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Charley Hoffman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/27/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200

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World No. 36 Charley Hoffman crafted a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the 118th U.S. Open for a 36-hole total of even-par 140, up four places into a two-way T2, four back of leader Dustin Johnson.
The 36-year-old needed a par on the 18th for the final pairing on Saturday but walked off with bogey-5 after an errant tee shot forced a layup. He'll now play out of the penultimate twosome in R3 with Tommy Fleetwood. The UNLV alum landed 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation with 1.72 average putts and 31 total whacks with the flat stick. He carded three birdies at holes 4, 12 and 16, all from outside of 10 feet and two in the 32-35 range, slightly outpacing bogeys at 7 (3-putt from 28'5") and the walk-off 5 at 18. Jun 15 - 7:16 PM

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Charley Hoffman rocketed out of the gate in round one of the U.S. Open Championship, slowing his pace to record a 1-over-par 37-34=71 which places him two off the early pacesetters from the morning wave.

Hoffman pulled the string on his opening wedge shot to set up a 5'9" birdie conversion at the par-4 10th. Then at the par-4 13th he landed one softly from 141 yards before splashing home a 12'10" birdie putt. That gave him early possession of the lead but he would add just one more birdie throughout the day while swallowing four bogeys. With the morning wave averaging 76.12, Hoffman beat his fellow competitors by more than five shots today. The San Diego native arrived with MC-T52-MC in his most recent three-start stretch, but he's off to a much better start today, just two shots behind early leaders Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy.
Jun 14 - 2:21 PM

Charley Hoffman heads to the 2018 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club this week looking for his first-career major victory.

Hoffman has just one top-10 finish in a major, so a victory would be a shock quite frankly. The course just doesn't set up well for Hoffman, who is rather marginal from the tee box. He checks in just 66th in Driving Distance (298.2 yards) while he is all over the map in terms of Driving Accuracy Percentage (55.52 percent), ranking just 176th on TOUR. He is sharp with the irons, however, and makes up for his lack of length with a decent Par 4 Scoring Average (4.02), ranking 53rd. That's a key stat area at Shinnecock. With the right price tag Hoffman isn't a bad mid-tier DFS selection.
Jun 13 - 5:43 AM

Charley Hoffman blitzed Colonial Country Club en route to a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-32=63 during round one of the Fort Worth Invitational, good for the early clubhouse lead with play still in progress. UPDATE: Hoffman would later gets pass in the afternoon by Kevin Na who fired an 8-under 62.

Hoffman put on a ball-striking clinic today, striping 11 (of 14) fairways on his way toward 16 greens in regulation. That stellar striking set up eight scoring chances from inside 16 feet, converting on six of them in addition to a 24'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 seventh. Playing his 36th round at Colonial, this eclipses his previous best by two shots (65 in R3/2009 and R1/2006). If this number holds then it'll be Hoffman's seventh career first-round lead/co-lead, first since the 2017 Masters. Unfortunately, he's only converted one of those early leads into a top 10 (T7, 2013 Travelers).
May 24 - 1:57 PM

Charley Hoffman arrives at the Fort Worth Invitational looking to bounce back after a disappointing showing last time out.

Hoffman missed the cut at THE PLAYERS Championship last time out, halting a streak of five consecutive cuts made. He hadn't just been making the weekend and then posting mediocre results, either. Hoffman has four finishes in the Top 25 across his past eight events. He has been rather erratic off the tee, ranking a dismal 181st on TOUR in Driving Accuracy Percentage (55.14 percent). And it's always an adventure when he goes in the sand, while he is below-average in scrambling and putting. Yet somehow he still ranks a respectable 53rd in Scoring Average (70.771) while checking in 40th in Eagles. Hoffman is a risky play given the skinny fairways at Colonial and his ugly inaccuracy off the tee.
May 22 - 11:33 AM

Charley Hoffman heads into the Valero Texas Open this weekend with three consecutive cuts made, including a 12th-place showing at the Masters.

Hoffman has been extremely consistent at some very tough courses, posting a 6-under in each of his past three events, and exactly 6-under in four of his past five showings. Consistency has been key so far, as he doesn't do anything particularly great on the golf course, but he also doesn't have any tremendous holes in his game, either. If there is a place he could stand some improvement it is in his Driving Accuracy Percentage (181st on TOUR) and on the putting green. But he seems to make up for it with his even-keel demeanor and heady play. Despite the inaccuracy from the tee box, so-so distance and his subpar putting, he still chimes in 40th in Scoring Average (70.47). If he can just improve ever so slightly in those other areas, top-20 finishes will be the norm.
Apr 18 - 6:35 PM

Charley Hoffman took his foot off the gas in round two of the Masters Tournament, settling for a 1-over-par 34-39=73, still maintaining a spot inside the top 10 on 2-under 142.

Hoffman looked solid to start the day, continuing his assault on the par 5s with circles at No. 2 and 8. His basic stats looked similar round-over-round but a water ball at the par-3 12th spoiled the fun. He did not convert on the final two par 5s to add insult to injury. A 1-over 73 doesn't seem that good but when you consider the field averaged 74.56 today, a 73 isn't so bad. Hoffman was the co-leader here at the midpoint last year but he'll have to settle for a share of eighth place this time around. Hoffman clearly has a love for this layout, making him a strong option for DFS Weekend gamers.
Apr 6 - 8:12 PM

Charley Hoffman torched 17 holes of Augusta National Golf Club and then made an 18th hole error, but still posted 3-under-par 35-34=69 in round one of the 82nd Masters, good for T2 on the live leaderboard. UPDATE: At day's end, Hoffman finds himself three off the torrid pace set by Jordan Spieth.

On debut in 2011 Hoffman shot an opening 74 for T64, but since then? 67 for T2 in 2015, 71 for T13 in 2016, 65 for solo first in 2017 and now a 69 in testing scoring conditions. It should have been a 68, but first he couldn't find the final green in two, and then missed a 9'0" par saving attempt. Before then it had largely been plain sailing: two par-5 birdies on the front nine (2 and 8) with a bogey at the ninth. The highlight was a hat trick of birdies at 12, 13 and 14. On 12 and 13 from 7'0", on 14 from 35'0". He ticked 9 of 14 fairways, 12 of 18 greens in regulation and needed 1.56 putts per hole. His past record post-Thursday at ANGC is interesting. On his first two visits he went sub-60 on Friday, but the last two carded 77 and 75. More tellingly, perhaps, he is yet to break 71 at the weekend.
Apr 5 - 4:48 PM

World No. 26 Charley Hoffman patched together a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, dipping one spot to T6 on 8-under 208, two back of clubhouse leader Rory McIlroy and four back of the leader on the course Henrik Stenson, who's playing the 18th.

The 41-year-old mustered six (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.735 strokes off-the-tee and 1.342 around-the-green. He carded five birdies at holes 3, 5, 8, 12 and 16, taking some luster off with two squares at 2 and 6 (water/penalty), and double bogey-6 at 10 (3-putt from 30'3"). The UNLV alum's split included five conversions from between 12 and 22 feet, registering 1.583 putts per GIR and 2.276 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Mar 17 - 5:59 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 26 Charley Hoffman tossed up a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 7-under 137, up 27 places on the leaderboard to solo 5th, four back of co-leaders Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau, and matching the latter with the low round of the day.

This is the UNLV alum's sixth API and third cash with one prior top-50 finish. Of course, that was a T2 last year, which tied his season best in 31 starts. Hoffman was the 36-hole leader (68-66) and co-led after 54 holes (71), before finishing one back of champion Marc Leishman with a closing 73. The 41-year-old kicked off with an up-and-down 71 and hit nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation on Day 2. He gained 2.992 strokes approaching-the-green, 4.981 tee-to-green, and 6.081 SG: Total. The California native carded six birdies at 13, 16-18, 3 and 6, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 1.100 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Mar 16 - 6:54 PM

World No. 24 Charley Hoffman authored a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship for a two-day total of 6-under 136, up 11 spots on the live leaderboard to T12, five adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Shubhankar Sharma.

This is the 41-year-old's sixth appearance but first in Mexico City. Overall, it's his 14th WGC event with one prior top 10, a 3rd at the 2017 Bridgestone. The California native opened with 70, outpacing one bogey and triple bogey-6 with five circles, and carded five birdies again on Day 2. He found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.762 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.295 around-the-green. The UNLV alum circled 1, 4, 9, 11 and 12, registering 1.692 putts per GIR and -0.115 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Mar 2 - 6:03 PM

Playing Spyglass Hill GC, World No. 23 Charley Hoffman withdrew during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. UPDATE: Hoffman returned to action Feb. 15th at the Genesis Open and appears to be headed to a made cut on the number, currently T65 on 2-over 75-69=144.

The 41-year-old was 1-over par thru 10 holes, 2-under total when he called it a day. This is just a second mid-tourney WD in 342 career events, first since the 2012 John Deere Classic. The San Diego native is in the published field at this coming week's Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades. As of press time, no reason has been gleaned for his WD this week, but we'll update this post if more information becomes available. UPDATE: Hoffman's WD was due to back issues.
Feb 10 - 5:11 PM

Second- and third-round leader and World No. 27 Charley Hoffman sleepwalked to an even-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the Hero World Challenge, dropping one place to solo 2nd on 14-under 274, four shy of champion Rickie Fowler, who shot a course- and tournament-record 61.

After kicking off in 69-63-70, the UNLV alum began with a five-shot lead over two players, including playing competitor Justin Rose, seven clear of Fowler. He kicked off with an opening birdie-3, bookended a birdie-4 at nine, but cancelled them with back-to-back bogeys at four and five. The 40-year-old, who was making his tourney debut, limped home with nine straight pars. He arrived off a MC at the OHL Classic three weeks ago, preceded by a T18 at the Shriners.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Overnight leader Charley Hoffman breezed through Albany in The Bahamas with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 during round three of the Hero World Challenge, good for the low round of the day to reach 14-under 202, entering the final round with a commanding five-shot lead.

Hoffman ended round two with eight straight holes without a par (seven birdies and one bogey). He started today's round with more of the same, opening with BOGEY-BIRDIE-BIRDIE. That included a 20-footer that he rolled in for birdie at the par-3 second hole. He calmed down from there to take what the course had to offer him today. The rest of his round included three more birdies, a bogey and one double bogey. By day's end, Hoffman had recorded the low round of the day and was one of just four golfers to sign a scorecard in red numbers. Over his career, he is 0-for-4 in converting 54-hole leads/co-leads. Two of those were solo leads, but he led by one and two shots in those events, not five shots like he will now sleep on.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Charley Hoffman flirted with the course record during round two of the Hero World Challenge, styling a 9-under-par 31-32=63 to grab sole possession of the clubhouse lead on 12-under 132 as play starts to wind down in the Bahamas.

Hoffman started the day in a share of eighth place but wasn't content with pars today. On the front nine alone he traded six birdies with just one bogey. Surely, he'd slow his pace from there, right? Nope. He raced into the clubhouse with six more birdies (and one more bogey) on his inward nine. There were plenty of highlights today, but we knew he was in the zone when he holed out from the greenside bunker at the par-3 17th. It was his fourth birdie in a row and he'd add one more onto the train to finish the round. After the round, Hoffman said he is hopeful that Tiger Woods can maintain his pace and keep his name in the mix come Sunday. Hoffman fell one shy of tying the course record (62, Justin Rose in 2016) but I don't think he'll complain about a 9-under 63 that has him positioned at the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:59:00 PM