Schauffele looks to self-belief

17 February 2021 20:47:37 GMTPlus10

Xander Schauffele says he just needs a little more belief to get back to winning ways, having been consistently in contention in recent times.

The 27-year-old American finished tied second at both the Phoenix Open and the Farmers Insurance Open, having opened 2021 with a share of fifth place at the Tournament of Champions.

A lot of good and no wins so far. Overall I'm pretty happy with how I'm playing.

Xander Schauffele

In fact, the last of his four professional wins came at the Tournament of Champions back in January 2019 and Schauffele thinks he knows what he needs to do to finally get over the winning line once again.

He told Yahoo sports: "A lot of good and no wins so far. Overall I'm pretty happy with how I'm playing.

"Coming down the stretch, just really believe in what you've got and at the end of the day that's kind of all it is.

"You could be playing incredible golf and if you kind of doubt yourself for a second, it's going to catch you at the wrong time and I think that's kind of what it's been for me."

Schauffele is back in action at the Riviera Country Club this week, as he tees off for the Genesis Invitational, where he expects patience to be a key factor in trying to secure a long-waited for victory.

He added: "Because there isn't a whole lot of trouble in terms of like penalties, you sort of get a little impatient and get aggressive when you shouldn't.

"You kind of pick up a bogey or double bogey pretty quickly and it's probably the most frustrating way to do it. So I think patience is big out here."

Schauffele is 13.00 to win the Genesis Invitational, with defending champion Adam Scott 31.00 and Rory McIlroy 13.00.

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