
For Xander Schauffele, the taste of victory in the Ryder Cup turned out to be a cigar. The American star posted three points in his matches as he and his team dominated the European squad in Wisconsin at Whistling Straits in September. Team USA posted a 19-9 win—the most scored by any Ryder Cup team since 1975—and while Schauffele didn’t win his Sunday singles match against Rory McIlroy, he and his partners won all three of the team matches he played on Friday and Saturday.  And there he was late Sunday, puffing away on a victory cigar on the course after his round, a smoke he continued puffing later at the media conference. How sweet it was. It wasn’t …
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