Xander Schauffele ready for challenge that awaits in Farmers Insurance Open

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Among the prizes afforded the Farmers Insurance Open champion is a cool trophy that features a Torrey pine, an even cooler check for $1.5 million and a surfboard with a coolness factor somewhere between the trophy and check. Xander Schauffele, born and raised in San Diego, is well acquainted with the beach and the waves here, although more from the distant bluffs overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach. Asked if he surfs, Shauffele said, “I wish.” “I got really good at golf kind of later in my career here,” added the 29-year-old Scripps Ranch High School and San Diego State graduate, …

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