Morgan Hoffmann (born August 11, 1989) is an American professional golfer.
|Born||August 11, 1989|
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Highest ranking||84 (April 26, 2015)|
(as of June 28, 2020)
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T28: 2015|
|PGA Championship||T75: 2015|
|U.S. Open||T27: 2015|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2015|
Raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, Hoffmann attended Ramapo High School. After winning two consecutive New Jersey state championships, Hoffmann relocated to the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina to take advantage of the warm-weather and training opportunities. Hoffmann's girlfriend is Chelsea Colvard, they met while she was living in Miami through mutual Oklahoma State University friends.
Hoffmann spent two years attending Oklahoma State University where he played on the golf team. As a highly rated amateur, he held the number one spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a time in 2009, and played in that year's Walker Cup.
After playing in the 2010 U.S. Open, Hoffmann decide to leave college early in order to turn professional. He qualified for his first professional major at the 2012 U.S. Open, finishing in a tie for 29th.
Hoffmann played on the Web.com Tour in 2012, starting the season with no status and getting by on sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifiers. He played in 13 events and finished 19th on the money list, which earned him a promotion to the PGA Tour. This season, Hoffmann finished T2 at The Honda Classic, which is his highest finish in his career.
In December 2017, Hoffmann announced that he had been diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. In the days afterwards, Hoffmann was inundated and overwhelmed by messages of support from his fellow pros and members of the public.
Web.com Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2012||Chiquita Classic||Patrick Cantlay, Russell Henley||Henley won with par on first extra hole|
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
"T" = Tied
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- "Week 17 2015 Ending 26 Apr 2015" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- Hennessey, Stephen (June 24, 2011). "Wyckoff's Morgan Hoffmann at 5-under in pro debut; will make Travelers cut". The Record. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
Former Ramapo High School star Morgann Hoffmann shot a 67 on Friday at sits af 5-under par heading into today's third round.
- Punty, Brendan (June 28, 2008). "Hoffmann swinging for the pros". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
Morgan Hoffmann, then a 16-year-old from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, wowed McGraw with his power, his ball-striking ability and first and foremost his desire to win. ... It was the same desire that he displayed in winning back-to-back New Jersey high school championships. ... So he left his home in Wyckoff to pursue his dream – attending Hank Haney's International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., in early 2007 and working with Gary Gilchrist in Orlando this past winter.
- "Oklahoma State Cowboys profile". Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- Prunty, Brendan (June 25, 2008). "Somerville's Foley outduels Hoffmann to take Ike title". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
But Hoffmann did stay close and was one shot back as they came to the par-3 14th hole. However, an errant tee shot forced the Saddle Brook resident to scramble and make par, while Foley made another birdie.
- Sobel, Jason (December 6, 2017). "Golfer Morgan Hoffmann diagnosed with muscular dystrophy". ESPN.
- Inglis, Martin (December 5, 2017). "Pros support Morgan Hoffmann after muscular dystrophy diagnosis". bunkered.