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Charley Hoffman |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/27/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: UNLV

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Charley Hoffman twirled a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and his 9-under 201 aggregate has him positioned just two strokes off the pace of 54-hole leader Kevin Na.
Hoffman did not have his best ball-striking skills on display today finding seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation. Where he exceeded the 50-percent completion rate was in his short game, successfully saving par on eight of nine occasions. Hoffman circled five birdies smothering a lone bogey on the par-4 ninth. His set came in all varieties, including a two-putt birdie on the par-5 first and a chip-in birdie on the par-4 10th. His other three par breakers didn't travel more than 3'7". May 23 - 4:09 PM

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Charley Hoffman answered his opening 66 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in today's second round.

At 5-under 135, he's three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Hoffman hit 14 greens in regulation today (to total 30 at the break), but converted only twice for birdies. The longer of the tandem ran 20'2" at the par-3 eighth hole. He also saved par from 22'3" at the par-5 11th and 12'3" at the par-4 18th. But he shouldn't be too upset as his only try that didn't drop from inside 10 feet measured 9'6" for birdie at the par-5 first.
May 22 - 1:41 PM

Charley Hoffman shot 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and sits two strokes adrift of the threesome sharing the clubhouse lead.

Hoffman has been on the fringe of the spotlight in recent weeks, but that's more than enough for gamers needing reliable talent to round out rosters. Today's success extends that confidence on a course where he's perfect in six previous visits with a pair of top 20s. He went 5-for-16 in scoring chances with five birdies today. The longest was his first, from 17'3" at the par-3 eighth hole. At last check, Hoffman ranked second in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with a clip of 4.832.
May 21 - 8:49 PM

Overnight co-leader Charley Hoffman backed up for a 2-over-par 35-39=74 in his second round of THE PLAYERS.

He landed only 10 greens in regulation and circled a pair of birdie-4s, including a roll from just outside 10 feet at No. 11, but he also bogeyed the par-4 12th, and then closed double bogey-bogey at 17 and 18, respectively. His only highlight was a par save from 23'7" at the par-3 third. Hoffman is 3-under 141 and five strokes behind fellow 18-hole co-leader Kevin Na, who sits atop the leaderboard at the midpoint.
May 8 - 6:31 PM

Charley Hoffman registered a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

Hoffman entered as a sneaky possibility based on his play in Texas and at the Masters, but he's also 6-for-8 here, albeit with no better than a T22 in 2010. So, when he signed his card with a field-high eight birdies (including on all four par 5s), only gamers that haven't been paying attention are surprised. He hit 14 greens in regulation but couldn't avoid a big number on the par-4 first that he played like a 36-handicapper with a one-putt triple bogey from inside four feet and no penalties. Both of his longest conversions measured 11'5" at Nos. 2 and 9, both for birdie. This score ties his personal best in 29 live rounds on TPC Sawgrass.
May 7 - 5:43 PM

It wasn't pretty but Charley Hoffman got by Zach Johnson 2 and 1 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The duo completed 17 holes at TPC Harding Park today. Hoffman scored 1-over-par to ZJ's 3-over. Eight of the 11 holes won were done so with pars. Each buried only two birdies. Johnson never tasted the lead and sat 3-down by the fourth hole. He clawed all the way back to even by 12, but Hoffman regained with a par at the par-4 14th and shoved his fellow American against the wall with a birdie-3 at 16. They crawled to a close with par-3s at 17. Hoffman is now 2-0 in the tournament with Branden Grace (1-1) on deck. Johnson (1-1) squares off against Jason Day (0-2) in the third round.
Apr 30 - 9:13 PM

Charley Hoffman backed up to finish the 79th Masters in 2-over-par 38-36=74.

On a leaderboard peppered with major champions and other notables, Hoffman was an unlikely visitor at Augusta National. He played like it today, too. He hit only 10 greens and squared four bogeys against two birdies today before posting 8-under 280. Now the good news. His share of ninth place is his first top 25 in 15 starts in the majors. It also secures a berth into the 2016 Masters for which the top 12 and ties are invited. The others (including former champs who are exempt for life): Jordan Spieth (win); Phil Mickelson (T2); Justin Rose (T2); Rory McIlroy (4th); Hideki Matsuyama (5th); Paul Casey (T6); Dustin Johnson (T6); Ian Poulter (T6); Zach Johnson (T9); Hunter Mahan (T9); Rickie Fowler (T12); Bill Haas (T12); Ryan Moore (T12); Kevin Na (T12); Kevin Streelman (T12).
Apr 12 - 7:02 PM

Charley Hoffman shot 1-under-par 35-36=71 in his third round of the Masters to post 10-under 206, six strokes off Jordan Spieth's overnight lead.

Hoffman played alongside the tournament leader today, but failed to truly capitalize on 13 greens in regulation. He connected for three birdies, including a long-range try at the par-3 11th and a walk-off 3 at the par-4 18th, but bogeys at 15 and 17 spoiled the day. Obviously, the 38-year-old doesn't have the cachet that many around him on the leaderboard carry, but that's probably to his benefit. At the same time, there's a reason why he's usually overlooked by casual fans. Entering the tournament, Hoffman was just 7-for-14 in majors with no better than a T27 in his only other appearance at the Masters (2011).
Apr 11 - 7:50 PM

Charley Hoffman chased his opening 67 at the Masters with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 9-under 135 at the midpoint, five swings adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

Only a bogey at the par-4 18th hole stood between Hoffman and a spotless scorecard. Prior to it, he buried five birdies, including mid-to-long-range benders at the par-5 second and par-4 14th holes. He totaled 14 greens in regulation. Hoffman is bogey-free 5-under on the par 5s for the week. If it holds, his deficit will match the all-time gap between first and second place at the conclusion of 36 holes. Herman Keiser (1946), Jack Nicklaus (1975) and Raymond Floyd (1976) share the record.
Apr 10 - 3:56 PM

Charley Hoffman raced out to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the 79th Masters to set the very early clubhouse lead.

And we're off. Hoffman went out with Brian Harman in the first grouping of the day. Most are threesomes, but there are two twosomes in the field of 97. Hoffman hit 13 greens in regulation and converted an eagle (at the par-5 15th hole) and five birdies to cover two bogeys. He walked off with a birdie at the par-4 18th. This is just his second start at Augusta National (T27, 2011), but the Californian rolled in with some momentum following T11s in both starts in Texas.
Apr 9 - 11:52 AM

Charley Hoffman battled for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open and is on the bubble for a top 10 at even-par 288.

This was a bit of a disappointment considering he was the leader after 18 holes. The real damage was done with a third-round 79. His final lap around TPC San Antonio featured four birdies and two bogeys, spread evenly across each nine. Two of those birdies fell form outside of 25 feet, and both of those were on par 3s. He entered the week with an impressive resume on this course and did nothing to suggest that he isn't still a horse for this course moving forward.
Mar 29 - 4:02 PM

Overnight leader Charley Hoffman settled for an even-par 33-39=72 in today's second round of the Valero Texas Open.

This might sting a bit given the scorable conditions at TPC San Antonio today. He went out in 3-under with four birdies, including conversions from 31'10" and 10'10" at the par-3 13th and par-5 18th holes, but Hoffman played his inward side in birdie-free 3-over with three bogeys. When he signed his card at 5-under 139 and just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, he probably reminded himself that it's a marathon and not a sprint. Still, the latter half of today's effort played out more like his form of late rather than his repeated success on this track.
Mar 27 - 2:40 PM

Charley Hoffman crafted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open and snared sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

The 72 golfers in the morning wave can only shake their heads at this. It was truly the tale of two first rounds today. No one in the early draw broke par. Hoffman split eight (of 14) fairways and went 7-for-7 in scrambling while circling seven birdies. His longest dropped in from just 11'1" at the par-4 ninth hole. His greatest challenge to save par was met at the par-4 fourth where he rolled in his longest conversion of the day (from 12'8"). At last check, he ranked third in strokes gained: tee-to-green (5.967) and first in strokes gained: putting (3.791).
Mar 26 - 8:12 PM

Charley Hoffman shot 2-over-par 31-43=74 in his second round of the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship.

As indicated by his nine-hole splits, Hoffman endured a brutal walk in. He sat bogey-free 5-under after 12 holes with five birdies, including conversions from 10'10" and 22'10" at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively. He lost his mojo after finding water off the tee at the par-3 fourth. Forced to re-tee, he found a greenside bunker and slopped his way to a quadruple bogey. Now unraveled, he added three bogeys to waste all of his early work. At even-par 144, Hoffman is nine strokes off the pace of 36-hole leader J.B. Holmes.
Mar 6 - 10:28 PM

Charley Hoffman submitted a 2-under-par 36-34=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Hoffman has been relatively quiet since a co-runner-up at the Humana Challenge in late January, but he's earned early attention at Trump National Doral. He went 6-for-13 in scoring opportunities today, including conversions for birdie from 41'4" and 16'3" at the 11th and 18th holes, respectively. And while he also squared four bogeys, including a pair of three-putts, he salvaged par from 11'7" at the par-3 fourth.
Mar 5 - 5:17 PM