Xander Schauffele shruggs off cactus for an opening round of 67 at WM Phoenix Open

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It was actually a Prickly Pear plant that Xander Schauffele imprudently grabbed on No. 6 at TPC Scottsdale, but the splinters didn’t end up ruining what was a solid round as he ended up tied for 3rd with a 4-under 67, the highlight coming on No. 15 when he holed out from the bunker for eagle. Schauffele noticed a loose cactus pad near his feet after his tee shot found a prickly pear on the 6th. He had at least 6 thorns sticking out of his right middle finger.

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Source: Golfweek; RealFeelGolfMats

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