Charley Hoffman

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Charley Hoffman
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Charley Lindley Hoffman
Born (1976-12-27) December 27, 1976 (age 39)
San Diego, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada[1]
Spouse Stacy Vasil (m.2009)
Children Claire, Katelyn
College UNLV
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4 Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T9: 2015
U.S. Open T37: 2016
The Open Championship T35: 2007
PGA Championship T40: 2013

Charley Lindley Hoffman (born December 27, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Early years and amateur career[edit]

Born in San Diego, California, Hoffman won the California state high school championship in 1994 and 1995, becoming the first two-time winner. He qualified three times for the Buick Invitational as an amateur.

In college, Hoffman was a member of the 1998 NCAA championship team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was an honorable mention All-American in the same year. While at UNLV, his team-mates included Chris Riley, Chad Campbell, Bill Lunde, and Adam Scott. He graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in communications and turned pro.

Professional career[edit]

2000–05: Nationwide Tour[edit]

Hoffman struggled in his first year on the Tour in 2000, only making four of 19 cuts. He had a better year in 2001, making 12 of 23 cuts including a top-10 finish. He only played in three events on tour in 2002, making one cut. He also played in three events on the European Tour where he finished tied for 5th at the Madeira Island Open and tied for 12th at the Qatar Masters.

Hoffman did not play on the renamed Nationwide Tour in 2003 but returned in 2004 and won his first professional event at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic. In 2004, Hoffman made 13 of 15 cuts and recorded two top-10 finishes and 10 top-25 finishes. Hoffman's breakthrough year on tour was 2005, making 18 of 26 cuts while recording a runner up finish, 8 top-10s and 12 top-25s. He earned $212,322 on the year and finished 19th on the money list, earning him his PGA Tour card for 2006. Hoffman also won the 2005 Straight Down Fall Classic with Ed Cuff, Jr.

2006–09: Early PGA Tour career and first win[edit]

Hoffman made 21 of 29 cuts and recorded five top-10s and 10 top-25s. He finished tied for 46th at the 2006 U.S. Open, his first major. His best finish came at the Open where he finished tied for fifth. Hoffmann earned $1,115,193 and finished 82nd on the money list.

Hoffman won his first event of the 2007 season at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in January. This victory lifted Hoffman into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.[2] Hoffman won his first PGA tour event by defeating John Rollins after he birdied the first hole in a playoff. The rest of 2007 was mediocre for Hoffman though, on the year he made 18 of 30 cuts and recorded two top-10s and 7 top-25s. He earned $1,689,366 and finished 50th on the money list and the FedEx Cup standings. He finished tied for 35th in his first Open Championship and was cut from his first PGA Championship. He also finished tied for 7th at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe on the European Tour.

Hoffman made 19 of 29 cuts in 2008 and recorded three top-10 finishes and 6 top-25 finishes. His best finish came at the Shell Houston Open where he finished tied for 6th. He had his least successful year on tour, earning $945,702 and finishing 110th on the money list.

The following year, Hoffman almost picked up his second win on Tour at the FBR Open in 2009 but he lost in a playoff to Kenny Perry. Hoffman recorded four top-10s and 11 top-25s in the 2009 season and finished a career high 41st on the money list.


Hoffman won his second PGA Tour event at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.[3] This victory helped Hoffman to finish 25th on the money list, the first time he finished inside the top 30.

Hoffman came close to his third PGA Tour win at the Valero Texas Open finishing tied for 2nd with Kevin Chappell behind tour rookie Brendan Steele.

Hoffman best finish was T2 at the Travelers Championship, one stroke behind Marc Leishman.

Hoffman's best 2013 finish was a T3 at the Valero Texas Open.


Hoffman captured his third career PGA Tour win on November 16, 2014 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.[4] He shot rounds of 66-68-67-66 for a 17-under one-shot victory over Shawn Stefani and earned $1.098 million. In January 2015 he was runner-up at the Humana Challenge. In the spring, he finished ninth at the Masters Tournament. In May he finished tenth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and was runner-up at the AT&T Byron Nelson, and in July he finished seventh at the RBC Canadian Open.

Hoffman won the Valero Texas Open in April 2016, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the final round.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

FedEx Cup playoff event (1)
Other PGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Jan 21, 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 66-70-68-68-71=343 −17 Playoff United States John Rollins
2 Sep 6, 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship 64-67-69-62=262 −22 5 strokes Australia Jason Day, England Luke Donald,
Australia Geoff Ogilvy
3 Nov 16, 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba 66-68-67-66=267 −17 1 stroke United States Shawn Stefani
4 Apr 24, 2016 Valero Texas Open 66-71-70-69=276 −12 1 stroke United States Patrick Reed

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic United States John Rollins Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2009 FBR Open United States Kenny Perry Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 17, 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic −6 (72-67-71-71=282) Playoff United States Jeff Gove, South Africa Craig Lile

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 DNP DNP DNP T9 T29
The Open Championship DNP T35 DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP T67 CUT 77

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 22 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008
Cadillac Championship T61 DNP
Dell Match Play DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational T22 DNP
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cadillac Championship T13 DNP T24 DNP DNP DNP T38 T17
Dell Match Play DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP T17 T38
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP T37 DNP DNP DNP T31 T33

The HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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