Chris Riley (golfer)
Chris J. Riley (born December 8, 1973) is an American professional golfer and coach.
Riley at the 2007 KLM Open
|Full name||Chris J. Riley|
|Born||December 8, 1973|
San Diego, California
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Residence||San Diego, California|
|Spouse||Michelle (née Louviere)|
|College||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||22 (February 29, 2004)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T23: 2003|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 2002|
|U.S. Open||T48: 2004|
|The Open Championship||T22: 2002|
Riley was born in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he became the first four-year All-American in any sport. In 1995 he played for the United States in the Walker Cup.
Riley turned professional in 1996 and spent time on the Nationwide Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 and made the top thirty on the money list in 2002 and 2003. His sole PGA Tour victory came at the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open. He was a member of the losing 2004 United States Ryder Cup team and also played on a winning American team in that year's Tommy Bahama Challenge, which is an international match for pros aged 30 and under.
After his Ryder Cup appearance, Riley finished outside of the top 125 on the money list in both 2005 and 2006. Riley last played a full PGA Tour season in 2010 and competes occasionally through Monday qualifying and past champion status. In 2007 he won the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby on the Nationwide Tour located in Byron, Minnesota.
He was ranked as high as 21st in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Professional wins (2)Edit
PGA Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Aug 25, 2002||Reno-Tahoe Open||−17 (71-66-67-67=271)||Playoff||Jonathan Kaye|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2002||Reno-Tahoe Open||Jonathan Kaye||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2004||Buick Invitational||John Daly, Luke Donald||Daly won with birdie on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||T22||CUT||CUT||T67|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2004 PGA – 2006 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- "PGA Tour profile". Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Week 9 2004 Ending 29 Feb 2004" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
- "Chris Riley introduced as Head Coach for Men's Golf". USD Toreros. June 23, 2017.