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Casey Wittenberg (born November 30, 1984) is an American professional golfer who had a successful amateur career.

Casey Wittenberg
Personal information
Born (1984-11-30) November 30, 1984 (age 34)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight158 lb (72 kg; 11.3 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional2004
Current tour(s)Web.com Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour3
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT13: 2004
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT10: 2012
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Web.com Tour
leading money winner
2012
Web.com Tour
Player of the Year
2012

Wittenberg was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He played collegiately at Oklahoma State University. He lost to Nick Flanagan in the finals of the 2003 U.S. Amateur.

In 2004, he finished 13th at the Masters Tournament, the lowest amateur finish in 41 years. He was the only player in the field to improve his score each round. Additionally, he registered the lowest Sunday back 9 score (31) of any amateur in Masters history.

At the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, he shot a four round total of 296, which was the second best of any amateur in the tournament that year.[1]

Wittenberg turned professional in 2004 and has played on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour), and mini-tours since. In 2012, Wittenberg won his first title on a major golf tour, the Nationwide Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open. He followed it up three months later with his second win of the season at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, one week after finishing T10 at the U.S. Open.

Wittenberg was the leading money winner on the Web.com Tour in 2012, earning him his 2013 PGA Tour card, and was named Web.com Tour Player of the Year. In 2013, he made only eight cut in 27 tournaments and finished 150th on the money list and 164th on the FedEx Cup points list, losing his PGA Tour card.

Wittenberg returned to the Web.com Tour in 2014 and has played there since. He did win again in 2017 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, but he finished the regular season points in 41st and once again failed to earn his PGA Tour card.[2]

Amateur wins (4)Edit

Professional wins (6)Edit

Web.com Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Mar 25, 2012 Chitimacha Louisiana Open −24 (66-66-63-65=260) 8 strokes   Paul Claxton,   Fabián Gómez,
  Chris Riley
2 Jun 24, 2012 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open −18 (63-70-67-66=266) 2 strokes   Jim Herman,   Justin Hicks
3 Mar 26, 2017 Chitimacha Louisiana Open (2) −21 (65-64-65-69=263) 3 strokes   Zhang Xinjun

Other wins (3)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament T13 LA T33
U.S. Open T36 CUT CUT CUT T10 CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Callaway Golf Signs Rising Young Star Casey Wittenberg to Endorse Company's Golf Clubs and Golf Balls Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "2017 Web.com Tour Regular Season Points List". PGA Tour. December 31, 2017.

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