Charley Hoffman

Charley Lindley Hoffman (born December 27, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman (2012).jpg
Hoffman in 2012
Personal information
Full nameCharley Lindley Hoffman
Born (1976-12-27) December 27, 1976 (age 43)
San Diego, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada[1]
SpouseStacy Vasil (m.2009)
ChildrenClaire, Katelyn
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Nationwide Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking20 (August 6, 2017)[2]
(as of August 9, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT9: 2015
PGA ChampionshipT40: 2013
U.S. Open8th: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT17: 2018

Early years and amateur careerEdit

Born in San Diego, California, Hoffman won the California state high school championship in 1994 and 1995, becoming the first two-time winner. He qualified three times for the Buick Invitational as an amateur.

In college, Hoffman was a member of the 1998 NCAA championship team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was an honorable mention All-American in the same year. While at UNLV, his teammates included Chris Riley, Chad Campbell, Bill Lunde, and Adam Scott. He graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in communications and turned pro.

Professional careerEdit

2000–05: Nationwide TourEdit

Hoffman struggled in his first year on the Tour in 2000, only making four of 19 cuts. He had a better year in 2001, making 12 of 23 cuts including a top-10 finish. He only played in three events on tour in 2002, making one cut. He also played in three events on the European Tour where he finished tied for 5th at the Madeira Island Open and tied for 12th at the Qatar Masters.

Hoffman did not play on the renamed Nationwide Tour in 2003 but returned in 2004 and won his first professional event at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic. In 2004, Hoffman made 13 of 15 cuts and recorded two top-10 finishes and 10 top-25 finishes. Hoffman's breakthrough year on tour was 2005, making 18 of 26 cuts while recording a runner up finish, 8 top-10s and 12 top-25s. He earned $212,322 on the year and finished 19th on the money list, earning him his PGA Tour card for 2006. Hoffman won the 2005 Straight Down Fall Classic with Ed Cuff Jr.

2006–09: Early PGA Tour career and first winEdit

Hoffman made 21 of 29 cuts and recorded five top-10s and 10 top-25s. He finished tied for 46th at the 2006 U.S. Open, his first major. His best finish came at the Open where he finished tied for fifth. Hoffmann earned $1,115,193 and finished 82nd on the money list.

Hoffman won his first event of the 2007 season at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in January. This victory lifted Hoffman into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.[3] Hoffman won his first PGA tour event by defeating John Rollins after he birdied the first hole in a playoff. The rest of 2007 was mediocre for Hoffman though, on the year he made 18 of 30 cuts and recorded two top-10s and 7 top-25s. He earned $1,689,366 and finished 50th on the money list and the FedEx Cup standings. He finished tied for 35th in his first Open Championship and was cut from his first PGA Championship. He also finished tied for 7th at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe on the European Tour.

Hoffman made 19 of 29 cuts in 2008 and recorded three top-10 finishes and 6 top-25 finishes. His best finish came at the Shell Houston Open where he finished tied for 6th. He had his least successful year on tour, earning $945,702 and finishing 110th on the money list.

The following year, Hoffman almost picked up his second win on Tour at the FBR Open in 2009 but he lost in a playoff to Kenny Perry. Hoffman recorded four top-10s and 11 top-25s in the 2009 season and finished a career high 41st on the money list.


Hoffman won his second PGA Tour event at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.[4] This victory helped Hoffman to finish 25th on the money list, the first time he finished inside the top 30.

Hoffman came close to his third PGA Tour win at the Valero Texas Open finishing tied for 2nd with Kevin Chappell behind tour rookie Brendan Steele.

Hoffman best finish was T2 at the Travelers Championship, one stroke behind Marc Leishman.

Hoffman's best 2013 finish was a T3 at the Valero Texas Open.


Hoffman captured his third career PGA Tour win on November 16, 2014 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.[5] He shot rounds of 66-68-67-66 for a 17-under one-shot victory over Shawn Stefani and earned $1.098 million. In January 2015 he was runner-up at the Humana Challenge. In the spring, he finished ninth at the Masters Tournament, his best finish in a major championship to date. In May he finished tenth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and was runner-up at the AT&T Byron Nelson, and in July he finished seventh at the RBC Canadian Open.

Hoffman won the Valero Texas Open in April 2016, for this fourth career victory, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the final round. He defeated Patrick Reed by a single stroke.

On April 6, 2017, Hoffman shot a 65 in windy conditions to lead by four strokes after the first round of the 2017 Masters.[6] His round consisted of nine birdies and is biggest lead after the first round of the Masters since 1941. He followed this up with a three over round of 75 in the second round to drop back into a four-way tie for the lead. Hoffman was in possession of the lead or co-lead for the majority of round three, until he found the water on the 16th, culminating in a double bogey. He finished with a level par round of 72, which left him two shots back of Sergio García and Justin Rose, entering the final round. He finished with a closing round of 78 in the final round to finish T-22.

After losing by a fraction of a point to Kevin Chappell for the final guaranteed selection to the 2017 Presidents Cup, Hoffman was named a captain's pick.

Hoffman reached a career high world ranking of 20th in 2017.

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

FedEx Cup playoff events (1)
Other PGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Jan 21, 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 66-70-68-68-71=343 −17 Playoff   John Rollins
2 Sep 6, 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship 64-67-69-62=262 −22 5 strokes   Jason Day,   Luke Donald,
  Geoff Ogilvy
3 Nov 16, 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba 66-68-67-66=267 −17 1 stroke   Shawn Stefani
4 Apr 24, 2016 Valero Texas Open 66-71-70-69=276 −12 1 stroke   Patrick Reed

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic   John Rollins Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2009 FBR Open   Kenny Perry Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 2017 RBC Canadian Open   Jhonattan Vegas Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 17, 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic −6 (72-67-71-71=282) Playoff   Jeff Gove,   Craig Lile

Nationwide Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic   Jeff Gove,   Craig Lile Won with birdie on third extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T48
The Open Championship T35 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament T27 T9 T29 T22 T12
U.S. Open T45 T45 CUT T37 8 T20
The Open Championship CUT T67 CUT 77 T20 T17
PGA Championship CUT CUT T40 CUT CUT CUT T48 CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T29
PGA Championship T54
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T51
  Top 10
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 7 33 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2017 Masters – 2018 Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship T75 CUT T37 T22 T26 CUT T37 T38 T30 CUT T30 CUT CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Championship T61 T13 T24 T38 T17 T20
Match Play R64 T17 T38 T36
Invitational T22 T37 T31 T33 3 T53
Champions T43

The HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "PGA Tour profile". Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Week 31 2017 Ending 6 Aug 2017" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Week 3 - Paul Casey Wins the Abu Dhabi Championship and Reaches World Number 13 Archived October 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Official World Golf Rankings website, January 22, 2007
  4. ^ "Charley Hoffman powers through for Deutsche Bank title". BBC Sport. September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Corrigan, James (April 6, 2017). "Masters 2017 day one: Charley Hoffman leads after "round of his career" as Dustin Johnson withdraws through injury". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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