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Chris Riley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/8/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160
College: UNLV

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Chris Riley has gained entry into this week's Barbasol Championship.
Riley was sixth alternate when the field was released, and then easily slid in following 11 withdrawals. This will be his first start of the season. He went 0-for-2 last season. Riley is only 41 years of age, but he made it clear not long ago that his days of chasing the little, white ball in earnest are over. Long-time fans in Opelika, Alabama, will appreciate his commitment, nonetheless. Jul 13 - 10:22 PM

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Chris Riley returns to the Barracuda Championship for his second start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season.

Riley picked up his only PGA TOUR win in this event, then the Reno-Tahoe Open, back in 2002. Since that breakthrough, he's made the cut in six out of his seven tries at Montrêux G&CC. This is now the only tournament on the PGA TOUR that utilizes the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 09:31:00 PM

Chris Riley crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 35-30=65 in today's open qualifier for the Farmers Insurance Open at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, Calif., good for a share of medalist honors.

Riley opened with a birdie on the par-5 10th hole and converted six more the rest of the way, five of which on his inward nine. Fellow PGA TOUR winner Chris Smith spun the same respective nines and also went bogey-free, but his walk featured five birdies before an eagle-3 at the eighth hole. Both golfers were mainstays at Torrey Pines when they were fully exempt, but Riley owns the better record thanks to three top 10s including a playoff loss in 2004. Former PGA TOUR member Will Strickler shot 6-under 32-34=66 with one eagle and six birdies against two bogeys to share third place with Riley Wheeldon (34-32=66; 1 eagle, 5 birdies, 1 bogey) and secure the other two berths into the tournament proper. The field at the FIO is now complete at 156.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Chris Riley spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

This is just his second start of the year (MC, Pebble Beach), but he was in peak form at Annandale, hitting 14 greens and picking off five birdies. He signed his card sitting four strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:47:00 AM

Chris Riley has been added to the published field of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Riley was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when five other withdrews today. Demoted to the Past Champions category for 2013, don't expect to see much of him until the field grow deeper in mid-spring. His odds of sticking for Sunday at Pebble Beach are similiarly low as he's missed seven of his last 10 cuts in the event.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 09:09:00 PM

Chris Riley has been added to the published field of this week's Open.

Riley started the week as fourth alternate. He gained entry when Tim Clark withdrew and third alternate Rich Beem opted to remain committed to the Portugal Masters on the European Tour. Riley is 8-for-11 this season with one top 25, and sits 191st on the money list. He's cashed in both previous visits to CordeValle, including a T18 in 2010.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 11:03:00 AM

Chris Riley is in the field for the John Deere Classic.

Riley will try and convert his eighth event of the season into his fifth payday. His best finish is a T33 at the Farmers Insuracne Open. He has seen the weekend in his last two starts leading up to his trip to TPC Deere Run. He last played this event in 2011 and missed the cut.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Chris Riley has been added to the published field of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Riley was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when John Mallinger withdrew today. Riley is 3-for-6 on Past Champion status this year. He's yet to log a top 30. He's 5-for-7 at TPC Southwind with one top 25 (T20, 2003).
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 12:40:00 PM

Chris Riley carded a final-round 3-under-par 32-35=67 to finish the HP Byron Nelson Championship at 1-over 281.

In his final round, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 GIR in what was a solid ball-striking effort. He circled five birdies that were offset by two bogeys. You may remember that he entered the week as the fourth alternate, so making the cut and having a nice final round adds up to a good week for the former Ryder Cup player.
Sun, May 20, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Chris Riley has been added to the published field of this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Riley started the week as the fourth alternate. He gained entry when Neal Lancaster withdrew today. Riley is 2-for-5 on the PGA TOUR this year, but his notable result was a co-runner-up at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open on the Nationwide Tour in late March. He's cashed in six of his eight trips to TPC Four Seasons Resort and logged three top 25s.
Tue, May 15, 2012 10:12:00 AM

Chris Riley will tee it up in the Valero Texas Open for the fourth year in a row, and his fifth start on TOUR in 2012.

Of those Valero starts, a T66 in the 2011 edition is his best finish. A T33 at the Farmers and a T49 at Mayakoba are all Riley has to show for his season to date. He ranks 27th in GIR and second in Strokes Gained-Putting, but finds plenty of trouble off the tee and he comes in at 182nd in total driving.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 10:10:00 PM

Chris Riley has gained entry into this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Riley was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He cracked the field of 156 due to four withdrawals early this week. In his only previous start this year, he shared 33rd place at the Farmers. He's cashed in four of his 10 trips to Pebble Beach and hasn't posted a top 20. Riley is on Past Champion status this year.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 12:43:00 PM

Chris Riley posted a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Reno-Tahoe Open, finishing one back of the clubhouse lead.

The UNLV product claimed his only PGA TOUR victory here in 2002. He has just one top 25 this season, and that occurred at the Sony Open in mid-January; however, if he dissects Montreux over his final three rounds as well as he did today, he'll be in tremendous position for his second title. Riley hit 13 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens today. It paved the way for seven birdies, which co-led the field at the time he signed his card.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 03:50:00 PM

Chris Riley is 5-under-par 69-66=135 through two rounds of the AT&T National, good for the outright clubhouse lead.

Since a season-opening top 10 at the Sony Open, Riley has failed to post a top 25 in 14 starts. He's usually good for a couple of red-hot weeks with his putter, but it hasn't materialized. Until now. He's hit 22 greens in regulation and taken 51 putts, circling nine birdies through two loops of Aronimink. Four of today's five birdies found the cup from beyond 10 feet, including rolls of 21'5", 19'3" and 23'4" at the 10th, 12th and 17th holes, respectively. He also saved par from 13'8" at the third hole.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 12:32:00 PM

Eighteen-hole co-leader Chris Riley followed his opening 66 with a 3-over-par 37-38=75 in the second round of the Memorial, finishing three strokes back of the clubhouse lead at 3-under 141.

Riley hit one fewer green today (13) and took eight more putts (33), incurring seven bogeys along the way. This is his eighth consecutive start during which he's failed to break 71 in the second round.
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 05:05:00 PM