Aaron Wise (golfer)

Aaron Wise (born June 21, 1996) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. In 2018 he earned his inaugural win on the PGA Tour at the AT&T Byron Nelson and was named the 2018 Rookie of the Year.

Aaron Wise
Personal information
Full nameAaron Wise
Born (1996-06-21) June 21, 1996 (age 24)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
CollegeUniversity of Oregon
Turned professional2016
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Canada
Web.com Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking49 (December 2, 2018)[1]
(as of November 22, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament17th: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT41: 2019
U.S. OpenT35: 2019
The Open ChampionshipT41: 2019
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year

Amateur careerEdit

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Wise moved to the U.S. with his family when he was three. Raised in Lake Elsinore, California, he attended Santiago High School in Corona and graduated in 2014.[2] Highly recruited, he chose to play college golf at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he helped the host Ducks under the tutelage of swing coach Todd Pratt win the NCAA title in 2016, and also won the NCAA individual title.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

After two years at Oregon, Wise turned professional after the NCAA championship. He made his professional debut after qualifying for the U.S. Open, also his first major championship appearance.[5] He missed the cut after shooting rounds of 74-76. In his third start as a professional, he won the Syncrude Oil Country Championship on the PGA Tour Canada.[6] He finished fourth on the Order of Merit and earned a Web.com Tour card for the 2017 season.

On June 18, 2017, Wise won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kansas, five strokes ahead of runner-up Beau Hossler.[7] This win allowed him to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2018 season; he finished 18th on the Web.com regular season money list and was promoted.

At age 21 in May 2018, Wise gained his first PGA Tour win at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas;[3][8] it was his 18th start as a member of the tour. He shot a final round 65 for 261 (−23) at the new Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, three strokes ahead of runner-up Marc Leishman, a co-leader after 54 holes.[8][9][10] The win moved Wise from 99th to a career-best 66th in the world rankings.[11] Wise won the 2018 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award.[12]

Amateur wins (8)Edit


Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 May 20, 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson 65-63-68-65=261 −23 3 strokes   Marc Leishman

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Jun 18, 2017 Air Capital Classic 62-62-67-68=259 −21 5 strokes   Beau Hossler

PGA Tour Canada wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Jul 31, 2016 Syncrude Oil Country Championship 67-66-66-70=269 −19 5 strokes   Emilio Puma Dominguez,   Brock MacKenzie

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament 17
PGA Championship T41
U.S. Open T35
The Open Championship T41
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2019
The Players Championship CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2018 2019
Championship T19
Match Play T40
Invitational T6
  Did not play
  Top 10

"T" = tied

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 48 2018 Ending 2 Dec 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Denner, Will (May 16, 2016). "Oregon golf's Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional". Daily Emerald. (Eugene, Oregon). Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Iha, Derren (May 20, 2018). "Wise earns first career PGA Tour win". University of Oregon Athletics. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Aaron Wise". University of Oregon Athletics. 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Tokito, Mike (July 31, 2016). "Former Oregon star Aaron Wise gets 1st victory in professional golf". Oregon Live. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Gray, Will (May 20, 2018). "Wise continues whirlwind ascent with first win". Golf Channel. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Thompson, Royce (June 18, 2017). "Wise wins Air Capital Classic, secures Tour card". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Aaron Wise gets first tour win, shatters Byron Nelson scoring record". ESPN. Associated Press. May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "AT&T Byron Nelson". ESPN. (Leaderboard). May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  10. ^ Menta, Nick (May 20, 2018). "Wise wins first Tour title at AT&T Byron Nelson". Golf Channel. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Week 20" (PDF). Official World Golf Ranking. May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Martin, Sean (October 30, 2018). "Winning approach: Wise improves iron play en route to Rookie of the Year honors". PGA Tour.
  13. ^ "Aaron Wise". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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