Patton Kizzire

Maxie Patton Kizzire (born March 3, 1986) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the PGA Tour.

Patton Kizzire
Personal information
Full nameMaxie Patton Kizzire
Born (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 34)
Montgomery, Alabama
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSea Island, Georgia
CollegeAuburn University
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking51 (March 4, 2018)[1]
(as of August 2, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT18: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT49: 2016
U.S. OpenCUT: 2016, 2019
The Open ChampionshipT68: 2016
Achievements and awards Tour
Player of the Year

Amateur careerEdit

Kizzire was born in Montgomery, Alabama, grew up in Tuscaloosa, and played his collegiate golf at Auburn University.[2] He earned all-Southeastern Conference first team honors in 2006–07. He won the 2007 SEC Championship. He graduated in 2008 with a Business degree. Kizzire placed third at the 2003 U.S. Junior Open.

Professional careerEdit

In December 2014, Kizzire tied for 21st place at the Tour Qualifying School final stage.[3]

In his 2015 season on the Tour, he had a breakout season and was the Tour's money list leader for most of the season. He had two runner-up finishes at the El Bosque Mexico Championship and the Rex Hospital Open, before recording his first victory at the Utah Championship.[4] With this victory, he secured his PGA Tour card for the 2015–16 season. He was one of the most consistent players on the Tour. He only missed two cuts in his first 15 events played on the tour. He had 10 finishes within the top-25 and had 9 top-10s. He also made an appearance on the PGA Tour at the Barbasol Championship, where he missed the cut.[5] Kizzire was voted the Tour Player of the Year.[6]

In his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Kizzire recorded five top-10 finishes and made 20 out of 27 cuts. His season best finish being a runner-up placing at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He ended the year at number 82 in the FedEx Cup standings.

On October 16, 2016, Kizzire finished runner-up to Brendan Steele in the PGA Tour season-opening Safeway Open. Kizzire had entered the final round with his first PGA Tour 54-hole lead, by one stroke. He finished with a two-under par round to miss out by a single stroke. Kizzire finished the year placed 99th on the FedEx Cup standings.

On November 12, 2017, he won his first PGA Tour title at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.[7] Due to inclement weather, the players had to play 36 holes on Sunday, but Kizzire held off the challenge of Rickie Fowler to claim a one stroke victory.

On January 14, 2018, Kizzire won his second title of the 2018 PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Hawaii played at Waialae Country Club.[8] He prevailed in a sudden-death playoff, defeating James Hahn with a birdie on the sixth extra hole to become the first multiple winner in the 2018 season. This moved Kizzire to the top of the early FedEx Cup standings.


Patton is one of the tallest players on the PGA Tour, standing at 6 foot 5. He uses all Titleist golf clubs and golf balls and has a Scotty Cameron putter. He is also sponsored by FootJoy, Peter Millar and Paylocity.

Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Nov 12, 2017 OHL Classic at Mayakoba −19 (62-70-66-67=265) 1 stroke   Rickie Fowler
2 Jan 14, 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii −17 (67-64-64-68=263) Playoff   James Hahn

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii   James Hahn Won with par on sixth extra hole Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 2, 2015 Utah Championship −19 (67-62-71-69=269) Playoff   Kang Sung-hoon
2 Aug 23, 2015 News Sentinel Open −20 (68-68-64-64=264) 4 strokes   Brad Fritsch,   Kim Si-woo Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Rex Hospital Open   Miguel Ángel Carballo,   Kyle Thompson Thompson won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2015 Utah Championship   Kang Sung-hoon Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Dec 9, 2018 QBE Shootout
(with   Brian Harman)
−30 (59-66-61=186) 1 stroke   Emiliano Grillo and   Graeme McDowell

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T68 CUT
PGA Championship T49 CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T18
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2016 Open – 2016 PGA)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship 76 CUT CUT T79

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
Championship T12 T27
Match Play R16 T36
Invitational T31
Champions 67
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 9 2018 Ending 4 Mar 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Patton Kizzire Bio". Auburn Tigers. Archived from the original on December 25, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Patton Kizzire – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Patton Kizzire wins Tour's Utah Championship". USA Today. Associated Press. August 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Patton Kizzire – Season". PGA Tour. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kizzire named Tour Player of the Year". PGA Tour. November 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "Patton Kizzire outlasts Rickie Fowler in 36-hole final to win OHL Classic for first PGA title". ESPN. Associated Press. November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Patton Kizzire overcomes James Hahn in Sony Open playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. January 15, 2018.

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