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Xander Schauffele wins the PGA Championship and his first major title after holding off Bryson DeChambeau in thrilling final day at Valhalla

Xander Schauffele has won the PGA Championship after edging fellow American Bryson DeChambeau on a thrilling final day at Valhalla to win his first major title.

DeChambeau birdied the 18th hole to take a share of the lead at 20-under par while Schauffele was on the 17th fairway.

The Tokyo Olympics champion managed a par on the penultimate hole before narrowly escaping a fairway bunker with his tee shot on 18.

Schauffele laid up and hit his second brilliantly just short of the green before getting up and down for a birdie that saw him win by one stroke and claim $3.5million in prize money.

Viktor Hovland finished three back on 18-under.

Xander Schauffele has won the PGA Championship after edging Bryson DeChambeau

Schauffele holed a six-foot putt on the 18th green to ensure victory at the PGA Championship

Schauffele holed a six-foot putt on the 18th green to ensure victory at the PGA Championship 

Bryson DeChambeau birdied the 18th hole to take a share of the lead at 20-under par

Bryson DeChambeau birdied the 18th hole to take a share of the lead at 20-under par

Schauffele hugged Austin Kaiser, his caddie and former teammate at San Diego State

Schauffele hugged Austin Kaiser, his caddie and former teammate at San Diego State

Schauffele became the first player since Phil Mickelson in 2005 at Baltusrol to win the PGA Championship and lift that enormous Wanamaker Trophy with a birdie on the last hole to win by one.

‘I told myself this is my opportunity – capture it,’ Schauffele said.

The putt on the 18th broke just enough left to catch the left edge of the cup and swirled around before disappearing. Schauffele, who exudes California chill, raised both arms above his head with the biggest smile before a hard hug with Austin Kaiser, his caddie and former teammate at San Diego State.

DeChambeau was on the range, staying loose for a potential playoff, watching Schauffele from a large video board. He saw the winning putt fall, and walked all the way back to the 18th to join in with so many other players wanting to congratulate the 30-year-old.

‘I gave it my all. I put as much effort as I possibly could into it and I knew that my B game would be enough,’ DeChambeau said. ‘It´s just clearly somebody played incredibly well. Xander´s well deserving of a major championship.’

Schauffele, who began this championship with a 62 to tie the major championship record, finished at 21-under 263 with that winning birdie.

That beats by one shot the major record previously shared by Brooks Koepka in the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive and Henrik Stenson in the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon.

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