Born in La Jolla, California, the 24-year-old has a name which is not typically American, holds a United States passport and has a father who is half French, half German and mother who is half Taiwanese.
“I have a very international background, but I haven't had the opportunity to travel a whole lot,” said Schauffele, who rose to fame by winning the season-ending TOUR Championship in September, which helped him finish third in the FedExCup standings.
“My dad's half French, half German. My mom's Taiwanese grew up in Japan. It's cool that golf has kind of allowed me to start here in Malaysia, then Korea, then China. Growing up, it was always a dream of mine to play on the PGA TOUR and to kind of use golf as a tool to travel. I've never - I have a very international background, but I haven't had the opportunity to travel a whole lot.”