15 Aug 2022

WATCH: It's hard not to enjoy being in Limerick' - Olympic golf champion

AMERICAN golfer Xander Schauffele says he's having an "awesome" time at the JP McManus Pro-Am after taking a commanding lead on day one.

The former Olympic golf gold medallist set a new course record at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort firing eight birdies.

As he walked out for day two of the event this morning, the 28-year old said: "It's awesome. it's my first time being here on the property, and it's obviously been amazing."

Yesterday was American Independence Day, and Xander said he had enjoyed "a really good day".

"We had a really good amateur group including Rory's Dad and the entire team. We've had a very relaxing day," he said.
And the golfer compared Adare Manor to a "palace".

"It's incredible. It's basically a palace - it's hard not to enjoy it," he added.

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