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Charley Hoffman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/27/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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Charley Hoffman stalled late in his opening round but still managed a 3-under-par 31-36=67 to kickoff The 146th Open, placing him just two strokes off the early pacesetters.
Hoffman opened his week with the highlight of the round. He sprayed his tee ball wide right, nearing OB, but then recovered by holing out with an iron in hand for an unconventional eagle from the thick stuff. It would remain the lone eagle carded at the par-4 first today. Hoffman would stay busy, adding four birdies to offset a trio of bogeys. Two of the three squares came at 16 and 17, putting a damper on the great start. Despite the poor finish, this still easily goes in the books as his best opening lap at The Open (the first time he's been inside the top 50 after R1 of this event). Links golf has not been kind to Hoffman, but he bucked that trend today. Next up, he'll put his weather gear on and buckle up for blustery conditions in round two. Jul 20 - 2:20 PM

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 39 Charley Hoffman orchestrated a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in the second round of the John Deere Classic to reach 7-under 135, up nine spots on the live leaderboard to T5, two shy of clubhouse leader Chesson Hadley.

The 40-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.097 strokes off-the-tee and 1.283 approaching-the-green. He went out in even-par, exchanging three birdies at 13, 14 and 16, with three bogeys at 12 (3-putt from 43'3"), 15 and 17, the latter two missed par-savers from inside of five feet. The UNLV alum came home in blemish-free 3-under, circling holes 2, 6, and 7, posting 1.733 putts per GIR and a dismal -0.587 SG: Putting. His six birdies all dropped from inside of 13 feet, needing 31 total putts. This is Hoffman's seventh Deere, first since a missed cut in 2013, with a best (and lone top 10) of T7 in 2010. He checked in off consecutive top 10s at the U.S. Open (8th) and the Travelers (T3).
Jul 14 - 2:02 PM

World No. 49 Charley Hoffman smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to reach 10-under 270, up eight spots to T2, good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead and just the second blemish-free round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Hoffman finished in a two-way T3, two shots out of a 2-man playoff involving Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger.

After opening in 69-67-68, the 40-year-old began T10 on 6-under, six back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth. Playing out of the sixth-to-last twosome, he conjured six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.321 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 2.383 around-the-green. The UNLV alum circled four birdies at Nos. 6, 9, 13 and 15, highlighted by a hole-out 4 from a greenside bunker at the par-5 sixth. He posted a commercial 1.818 putts per GIR and 0.330 SG: Putting, needing 27 total putts. This was the California native's 10th top 25 of the season in 22 starts and fifth top 10, second straight after solo 8th at the U.S. Open. If the runner-up holds, it'll be his second this season, joining T2 at Bay Hill (as 54-hole co-leader), and seventh in 328 career events. It's Hoffman's fourth top 25 at the Travelers in eight tries, and third top 10 with a best of T2 in 2012.
Jun 25 - 5:15 PM

World No. 55 Charley Hoffman orchestrated a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the final round of the 117th U.S. Open to post 9-under 279, down one place and currently solo 8th. UPDATE: With play completed, Hoffman finished solo 8th -- a career best in majors -- and joins champion Brooks Koepka and Brandt Snedeker as the only three players to post all four rounds in the red; the top 10 earns him a return trip next year.

After opening in 70-70-68, the 40-year-old began T7, four short of 54-hole leader. He hit 12 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, suffering just one blemish, a triple bogey-7 at eight, offset by four birdies at Nos. 5, 7, 11 and 17, all from inside of 12 feet, taking 31 total putts. The UNLV alum's hiccup at the eighth started with a wayward drive, took four to get on, and then 3-putted from 27'11". This was his sixth U.S. Open and first finish inside the top 30, brushing aside a previous-best T37 last year. It was Hoffman's 24th overall major appearance, third top 25 and second top 10, right now bettering a previous-best T9 at the 2015 Masters. It's his ninth top 25 of the season in 21 starts and should be a fourth top 10.
Jun 18 - 7:54 PM

Charley Hoffman flew out of the gates before eventually posting a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in round three of the U.S. Open, advancing to T5 on the live leaderboard, settling three shots behind pacesetter Justin Thomas.

Hoffman had the lead at one point on day three after making five birdies in his opening eight holes. But three bogeys coming home meant he fell back to finish at 8-under 208. The American's front-nine circles came at 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8, the longest putt a 13'12" conversion at the second hole. After hitting 9-under with a 5'8" circle at 8, Hoffman dropped back with a bogey at 10 and also lost shots at 15 and 17, the former after laying up but flying the green with his second. At least he birdied the two par 5s at 14 and 18 to keep Thomas within his sights. Hoffman missed just two fairways today, hitting 13 greens in regulation and taking 26 putts. Despite the back-nine wobble, he's in position to land a first major and the predicted strong winds in Sunday's closer could work in his favor.
Jun 17 - 6:25 PM

World No. 53 Charley Hoffman submitted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 after the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach 3-under 207, up 13 places to T12 with play still in progress.

The 40-year-old was solo 3rd thru 54 holes in 2015 (66-69-66), closing in even-par 70 for T10, his lone top 10 in eight prior tries. He opened this week in 72-68, improving to 9-for-9 at Colonial CC. The UNLV alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.564 strokes tee-to-green and 4.052 SG: Total at last check. He squared a lone bogey-5 at six, camouflaged with four birdies at Nos. 1, 7, 8 and 11, all from inside of 13 feet. Hoffman posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.488 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 4:07 PM

Playing four-ball in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney back-pedaled to a 4-under-par 35-33=68 and a 72-hole total of 19-under 269, down three spots into a six-way T5, eight swings shy of a 2-team playoff involving 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith, and Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown.

After opening in 67-65-69, the Las Vegas residents began in a two-way T2 on 15-under, four back of Blixt/Smith. Playing out of the penultimate foursome, they were even-par thru six holes, exchanging bogey-5 at four with birdie-3 at six (Watney) when play was halted (for 6 hours, 22 minutes) due to storms. At that point, they had dipped to T6 and now six back of new-leaders Kisner/Brown. When play resumed, Hoffman circled the par-3 ninth from 24'4" but that was it for him. Watney contributed three more for the good at 10, 12 and 15, all from inside of 14 feet. The duo did not record a par breaker on any of the four par 5s.
Apr 30 - 10:53 PM

Playing alternate shot in the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Charley Hoffman and past champ Nick Watney tacked on a 3-under-par 33-36=69 to post 15-under 201, up three places on the live leaderboard to T2, tying the clubhouse mark of Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. UPDATE: With play completed, Hoffman/Watney are in a two-way T2, four back of 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.

Both are native Californians and Las Vegas residents and their chemistry continued for a third day. Hoffman is having the better season while the 2007 winner Watney is battling on a Major Medical Extension. After opening in 67 (foursomes) and 65 (best ball), the team began in a six-way logjam on 12-under, three back of overnight leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. Hoffman kicked off with birdie-4 at the second while Watney carded their second birdie-4 at the seventh from 11'2". Watney went back-to-back at the par-4 eighth (from 8'10") and Hoffman rammed home a 20'1" par-saver at the ninth to turn 3-under. The duo took turns knocking in par-savers at 12 and 14 from between five and nine feet, before dropping their lone shot at the par-4 15th, Watney missing a par save from 39 inches. Hoffman saved at 16 from 6'2" and walked off with birdie-4 from 5'5".
Apr 29 - 5:31 PM

Playing best ball in round two of the Zurich Classic, Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney styled a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 to position themselves inside the top 10 on 12-under 132.

This team walked off the course with a bang on day one, holing out from off the green for eagle at the par-5 18th. They opened on the back nine today and got right back to work, circling four birdies before making the turn. That included another hole-out highlight at the par-5 18th this time Hoffman turned the trick from 34'1", only for birdie this time. Given this squad's reputation for ball-striking, it's no surprise to see five of their seven parbreakers came on putts from inside seven feet. The most noticale ball-striking highlight came at the par-4 15th when Hoffman stuck his 169-yard approach to just 3 inches for a tap-in bird. With nine career TOUR victories to their name, this team should stick around for the long haul this weekend.
Apr 28 - 1:50 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, defending champ and World No. 49 Charley Hoffman patched together an even-par 36-36=72 in today's second round of the Valero Texas Open to reach halftime on 1-under 143, up four spots on the leaderboard to T51 with play still in progress.

The UNLV alum was 7-under (T2) thru 36 holes last year and three off the pace (66-71). He'll make the cut this week, but is currently seven adrift of the clubhouse lead after rounds of 71-72. The 40-year-old kicked off with a three-birdie two-bogey 71 and circled just two birdies in R2, bookended by bogeys on holes 1 and 18, the former a 3-putt from 45'3". His fairways and greens in regulation numbers improved on Day 2, finding the short grass 10 (of 14) times and landing 12 greens in regulation, but his putting slipped to a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR. The San Diego native circled birdie-4s on holes 8 and 14, and knocked in a 24'2" par-saver from the fringe at 17, but missed four scoring tries from inside of 11 feet and also 3-putted the drivable par-4 fifth (from 50'0") for par. He did salvage par three times with the flat stick from between six and 10 feet, leading to a bit-more respectable -0.543 in SG: Putting.
Apr 21 - 2:19 PM

Charley Hoffman slipped on the coveted black cowboy boots after last year's Valero Texas Open and returns this week for a chance to defend his title at TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course.

Hoffman entered last year's Valero with six straight top 15s at TPC San Antonio, including a T2 in 2011 and T3 in 2013. His love for the layout only grew fonder as he signed for rounds of 66-71-70-69=276 (-12) to beat Patrick Reed by one stroke. His biggest weapon was the flat stick, gaining 5.89 strokes putting by week's end. That kind of magic is nothing new for Hoffman around these parts, as he's gained 2 or more strokes putting in all seven trips to TPC San Antonio. More recently, the UNLV product missed the cut at last week's RBC Heritage. That came fresh on the heels of a draining week at the Masters in which he co-led at the midpoint before fading to T22 by Sunday night. With steady ball-striking and a clear comfort around these greens, Hoffman is a worthy option in all fantasy formats this week.
Apr 18 - 3:06 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 52 Charley Hoffman stalled out to an even-par 34-38=72 in the third round of the 2017 Masters for a three-day total of 4-under 212, down three into a three-way T4, two adrift of co-leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

After opening in 65-75, the 40-year-old co-led with three others, including playing competitor Garcia, who shot 70. Playing out of the final twosome, he looked up to the task early, rolling in a 16-foot par-saver at the first and getting on the board with an up-and-down birdie from a greenside bunker at the par-5 second. The UNLV alum circled the difficult par-3 third from nine feet, gave one back with a 3-putt at the par-3 sixth (from 39 feet), but turned in 2-under after birdieing the ninth (six feet). He added an 8-footer for birdie at the par-5 13th, dropped one with a failed scramble at 14, and then splashed his tee ball to the par-3 16th left and into the water, the only water ball at 16 all day, leading to double bogey-5. Hoffman mustered seven (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 1.78 average putts per hole.
Apr 8 - 7:58 PM

Overnight leader Charley Hoffman backpedaled in round two of the 81st Masters Tournament, recording a 3-over-par 38-37=75 but still managed to keep a spot at the top of the leaderboard on 4-under 140, sharing the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Sergio Garcia.

Hoffman had the round of the year on Thursday, so there was no way he could live up to those lofty expectations today. However, it looked like he might runaway from the field after a 7-footer splashed home for a par at the difficult par-4 first today and then added a tap-in birdie at the par-5 second hole to reach 8-under. That is where the fun stopped for Hoffman who would miss a pair of four footers just before the turn, and ultimately swallow five bogeys in a six hole stretch, beginning at the 6th. The UNLV product would rebound with a tap-in birdie at the par-5 13th but he will certainly he happy to get off the course and regroup. Hoffman found four fewer greens today, but the big difference came with the flat stick, needing six more putts to get the job done today (31 vs 25). If he holds onto this lead by day's end it will be his seventh career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR, going on to finish T6 or better in four of those.
Apr 7 - 3:25 PM

Charley Hoffman ran away from the field in round one of the 81st Masters Tournament, coasting to a 7-under-par 34-31=65 to give himself a four-shot lead after day one.

Hoffman's ball-striking stats don't jump off the page today in any regard. However, he put himself in great position time after time to be aggressive with his putts. He landed 14 greens in regulation and certainly made the most of those chances. Hoffman splashed home seven birdie putts from nine feet or longer in addition to a pair of par-savers from outside 10 feet. That includes an 11-footer at the par-5 13th where he saved par after rinsing his approach shot. The UNLV product walked off the course with birdies on all four of the par 3s today. Hoffman is no stranger to success here at Augusta National. In 2015 he opened with a 5-under 67 to sit T2 after R1 before going on to post a T9. This goes in the book as his sixth career lead/co-lead after Round 1. He hasn't converted any of those early leads into top 5s let alone any wins, but today's round puts him in the driver's seat heading into Friday.
Apr 6 - 6:39 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 71 Charley Hoffman backed up with a 1-over-par 39-34=73 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to conclude on 10-under 278, down one spot into a two-way T2, one shy of champion Marc Leishman, who shot 69.

After kicking off in 68-66, the 40-year-old led by one at the midpoint and chased with 71 to share the lead with Kevin Kisner, who also closed with 73. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, recording 0.578 SG: Tee-to-Green and a -0.467 SG: Putting. The UNLV alum birdied the par-5 fourth (from 3'9") but then ate four bogeys over his next five holes to turn 3-over, dropping to solo 5th and four back of Kisner. He never gave up though, erasing a fifth bogey at the par-3 17th with birdies and 12, 13 and a walk-off 3 at 18 from 12'11" that secured joint second, his sixth runner-up in 317 career starts (312 pro). Hoffman, who drops to 0-for-3 as 54-hole leader/co-leader, nets his second top 10 of the season in 11 events (T4, Genesis) and his best finish since a fourth TOUR title at the 2016 Texas Open. This was his fifth API, second cash (T59/2012).
Mar 19 - 6:52 PM