Ben Martin (golfer)

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Ben Martin
Personal information
Born (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 29)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Greenville, South Carolina
Career
College Clemson University
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2010, 2015
U.S. Open T64: 2015
The Open Championship T26: 2014
PGA Championship CUT: 2014, 2015

Ben Martin (born August 26, 1987) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour.

Professional career[edit]

As an amateur, Martin played in three major championships and was the runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Amateur. Having turned professional in 2010, he won in his second professional event,[1] and finished runner-up at qualifying school for the PGA Tour at the end of the year.

In 2011 on the PGA Tour, Martin made the cut in 12 of 25 events and failed to earn enough money to retain his card for 2012. He played on the Web.com Tour in 2012 and 2013, picking up his first tour win at the 2013 United Leasing Championship. He finished second on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. On October 19, 2014, Martin played the last four holes in 4-under-par, including a 46-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to earn his first career PGA Tour win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by two strokes over Kevin Streelman.[2]

In 2014, Martin's second full season the PGA Tour, he finished 76th in the final FedEx Cup standings. He had three top-10 finishes on the season, including a solo third at the Puerto Rico Open and a tie for third at the RBC Heritage and the Quicken Loans National.

Martin's 2015 campaign got off to a quick start with a victory in his second event of the season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, his first of his career. He then added top-10s at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 19, 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −20 (68-66-62-68=264) 2 strokes United States Kevin Streelman

Web.com Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 30, 2013 United Leasing Championship −11 (69-72-68-67=277) Playoff United States Joe Affrunti, Australia Ashley Hall,
United States Billy Hurley III
2 Aug 4, 2013 Mylan Classic −17 (66-67-67-67=267) 5 strokes United States Kelly Kraft

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T64
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T26 T74
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Martin wins eGolf Tour Forest Oaks Classic 2010 at Forest Oaks Country Club". July 26, 2010. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Martin gets first PGA win in 56 starts". ESPN. Associated Press. October 19, 2014. 

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