Hunter Myles Mahan (born May 17, 1982) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He is a winner of two World Golf Championship events, the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Amateur career 
Mahan was born in Orange, California. He had a successful amateur career, winning the 1999 5A Texas State High School Golf Championship while attending McKinney High School and the 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur. After high school, Mahan enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he was named Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year. Mahan only played one year at USC before he transferred to Oklahoma State University, where he was a two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All American. Mahan was the runner-up at the U.S. Amateur in 2002, in which he was defeated by Ricky Barnes 2 & 1. He won the Haskins Award in 2003 for outstanding collegiate golfer.
Professional career 
Mahan turned professional in 2003 and made it through qualifying school to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2004 season. His first PGA Tour victory, which came at the 2007 Travelers Championship, lifted Mahan into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In August 2007 Mahan entered the top 50 and by March 2008 he had reached the top 30. His performances in 2007 saw U.S. Presidents Cup captain Jack Nicklaus choose Mahan as one of two captain's picks for the U.S. team. On February 28, 2010, Mahan won his second PGA Tour event, beating Rickie Fowler by one stroke at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. On August 8, 2010, Mahan won his third PGA Tour title at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He beat Ryan Palmer by 2 strokes. Mahan won his second WGC tournament in February 2012 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He defeated Rory McIlroy, 2 and 1, in the final. Mahan recorded his fifth career PGA Tour victory in April at the Shell Houston Open and moved to fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking, making him the highest-ranked American for the first time. In defense of his title he won in 2012, Mahan reached the final of the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship but was beaten 2&1 by Matt Kuchar.
Mahan is currently one of four golfers in the PGA Tour exclusive boy band "Golf Boys" (the other three golfers are Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane and Bubba Watson). The Golf Boys currently have a popular YouTube video for the song "Oh Oh Oh". Farmers Insurance will donate $1,000 for every 100,000 views of the video. The charitable proceeds will support both Farmers and Ben Crane charitable initiatives. Mahan married Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and Dallas Mavericks dancer Kandi Harris in 2011.
Amateur wins (2) 
Professional wins (8) 
PGA Tour wins (5) 
|World Golf Championships (2)
|Other PGA Tour (3)
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
Other wins (3) 
Results in major championships 
|The Open Championship
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Starts – 29
- Wins – 0
- 2nd place finishes – 0
- 3rd place finishes – 0
- Top 3 finishes – 0
- Top 5 finishes – 0
- Top 10 finishes – 4
- Top 25 finishes – 11
- Missed cuts – 12
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2
World Golf Championships 
Wins (2) 
Results timeline 
- DNP = Did not play
- QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
- "T" = tied
- Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
- Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
U.S. national team appearances 
See also 
- ^ "Week 25 - Hunter Mahan breaks into world top 100 with playoff win in the Travelers Championship". Official World Golf Ranking. June 25, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- ^ "Mahan Uses Late Surge to Win Phoenix Open". New York Times. February 28, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- ^ "Hunter Mahan wins Bridgestone Invitational victory". BBC Sport. August 8, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
- ^ DiMeglio, Steve (February 6, 2012). "Mahan denies McIlroy in Match Play final". USA Today. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- ^ Duncan, Chris (April 1, 2012). "Hunter Mahan wins Houston Open". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- ^ "Golf Boys - Oh Oh Oh (Official Video)". June 13, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
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