Troy Matteson

Troy Jason Matteson (born November 8, 1979) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Troy Matteson
Personal information
Full nameTroy Jason Matteson
Born (1979-11-08) November 8, 1979 (age 40)
Rockledge, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceAlpharetta, Georgia
ChildrenTori (b. 2009)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking73 (February 4, 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT28: 2010
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT39: 2012
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner

Amateur careerEdit

Matteson was born in Rockledge, Florida. He played college golf at Georgia Tech[2] and won the NCAA Individual Championship in 2002.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Nationwide TourEdit

Matteson joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004.[4] He set the record for the most money won in one season on the Nationwide Tour during the 2005 season, picking up $495,009 while recording victories at the Virginia Beach Open and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic.[3] This earned him a promotion to the PGA Tour for 2006.[4] His record was eclipsed in 2009 by Michael Sim.

PGA TourEdit

Matteson picked up his first win on the PGA Tour at the Open on October 15, 2006. He struggled during most of 2006 but finished in the top-10 in his last five events en route to a career best 36th-place finish on the money list.

Matteson continued to be consistent in 2007 and 2008, finishing 73rd and 89th on the money list respectively. He finished in a tie for second at the 2008 PODS Championship.

In 2009 at the Open (not the same Open that Matteson won in 2006) in Scottsdale, Arizona, Matteson set a 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record. Matteson shot 61-61 on Friday and Saturday for a total of 122 strokes.[5] This feat beat the record of 123 set earlier in the season by Steve Stricker at the Bob Hope Classic. He went on to win the tournament in a three-man playoff over Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.[6] He went on to finish 56th on the money list.

In 2010, Matteson finished 128th on the money list, which would normally mean a conditional Tour card and a trip to qualifying school. However, his win in 2009 earned him a two-year exemption until the end of 2011. Matteson almost picked up his third PGA Tour victory in March 2011 at the Puerto Rico Open but lost to Michael Bradley in a playoff. He would go on to finish 94th on the money list.

In July 2012, Matteson finished second at the John Deere Classic after losing out in a playoff to Zach Johnson. The pair were tied at 20 under par after regulation play and at the first extra hole both players made double bogey after finding the water hazard with their second shots into the 18th. Johnson won the playoff with a birdie on the second extra hole when he tapped in from less than a foot after a superb approach, while Matteson could not hole his 43-footer to extend the playoff. However Matteson secure a place in The Open Championship for the first time in his career by finishing as the highest non-qualifier at the event.[7]

In 2013, he made only 10 cuts in 24 events. He played in the Tour Finals and finished 17th to retain his PGA Tour card for 2014.

Swing styleEdit

Matteson tends to hit a long and high push-draw. His swing fits the model known as stack and tilt and he is coached by its creators, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer.[4][8] He performs a clear spine tilt to the left on back swing and places his body weight favoring the left foot throughout the whole swing.

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 15, 2006 Open –22 (67-65-64-69=265) 1 stroke   Daniel Chopra,   Ben Crane
2 Oct 25, 2009 Open* –18 (72-61-61-68=262) Playoff   Rickie Fowler,   Jamie Lovemark

*Note: The 2009 Open is not the same tournament as the 2006 Open, therefore the 2009 edition is not considered as a 2nd win.

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2009 Open   Rickie Fowler,   Jamie Lovemark Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2011 Puerto Rico Open   Michael Bradley Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2012 John Deere Classic   Zach Johnson Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Apr 24, 2005 Virginia Beach Open –13 (69-65-73-68=275) 2 strokes   Chris Couch
2 Sep 18, 2005 Mark Christopher Charity Classic –13 (67-70-67-67=271) 2 strokes   Mathew Goggin,   Spike McRoy,
  Johnson Wagner

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T39
PGA Championship T66 T28
  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
The Players Championship CUT T73 CUT T17 CUT CUT CUT

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010
Match Play
Invitational T51 T44
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 5 2007 Ending 4 Feb 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "About Troy - What you should know". Official Website of PGA Golfer Troy Matteson. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Matteson sets Tour record to lead". BBC Sport. October 25, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  6. ^ "Matteson seals triumph in Arizona". BBC Sport. October 26, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  7. ^ "Zach Johnson wins John Deere". ESPN. Associated Press. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "What they said: Troy Matteson". PGA Tour. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2011.

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