Nate Lashley

Nathan Clark Lashley (born December 12, 1982) is an American professional golfer.

Nate Lashley
Personal information
Full nameNathan Clark Lashley
Born (1982-12-12) December 12, 1982 (age 37)
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins11
Highest ranking82 (September 22, 2019)[1]
(as of March 15, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other9
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT28: 2019
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2019
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Order of Merit winner
2016

Early lifeEdit

Lashley was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[2] He played college golf at the University of Arizona. During his junior year, his parents and girlfriend died in a plane crash in Wyoming while flying from Sunriver, Oregon, where they had watched Lashley compete in the NCAA West Regional, to Nebraska.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

Lashley turned professional after graduating in 2005. He played on the Nationwide Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour) in 2006 but made only two cuts in 14 events. He spent the next several years playing mini-tours and selling real estate before qualifying for the PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2015.[3] He finished 8th on the money list in 2015 with five top-10 finishes. In 2016, he won three events, led the money list and won the Player of the Year award.[2] His placement on the money list earned him a Web.com Tour card for 2017.

On the Web.com Tour in 2017, Lashley won the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship and finished 11th on the money list to earn his PGA Tour card for 2018. In 2018, he made eight cuts in 17 events before a knee injury ended his season. He started the 2019 PGA Tour on a minor medical extension, but did not fully meet the terms and spent that part of the season playing out of the 126-150 category.[2]

In June 2019, Lashley earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Lashley failed to Monday qualify for the event, but gained entry as the final man in the field and was ranked 353rd at the start of the week. He shot 63-67-63-70 to win by six strokes, earned $1,314,000 with the victory, and also earned his card on the PGA Tour until the end of the 2020–21 season and entry into the 2019 Open Championship and the Players Championship, the Masters Tournament and the Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2020. The win moved him to 101st in the Official World Golf Ranking.[5][6]

Professional wins (11)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 30, 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic −25 (63-67-63-70=263) 6 strokes   Doc Redman

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 May 7, 2017 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship −20 (70-65-67-66=268) 1 stroke   Augusto Núñez

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 11, 2016 San Luis Championship −7 (69-70-72-70=281) Playoff   Andrés Echavarría,   Robert Rohanna,
  Daniel Vanegas
2 Sep 18, 2016 Copa Diners Club International −15 (68-67-67-67=269) 2 strokes   Case Cochran,   Ryan Ruffels
3 Dec 4, 2016 Shell Championship −19 (69-64-65-67=265) 10 strokes   Augusto Núñez

Other wins (6)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open T28
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2019
Championship
Match Play
Invitational T20
Champions
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

  • Aruba Cup (representing PGA Tour Latinoamérica): 2016 (winners)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 38 2019 Ending 22 Sep 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Nate Lashley". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sobel, Jason (June 7, 2017). "After unthinkable tragedy and years of doubt, Nate Lashley perseveres". ESPN.
  4. ^ Cooke, Sarah (May 26, 2004). "Three killed in plane crash near Gannett Peak". Casper Star-Tribune. Associated Press.
  5. ^ Gray, Will (June 30, 2019). "Lashley on cusp of OWGR top 100 after Rocket Mortgage win". Golf Channel. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Purcell, Jared (June 30, 2019). "See the final scores from the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit". MLive.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

External linksEdit