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William Chesney "Chez" Reavie (born November 12, 1981) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Chez Reavie
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Chesney Reavie
Born (1981-11-12) November 12, 1981 (age 37)
Wichita, Kansas
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2004
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament53rd: 2018
PGA ChampionshipT12: 2018
U.S. OpenT3: 2019
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2012, 2018, 2019
Achievements and awards
Web.com Tour Finals winner2015

Early careerEdit

Reavie was born in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona. He played college golf at Arizona State University.

Reavie played on the Nationwide Tour from 2005 through 2007, where he won once at the 2007 Knoxville Open. He finished 18th on the money list on the Nationwide Tour in 2007 to earn his PGA Tour card.

PGA TourEdit

Reavie's rookie season on the PGA Tour was in 2008. During this season, on July 27, 2008, Reavie won his maiden PGA Tour title, at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. The win earned him $900,000 and a two-year exemption to remain on the PGA Tour.

Knee surgery limited Reavie in 2010 and he began the 2011 season on a major medical extension, where he had thirteen events to keep his Tour Card. Reavie did not earn enough to retain full tour privileges, but by merely making the cut at the 2011 Memorial Tournament (the final start of his exemption), he earned conditional status for the rest of 2011. Reavie still managed to play in 22 events, making 15 cuts, and placing high enough to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. His earnings of over one million dollars prior to the FedEx Cup secured his 2012 Tour Card. He nearly won for the first time in over three years at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship, but had encountered difficulties on the 18th hole, before losing to Webb Simpson on the second extra hole of a playoff. He would finish 10th in the 2011 FedEx Cup standings, 34th on the money list with $2,285,067, and an OWGR rank of 67th after ending 2010 762nd in the world.

After a mediocre 2012 season, that saw Reavie finish 135th on the money list, he went back to Q School to regain his PGA Tour card. He finished T22 and was one of the last players to earn a PGA Tour card through Q School. He is also the last former PGA Tour winner to regain a Tour card in that manner.

Reavie had left wrist surgery and did not play during the 2013-14 season. He was granted 24 starts for the 2014-15 season to satisfy a medical extension.

Reavie earned his second Web.com Tour win and first win in seven years at the 2015 Small Business Connection Championship,[1] the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Reavie finished at the top of the Finals money list, which made him fully exempt for the 2015–16 season, regardless of how he performed during the remaining five starts of his medical extension.

In January 2018, Reavie looking to end a 10-year drought on the PGA Tour, lost in a sudden-death playoff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to Gary Woodland. Having led for the majority of the final round, following a strong finish by Woodland, Reavie had to birdie the 17th and 18th holes to force a playoff. At the first extra hole, both players missed the green with their approaches, but Reavie played a poor chip shot and missed the par putt, allowing Woodland to win with a par. This was however Reavie's best result on tour since 2011.[2] The following week, Reavie finished as a runner-up again at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, three strokes behind Ted Potter Jr.

On June 16, 2019, Reavie finished tied for 3rd at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.[3] This marked not only Reavie's best performance in a major championship, but was also the first time he had placed in the top 10. The result also moved Reavie back into the world's top 50.

On June 23, 2019, Reavie captured his second PGA Tour win at the Travelers Championship, ending a near eleven year drought. He carried the 54-hole lead of six strokes over the chasing pack. He got chased down by Keegan Bradley and held just a one-shot advantage, as the pair walked up the 17th. Reavie birdied the hole while Bradley made a double-bogey six, sealing what would end up being a four-stroke victory.[4] As of June 24, 2019, Reavie was ranked 26th in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest ranking of his career.[5]

Amateur wins (1)Edit

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 27, 2008 RBC Canadian Open −17 (65-64-68-70=267) 3 strokes   Billy Mayfair
2 Jun 23, 2019 Travelers Championship −17 (65-66-63-69=263) 4 strokes   Keegan Bradley,   Zack Sucher

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship   Webb Simpson Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open   Gary Woodland Lost to par on first extra hole

Web.com Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Web.com Tour Finals event (1)
Other wins (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 24, 2007 Knoxville Open −17 (68-70-65-68=271) 3 strokes   Kyle McCarthy
2 Aug 31, 2015 Small Business Connection Championship −15 (69-69-69-66=273) 1 stroke   Emiliano Grillo,   Steve Marino,   Jamie Lovemark

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT T62
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T60
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT 53
U.S. Open T45 CUT T16 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T62 T22 T12
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T14
U.S. Open T3
The Open Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 5
U.S. Open 0 0 1 1 1 2 7 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 5 19 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2012 PGA – 2018 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mexico Championship T35 T52 T65
Match Play T29 T56
FedEx St. Jude Invitational T52 T27
HSBC Champions 68 T24 T35
  Did not play

"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chez Reavie earns PGA Tour card with Web.com win". ESPN. Associated Press. September 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in playoff to capture Waste Management Phoenix Open". USA Today. February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 US Open purse, winner's share, prize money payout". Golf News Net. June 16, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Reavie wins Travelers for 1st victory in 11 years". ESPN. Associated Press. June 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Week 25 – Reavie Breaks Into The World's Top 30". Official World Golf Ranking. June 24, 2019.

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