Patrick Rodgers

Patrick Rodgers (born June 30, 1992) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Patrick Rodgers
Personal information
Born (1992-06-30) June 30, 1992 (age 27)
Avon, Indiana
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida
Career
CollegeStanford University
Turned professional2014
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking94 (December 27, 2015)[1]
(as of March 15, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2017
U.S. OpenT41: 2018
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2014
Ben Hogan Award2014

Early lifeEdit

Rodgers was born in Avon, Indiana. Then he played golf at Avon High School for 4 years. He played college golf at Stanford University, for three years, where he won 11 times, tying the record set by Tiger Woods.[2] Rodgers was given the Ben Hogan Award and was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 16 weeks in early 2014.[3]

Professional careerEdit

After turning professional in June 2014, Rodgers played on the PGA Tour via sponsor's exemptions. He earned enough non-member FedEx Cup points to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals.[4] He finished T-8 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. Overall, he finished 58th in the Finals, earning enough to get his 2015 Web.com Tour card. He won the second event of the season at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship.[5] In May he finished T-2 at the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour[6] playing on a sponsor's exemption.

Rodgers earned "Special Temporary Member" status on the PGA Tour for 2015 after finishing T40 at the Memorial Tournament. He later finished 24th on the 2015 Web.com Tour money list, earning a PGA Tour card for the 2015–16 season. Even with the finish, he was not allowed to compete in the 2015 Web.com Tour Finals since he also accumulated enough FedEx Cup points to place inside the Top 125. He also could not compete in the 2015 FedEx Cup because Special Temporary Membership does not qualify a player for the FedExCup Playoffs; had he won a PGA Tour tournament, he would have earned full membership and become eligible for the playoffs. He appeared on EA Sports' Rory McIlroy PGA Tour game as a new golfer in 2015.

Rodgers opened the 2016 season with top-20 finishes in his first four events. From April through July, however, his form dipped as he made only six of 12 cuts and did not record a finish higher than T31. He nearly won the Travelers Championship in August, finishing T3, two shots behind the champion, Russell Knox. Having qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his career, he was eliminated after the second playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship, and ended 2016 ranked 62nd in the season-long standings.

The 2017 season began significantly worse for Rodgers than the 2016 season had. He missed the cut in five of his first eight tournaments, sandwiching top-10 finishes in the RSM Classic (T10) and the Farmers Insurance Open (T4) between early weekend exits. He shared the 54-hole lead at the Farmers with Brandt Snedeker, but shot a lackluster even-par 72 in the final round to finish four shots behind eventual champion Jon Rahm. Seven missed cuts in eight events followed, and Rodgers plummeted from 43rd in the FedExCup standings in January to 114th by June. Out of nowhere, Rodgers led the John Deere Classic by two strokes entering the final round. He appeared on his way to his first PGA Tour victory, going 3-under through 13 holes in the final round. He played the last five holes 1-over, however, opening the door for Bryson DeChambeau to claim the tournament with a back-nine 30 and a 15-foot birdie on the final green. Despite the heartbreaking finish, Rodgers recorded his career-best finish on the PGA Tour and earned enough FedExCup points to assure he would keep his card for the 2017-18 season.

In the final event of 2018, Rodgers came close to winning his first PGA Tour title, after firing rounds of 61-62 at the weekend of the RSM Classic to enter a playoff with Charles Howell III. He lost the playoff on the second extra hole, when Howell III holed a birdie putt after Rodgers had missed his from a similar distance.

PersonalEdit

As of 2017, Rodgers has been in a relationship with Jade Olivia Gordon, who is a British stunt coordinator and film assistant. The two became engaged on December 28, 2017 and married on May 26, 2019 at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, Florida. They currently reside together in a home they purchased in Jupiter, Florida.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (1)Edit

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Feb 8, 2015 Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship 69-67-66-65=267 −17 Playoff   Steve Marino

Web.com Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship   Steve Marino Won with birdie on second extra hole

Playoff recordEdit

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2018 RSM Classic   Charles Howell III Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T46 T41
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship CUT CUT CUT 77

CUT = missed the halfway cut

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 52 2015 Ending 27 Dec 2015" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Patrick Rodgers profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Week 24: Schniederjans becomes world number one". World Amateur Golf Ranking. June 2014.
  4. ^ LaMarre, Tom (August 28, 2014). "Rodgers sidelined by oblique injury". California Golf. Archived from the original on February 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Patrick Rodgers wins in playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. February 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Avon's Patrick Rodgers ties for 2nd at Wells Fargo Championship". The Indianapolis Star. Associated Press. May 17, 2015.

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