Xander Schauffele’s Rising Fortunes

He won the Scottish Open in 2022 and his first major in May. And he’s headed back to the Olympics, where he took gold in 2021.

In less than a decade as a professional golfer, Xander Schauffele, 30, has accomplished a great deal.

He was a member of the United States Ryder Cup squads in 2021 and 2023.

He won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Japan in 2021.

And two months ago, he captured his first major, the P.G.A. Championship by a stroke over Bryson DeChambeau.

Schauffele, who will represent the United States again at the Olympics in Paris this year, has won eight tour events, including the Genesis Scottish Open in 2022.

With the Scottish Open beginning Thursday at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Schauffele reflected on his victory two years ago and his fondness for links golf.

The following conversation has been edited and condensed:

Schauffele won his first major, the P.G.A. Championship, by a stroke over Bryson DeChambeau.Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

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