Mathew Goggin

Mathew Charles Goggin (born 13 June 1974) is an Australian professional golfer.

Mathew Goggin
Personal information
Full nameMathew Charles Goggin
Born (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 46)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality Australia
SpouseFelicity Goggin
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins9
Highest ranking48 (19 July 2009)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Korn Ferry Tour5
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2009
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2008, 2009
U.S. OpenT21: 2013
The Open ChampionshipT5: 2009

Amateur careerEdit

As an amateur, he won the 1995 Australian Amateur, played at Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, 2 & 1 over American Jamie Crow. He also won the 1995 Tasmanian Amateur, played at Seabrook Golf Club in Wynyard, Tasmania, over fellow Tasmanian Peter Toogood.[citation needed]

Professional careerEdit

Goggin is currently a member of the Nationwide Tour. He was previously a member of the PGA Tour from 2000 to 2003, and regained his card in 2006. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 1999, 2004 and 2005. His best PGA Tour year-end money list finish was in 2008 when he finished in 40th. Before playing in the States, he played in Europe. He was a member of the Challenge Tour in 1996 and played on the Challenge Tour and the European Tour in 1997. He was also a member of the European Tour in 1998. He also played on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Goggin was on the PGA Tour until 2010, when he lost his Tour card after finishing 159th. He went back to the Nationwide Tour for 2011. He won the first tournament of the season, the Panama Claro Championship.


Mathew is divorced from his former wife Felicity who he has two children with. His mother is Australian golfer, Lindy Goggin[2][3]. His father, Charlie Goggin, now largely retired, had a career as a leading Tasmanian horse trainer.[4][5] Mathew's sister, Luella Meaburn, has worked with her father as a horse trainer. Mathew's uncles on his father's side, Bill Goggin and Matt Goggin are former Australian rules football players who both played for the Geelong Football Club.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (9)Edit

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)Edit

Tour Championships (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 8 Mar 1998 ANZ Tour Championship −10 (66-68-71-73=278) Playoff   Brad King

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 ANZ Tour Championship   Brad King Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2008 Australian Open   Tim Clark Lost to par on first extra hole Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 Jun 1999 Nike Lehigh Valley Open −18 (67-65-66-72=270) 2 strokes   Matt Gogel
2 8 Aug 1999 Nike Omaha Classic −24 (66-67-66-65=264) 4 strokes   Casey Martin
3 27 Feb 2011 Panama Claro Championship −11 (68-66-67-68=269) 2 strokes   Alistair Presnell,   Darron Stiles
4 19 Jun 2011 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open −18 (66-65-66-69=266) 1 stroke   Kyle Thompson
5 1 Feb 2015 Panama Claro Championship (2) −11 (67-65-70-67=269) 4 strokes   Harold Varner III Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2004 Scholarship America Showdown   Kevin Stadler,   Kyle Thompson,
  Chris Tidland
Stadler won with birdie on third extra hole
Thompson eliminated with par on second hole
Goggin eliminated with par on first hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Aug 1996 Steelcover Dutch Challenge −14 (68-69-69-68=274) 2 strokes   Nicolas Vanhootegem
2 11 Oct 1997 San Paolo Vita Open −19 (68-70-67-64=269) 1 stroke   Henrik Nyström

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT T36 CUT T21
The Open Championship T46 CUT CUT T5 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
The Players Championship T70 T12 CUT CUT CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2009
Match Play R32
Invitational T22
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 29 2009 Ending 19 Jul 2009" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ Lindy Goggin profile Archived 7 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ Lindy Goggin one of the greats,, published 27 May 2016; accessed 27 May 2019
  4. ^ Goggin back at the track,, published 17 October 2017; accessed 27 May 2019
  5. ^ Fastnet Dragon and Charlie Goggin on verge of major comeback victory,, published 8 February 2018; accessed 27 May 2019

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