Len Mattiace

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Len Mattiace
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Leonard Earl Mattiace
Nickname Len
Born (1967-10-15) October 15, 1967 (age 47)
Mineola, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jacksonville, Florida
Spouse Kristen
Children Gracee, Noelle
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1990
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 2nd: 2003
U.S. Open T24: 1997
The Open Championship T30: 1999
PGA Championship T48: 2002

Leonard Earl "Len" Mattiace (born October 15, 1967) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour.

Mattiace was born in Mineola, New York. He attended Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a degree in Sociology. While at Wake Forest, he played on the team that won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship in 1986. He turned pro later in 1990.

Mattiace first gained notoriety when he surged into contention in the final round of the 1998 Players Championship. Trailing by one shot going into the par-3 17th hole, he hit his tee shot into the water, his third shot into a bunker, and his fourth shot into the water. He ended up with a quintuple-bogey 8 on the hole and finished in a tie for fifth, four strokes behind the eventual winner Justin Leonard.

Mattiace's career year was 2002, when he earned wins at the Nissan Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic. In 2003, he contended for the The Masters Trophy by shooting a 65 in the final round which put him into a playoff with Mike Weir. On that first playoff hole, Mattiace found himself stymied by trees when his approach drifted offline. Weir needed only a bogey to secure the victory and Mattiace finished second, earning $648,000 in prize money. Shortly after the 2003 season, Mattiace's career was threatened by a skiing accident and torn ACLs in both knees.

Mattiace has been ranked in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings, but has not been fully exempt on the PGA Tour since 2005. Mattiace splits his time between the PGA Tour (where he relies on past champion status for entries) and Web.com Tour. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 17, 2002 Nissan Open -15 (69-65-67-68=269) 1 stroke United States Brad Faxon, South Africa Rory Sabbatini, United States Scott McCarron
2 Jun 30, 2002 FedEx St. Jude Classic -18 (69-68-65-64=266) 1 stroke United States Tim Petrovic

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 Buick Challenge United States Michael Bradley, United States Fred Funk, United States Davis Love III, United States John Maginnes Bradley won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2003 Masters Tournament Canada Mike Weir Lost to bogey on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T24 DNP T42
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T30
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP 2 CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T68 T57 DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP T69 T65 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT T48 T51 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 2 16 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2002 U.S. Open – 2003 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

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