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Charley Hoffman

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

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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

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Overnight leader and World No. 71 Charley Hoffman rallied to a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a three-day tally of 11-under 205, sharing the 54-hole lead with Kevin Kisner, who shot 68.

After beginning in 68-66, the 40-year-old held a 1-shot lead over playing competitor Emiliano Grillo, who shot 78 today. It was his sixth 36-hole lead/co-lead in 317 career starts (312 pro), where so far he's 0-for-5. Before this week, the UNLV alum's most recent example was as co-leader at the 2016 RBC Heritage (68-68), eventually finishing T14 with 71-75. He struggled out of the gate on a beautiful day at Bay Hill, missing his first three greens in regulation and squaring back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 1 and 2. The San Diego native would level the card with birdie-4s at 4 and 12 but dropped consecutive shots at 14 and 15, the former a 3-putt from 32'1". He would finish in style though, connecting a 3-birdie train on 16-18, including a 12-footer for birdie-2 at 17 and a 70'10" bomb from the fringe at the par-4 18th (using the flat stick). Hoffman is chasing his fifth TOUR title, first since the 2016 Texas Open where he came from two back with 3-under 69 to win by one.
Mar 18 - 6:34 PM

Charley Hoffman blitzed Bay Hill Club and Lodge with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, reaching 10-under 134 on the week to stake his claim as the clubhouse leader.

Hoffman missed just two (of 14) fairways while navigating Bay Hill Club and Lodge today. Translated to strokes gained, he gained 1.624 strokes off-the-tee. From there he peppered 13 greens in regulation, and let his flat stick do the rest of the work. Notable putts include a 37'4" birdie at the par-4 fifth as well as a 32'7" birdie bomb at the par-4 13th. Hoffman arrived with two missed cuts over his last three starts, but sandwiched a T4 in between at the Genesis Open. Playing his 12th round at the API, this goes in the books as his new personal best, which was previously set yesterday when he fired a 4-under 68. If Hoffman can hold onto the lead by day's end, it will be his sixth career lead after 36 holes. He's converted the previous five into three finishes inside the top six but also slipped to T14 and T33 in two of those events. This is also the low lap of the week so far, eclipsing the pair of 67s fired in round one by Matthew Fitzpatrick and Emiliano Grillo.
Mar 17 - 1:35 PM

Charley Hoffman bombarded Bay Hill Club and Lodge with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, positioning himself in a share of third place after day one.

Hoffman arrived with rounds of 75 or worse in six of his 10 rounds at Bay Hill. He pushed that poor history aside to gain 3.065 strokes approaching-the-green today. From there, he sank four putts from the 7-to-11 foot range. The most impressive birdie may have come at the par-4 18th, a hole that only 15 others birdied on the day. This round will go in the books as a new career low at Bay Hill for Hoffman, previously posting a 3-under 69 in R1 last year before a 7-over 79 led to a missed cut.
Mar 16 - 6:57 PM

World No. 74 Charley Hoffman authored a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Genesis Open to reach 11-under 273, up four spots to T5 with play still in progress.

This was the 40-year-old's 11th appearance, second top 25, but first top 10, brushing aside a previous-best T12 in 2014. After kicking off in 68-68-70, he began the final round in a five-way T9 on 7-under, 10 adrift of 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson. The San Diego native squared a lone bogey-5 at 5 but erased it with three birdies at 3, 11 and 12, and an eagle at the par-5 first from 4'9". For the week, he was No. 1 in eagles (with four) and T70 (tied last) with just eight birdies, but only had five bogeys, which is currently T2. This was his ninth start of the season and third top 25, but first top 10. It's also Hoffman's first top 10 since he won the 2016 Valero Texas Open 43 weeks ago.
Feb 19 - 7:58 PM

World No. 66 Charley Hoffman contests his fourth SBS Tournament of Champions via his win at the Valero Texas Open last April, where he came from two back with a closing 69 and birdied the 72nd hole to win by one.

The newly minted 40-year-old (Dec. 27th) enters the week with three straight missed cuts to begin 2016-17, most recently at the OHL Classic where he was a past champion. Since posting a T13 at The Barclays in August, his last five starts read: MC-T52-MC-MC-MC. Last season began with three straight MCs as well but the UNLV alum eventually carved out eight top 25s in 26 events, but the VTO win was his only top 10. All four of Hoffman's wins on TOUR have been in come-from-behind fashion. His scoring average in 12 loops of The Plantation Course at Kapalua (par 73) is 70.92 with a T14 on last visit in 2015 his best finish.
Jan 4 - 7:37 AM

Past champion Charley Hoffman looks to rebound from a pair of missed cuts as he turns his focus to this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Hoffman is 0-for-2 to start the season, including a missed cut at his home event, the Shriners. Luckily he now heads to a course where he's previously won. During the 2015 edition he rattled off four rounds between 66-and-68 to finish the week with a one-stroke victory. The path to victory that week came on holes 4 thru 6 as he played them 9-under for the week. His final tally was 17-under 267 so those three holes accounted for more than half of his damage. While many gamers may be hesitant to re-invest, this might be the week to do so.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Due to inclement weather today and in the upcoming forecast, tournament officials announced split tee times for round two of the BMW Championship. Fighting through that weather, Charley Hoffman opened his week with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 to rebound nicely from last week's missed cut.

Hoffman missed the cut last week at TPC Boston, a venue where he was a past winner and also posted a solo third in 2015. The 39-year-old hopped right back on the train today, despite not having his best stuff with the flat stick. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted an impressive 15 greens in regulation. From there he rolled in just two putts from outside three feet and also missed a 4'4" par-saving attempt at the par-3 sixth hole. It's good to see Hoffman find his tee-to-green game today, but he'll need to dial in the putter if he wants to hang around near the top as the week progresses. On the day, he lost 1.858 strokes putting.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Past champ Charley Hoffman labored to a 5-over-par 37-39=76 in today's first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Playing his 33rd lap at TPC Boston (in the FedExCup era), this is the third time the 2010 winner has posted a career-worst 76 at the track. He was the 36-hole leader last year and ate 76 in the third round, before rebounding with a closing 67 for solo third. As would be expected, the UNLV alum's stats suffered today, most notably a -3.303 SG: Around-the-Green. He was 7-over thru 13 holes following a run of bogey-double-triple on holes 11-13, but collected himself enough to birdie the 14th (from 33'11"), and a walk-off 4 at the par-5 18th after stiffing his approach from 109 yards away to 18 inches.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Charley Hoffman crafted a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of The Barclays to wrap his 10th appearance in the FedExCup Playoff opener at 3-under 281.

The 39-year-old is one (of 16) players to qualify for the Playoffs in each year since their inception in 2007. He opened with 71-69 and rebounded from a 74 in R3 with today's four-birdie effort, bumping 26 places to T17 with play still in progress. The UNLV alum striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, posting positive numbers in all strokes gained stats, highlighted by a 2.674 in SG: Tee-to-Green. He circled three birdies the conventional way, each from inside of five feet, adding a 19-footer from the fringe at the par-4 fifth. Hoffman kept the card clean with four par-savers from between six and 16 feet. He's projecting to climb seven places to 26th in the FEC standings.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Prior to the start of round one, Charley Hoffman has withdrawn from this week's RBC Canadian Open with an illness, he will be replaced by Miguel Angel Carballo. UPDATE: Hoffman returned to action on July 28th at the PGA Championship and missed the cut by three on 5-over-par 75-70=145.

With no injury cited and just an illness, we should expect Hoffman to return at full strength for next week's PGA Championship. This 11th-hour news is always tough to swallow, but dedicated gamers may be able to swap before their lineups lock. Miguel Angel Carballo will be making his third appearance at the Canadian Open but first at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:08:00 AM

Charley Hoffman kicked off his week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 to sit four off the current pace set by William McGirt.

Making his fourth appearance at Firestone Country Club, Hoffman split eight (of 14) fairways en route to nine GIR. He walked off the course gaining 3.811 strokes over the field average and nearly half of those (1.787) came via the flat stick. The UNLV product rolled in four putts from outside nine feet. Most notable was a 23'6" birdie bomb at the par-3 seventh hole. His lone bogey of the day came at the par-4 ninth hole where an errant tee shot forced him to pitch back into the fairway before attacking the green. Hoffman sits at T6 on the live leaderboard, putting him on early pace to eclipse his career best at Firestone CC (T22/2007).
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Charley Hoffman smoothed a 6-under-par 34-30=64 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 11-under 269, up 38 spots on the live leaderboard to T8.

Part of a trio of runners-up last year in his ninth appearance, the 39-year-old hung around enough this week to toss-up a closing-64, matching a personal best at the Nelson (2015/R3) in his 34th career lap. He found half (of 14) fairways for a third straight round but improved to 14 greens in regulation and carded six conventional birdies for 1.500 putts per GIR. Hoffman squared two, including a 3-putt at the par-4 third, but erased them with his final par breaker, a hole-out eagle-3 at the 16th from 30'5" away.
Sun, May 22, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Charley Hoffman ended his week at the Zurich Classic with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to close out the tournament at 10-under 206.

Last week's winner in San Antonio got right back on the horse this week, and could have found himself right in the mix had he received a few good bounces. His final round got started with back-to-back birdies but a water ball off the tee on the par-4 fourth hole slowed the momentum. With preferred lies in use due to soggy conditions, Hoffman had no issues attacking the pins and his flat stick cooperated, as well. His third round included seven putts made from outside eight feet. With the course playing easy today, this 10-under stands no chance but gamers should be very pleased with this effort from Hoffman as he shows no signs of slowing down after his fourth career victory.
Mon, May 2, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Last week's Valero Texas Open winner Charley Hoffman kept his momentum rolling with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during the first round of this week's Zurich Classic.

It wouldn't have been surprising to see a bit of a letdown after he got the fourth-round monkey off his back last week. Hoffman was having none of that, though, circling five birdies on the front nine alone, dropping just one shot along the way after a missed 4-footer on the par-4 sixth hole. That wasn't even his shortest missed putt on the round as he missed a 2'11" birdie attempt on the par-4 16th hole. Gamers worried about a letdown should rest easy after round one and Hoffman should be very pleased about this opening 5-under considering the two-pack of short putts he missed.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 12:50:00 PM