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Charley Hoffman

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

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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

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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

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