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Ryan David Moore (born December 5, 1982) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the PGA Tour. He had a highly successful amateur career, winning the NCAA Individual Championship, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, and the U.S. Amateur in 2004. Since turning professional in 2005 he has won five titles on the PGA Tour as of the 2016 season and earned rankings inside the top thirty in the world.

Ryan Moore
Personal information
Full nameRyan David Moore
Born (1982-12-05) December 5, 1982 (age 36)
Tacoma, Washington
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada[1]
SpouseNichole Olson (m. 2011)[2]
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking27 (November 2, 2014)[3]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT9: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT9: 2006
U.S. OpenT10: 2009
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2014, 2018
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Award2005

Amateur careerEdit

Moore was born in Tacoma, Washington, and grew up in nearby Puyallup. He graduated in 2001 from Cascade Christian High School, a small Class 1A school which did not then have a golf team. Moore competed for Class 4A Puyallup High School, where he lettered all four years (1998–2001). He was the runner-up in the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2000, and won the high school individual state championship in 2001 over Andres Gonzales, a future UNLV teammate, then of Capital High School of Olympia.

Moore accepted a scholarship to UNLV, where he lettered for four seasons for the Rebels and graduated in 2005 with a degree in communications and public relations. During 2004 prior to his senior year of college, Moore had one of the most impressive seasons in the modern era of amateur golf. He captured multiple titles, including the U.S. Amateur, the Western Amateur, the U.S. Amateur Public Links (also won in 2002) and the NCAA individual championship. In 2005 he was given the Ben Hogan Award as the top college player.

Moore is one of only five golfers in history to win both the NCAA Individual Championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year (2004) along with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau.

Moore won the Haskins Award in 2005 as the outstanding collegiate golfer in the nation. He placed 13th at the 2005 Masters, winning low amateur and a spot in the 2006 field. This is still the lowest amateur score in Masters history. (In 2003, he also made the cut at the Masters, finishing 45th at age 20.)

Moore's final tournament as an amateur was the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2; where he made the cut and finished tied for 57th.

Professional careerEdit


Moore then turned professional and played the next tournament, at Westchester Classic, on a sponsor's exemption, where he finished in a tie for 51st.

Turning professional meant that he had to forfeit his slot (as reigning U.S. Amateur champion) in the 2005 Open Championship, played at the home of golf, St Andrews. In August, Moore earned a special temporary exemption to the PGA Tour with a tie for second at the 2005 Canadian Open in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2005, Moore played on sponsors' exemptions and earned a total of $686,250 in just 14 official PGA Tour events. This placed him the equivalent of 113th on the money list, making him the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to go from college to the PGA Tour in the same season without going to Q School. The only other players to do that since 1980 were Gary Hallberg, Phil Mickelson, and Justin Leonard. As a non-member, Moore needed to collect more than the 125th-place finisher on the 2005 money list in order to earn his card for the 2006 season.[4] During 2005, Moore's world ranking improved from 718 to 142.[5]


In 2006, Moore played on the PGA Tour as a regular member, and his best outing was a tie for second at the Buick Championship in Connecticut. He was sidelined for two months in the spring following surgery on his left wrist, which kept him from competing in the 2006 Masters. He returned to the tour in late May and finished 81st on the 2006 money list with $1,222,118. With a top ten finish (tied for ninth) at the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah on August 20, he broke into the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time, vaulting from 110th to 79th. He climbed as high as 68th in early September, and finished the year at 79th in the world.[6]

In 2007, Moore finished solo second place at the Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus in early June. He entered the event as an alternate and earned $648,000, the largest paycheck of his young pro career. With six holes to play, he birdied five consecutive holes (13-17), but scored a par on the 72nd hole to finish one stroke back. Following this runner-up finish, his third as a professional, he climbed from 87th to 33rd on the PGA Tour money list, and his world ranking improved from 110th to 59th. Two days later, he qualified to play in the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he shot 8-over in the first round and 3-over in the second and missed the cut by one stroke. He finished the year with $1,544,901 in winnings, ranking him 59th on the PGA Tour money list and 51st in the FedEx Cup standings. Moore finished the year at 74th in the world rankings.[7]

Moore reached the first playoff of his career in the 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, which he lost to Adam Scott on the third playoff hole. Moore began the day three shots behind Scott in a four-way tie for second place, but took the lead as Scott dropped three strokes on the front nine. The lead changed hands multiple times before Scott forced the playoff with a birdie on the 72nd hole. On the third playoff hole, Scott beat Moore with a 48-foot birdie putt; Moore then missed his tying birdie putt from the fringe.[8] Moore picked up his largest check of his career, winning $691,200 for second place. It was his fourth runner-up finish on the PGA Tour in as many seasons.

Moore continued to have pain in his surgically repaired wrist and took time off at different points in the 2008 season because of a sore shoulder and to improve his fitness, particularly in preparation for the FedEx Cup.[8] He ended the year with $1,214,900 in winnings, ranking him 88th on the PGA Tour money list and 87th in the FedEx Cup standings; his world ranking fell to 158.[9]


Moore's inconsistent golf continued in the first half of 2009. In his first 16 tournaments, Moore missed the cut eight times, including four times by a single stroke. In March and April, Moore made four consecutive cuts, with two top-20 finishes. In May, Moore only managed one made cut in The Players Championship, where he struggled on the weekend to a 71st-place finish, last among those making the cut.[10]

After missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament, Moore qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black with a tie for seventh place at sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio.[11] He made a strong showing, finishing in a tie for tenth place at 2-over par 282. As a result, his world golf ranking rebounded from 193rd to 152nd.[12]

On August 23, Moore won his first career PGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship, defeating Kevin Stadler and Jason Bohn in a sudden-death playoff, earning $936,000.[13] He finished the 2009 season at 31st on the PGA Tour money list ($2,222,871), 22nd in the FedEx Cup standings, and 51st in the world rankings.[14]


Moore had a steady year in 2010, with six top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the AT&T National. He finished 32nd on the PGA Tour's money list with $2,374,823, 35th in the FedEx Cup Standings, and 45th in the world rankings.[15] He appeared in all four of the golf majors for the first time. Moore also shot the course record of 61 at Tacoma Golf and Country Club.[citation needed]

In October 2012, Moore won for the second time on the PGA Tour at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, part of the 2012 PGA Tour Fall Series. He converted a share of the 54-hole lead into a victory, one stroke ahead of runner-up Brendon De Jonge.[16] Moore finished 2012 at 26th on the PGA Tour's money list with $2,858,944, 64th in the FedEx Cup Standings, and 40th in the world rankings.[17]


Moore had a down year in 2013, with only three top-10 finishes. For the season he finished 61st on the PGA Tour's money list.

The PGA Tour instituted a wrap-around season for its 2014 season extending from October 2013 to September 2014, incorporating the prior Fall Series events and a few international events into the subsequent season's schedule. Moore opened the Malaysian CIMB Classic (held in October 2013) with a 63, and went on to win the tournament in a playoff with Gary Woodland. This was Moore's only victory in the 2014 season, in which he had seven top-10s and finished 21st on the PGA Tour's money list.

In November 2014 (part of the 2015 PGA Tour season), Moore won the Malaysian CIMB Classic once again. Moore contended for the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in March, but fell back over the weekend and finished in a tie for ninth place. The following week at the Valspar Championship, Moore led after three rounds but faltered on Sunday to finish two strokes back in fifth place. Moore had the one victory in the 2015 season, with four top-10s, and finished 32nd in FedEx Cup points.


Early in his professional career, Moore had sponsorships with PING and Oakley. When he won his first PGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship in August 2009, he did not have any endorsement contracts other than with Callaway Golf to use their golf ball. Following the 2009 PGA season, Moore signed a deal with Scratch Golf in which he would not only use their equipment, but also become part owner of the company. However, in November 2010, it was announced that Moore had signed a deal with Adams Golf and would give up his stake in Scratch Golf.[18] He signed with TaylorMade for the 2013 season.[19] He now plays Parsons Extreme Golf equipment since 2015.

Amateur wins (6)Edit

Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Aug 23, 2009 Wyndham Championship 64-65-70-65=264 −16 Playoff   Jason Bohn,   Kevin Stadler
2 Oct 7, 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 61-68-65-66=260 −24 1 stroke   Brendon de Jonge
3 Oct 28, 2013 CIMB Classic 63-72-69-70=274 −14 Playoff   Gary Woodland
4 Nov 2, 2014 CIMB Classic (2) 68-69-67-67=271 −17 3 strokes   Sergio García,   Kevin Na,   Gary Woodland
5 Aug 14, 2016 John Deere Classic 65-65-65-67=262 −22 2 strokes   Ben Martin

PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship   Adam Scott Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 2009 Wyndham Championship   Jason Bohn,   Kevin Stadler Moore won with birdie on third extra hole
Bohn eliminated with par on first hole
3 2013 CIMB Classic   Gary Woodland Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2016 The Tour Championship   Kevin Chappell,   Rory McIlroy McIlroy won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Chappell eliminated with birdie on first hole
5 2018 Safeway Open   Brandt Snedeker,   Kevin Tway Tway won with birdie on third extra hole
Snedeker eliminated with par on first hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T45 T13LA
U.S. Open CUT T57 CUT T10
The Open Championship T42
PGA Championship T9 CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament T14 T35 T38 CUT T12 CUT T9 T28
U.S. Open T33 CUT CUT T48 CUT T32
The Open Championship CUT T28 T32 T12 CUT T46 CUT T12
PGA Championship T65 T56 CUT T55 T40 T37 T70 T13 T59
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
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 1 4 10 8
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 13 9
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 9 42 28
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (four times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T22 T53 T25 T9 T28
Match Play R64 QF R64 R32 T52 T5 T30
Bridgestone Invitational T16 T23 T33 T8 T42 T28
HSBC Champions 3 T50 T28 T23
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

PGA Tour career summaryEdit

Season Wins Earnings ($) Rank
2005 0 686,250 n/a
2006 0 1,122,118 81
2007 0 1,554,901 59
2008 0 1,214,900 88
2009 1 2,222,871 31
2010 0 2,374,823 32
2011 0 1,942,906 42
2012 1 2,858,944 26
2013 0 1,490,265 61
2014 1 3,098,263 21
2015 1 2,642,306 32
2016 1 3,701,034 16
2017 0 1,751,851 61
2018 0 1,986,608 56
2019 0 1,838,788 59
Career* 5 30,486,827 32

* As of the 2019 season.

U.S. national team appearancesEdit




  1. ^ "Ryan Moore profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Newlywed Moore will play a lot early". The Olympian. January 18, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Week 44 2014 Ending 2 Nov 2014" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  4. ^ 2006 PGA Championship profile
  5. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2005
  6. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2006
  7. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2007
  8. ^ a b Scott beats Moore in playoff at EDS Byron Nelson Championship -, April 27, 2008
  9. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2008
  10. ^ 2009 PGA Tour results
  11. ^ Moore, Stanley punch their tickets to Bethpage - The Tacoma News Tribune, June 2009
  12. ^ Official World Golf Ranking following 2009 U.S. Open
  13. ^ "Moore wins in play-off at Wyndham". BBC Sport. August 24, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009.
  14. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2009
  15. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2010
  16. ^ "Moore claims second PGA Tour title in Las Vegas". PGA Tour. October 7, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  17. ^ Official World Golf Ranking Week 52, 2012
  18. ^ Ryan Moore Leaves Scratch Golf to Join Adams Golf, Loses Ownership Stake
  19. ^ "Ryan Moore Adds R1 Driver, RBladez Tour Irons for WMPO". TaylorMade Golf. January 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.

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