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Chris Riley (golfer)

Chris J. Riley (born December 8, 1973) is an American professional golfer and coach.

Chris Riley
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Riley at the 2007 KLM Open
Personal information
Full nameChris J. Riley
Born (1973-12-08) December 8, 1973 (age 45)
San Diego, California[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California[1]
SpouseMichelle (née Louviere)
ChildrenTaylor, Rose
Career
CollegeUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Turned professional1996
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins2
Highest ranking22 (February 29, 2004)[2]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT23: 2003
PGA Championship3rd: 2002
U.S. OpenT48: 2004
The Open ChampionshipT22: 2002

Riley was born in San Diego, California.[1] 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.

Riley was named the head men's golf coach at University of San Diego in June 2017.[3]

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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
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

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament T23 44 49
U.S. Open CUT CUT T48
The Open Championship T22 CUT CUT T67
PGA Championship T51 3 CUT T4 T66 T41
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 1 2 2 2 6 5
Totals 0 0 1 2 2 4 16 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2004 PGA – 2006 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "PGA Tour profile". Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Week 9 2004 Ending 29 Feb 2004" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Chris Riley introduced as Head Coach for Men's Golf". USD Toreros. June 23, 2017.

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