Chris Riley (golfer)
Riley at the 2007 KLM Open
|Full name||Chris J. Riley|
December 8, 1973 |
San Diego, California
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|College||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T23: 2003|
|U.S. Open||T48: 2004|
|The Open Championship||T22: 2002|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 2002|
Chris J. Riley (born December 8, 1973) is an American professional golfer.
Riley was born in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he became the first four-year All-American in any sport. In 1995 he played for the United States in the Walker Cup.
Riley turned professional in 1996 and spent time on the Nationwide Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 and made the top thirty on the money list in 2002 and 2003. His sole PGA Tour victory came at the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open. He was a member of the losing 2004 United States Ryder Cup team and also played on a winning American team in that year's Tommy Bahama Challenge, which is an international match for pros aged 30 and under.
After his Ryder Cup appearance, Riley finished outside of the top 125 on the money list in both 2005 and 2006. Riley last played a full PGA Tour season in 2010 and competes occasionally through Monday qualifying and past champion status. In 2007 he won the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby on the Nationwide Tour located in Byron, Minnesota.
He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Aug 25, 2002||Reno-Tahoe Open||−17 (71-66-67-67=271)||Playoff||Jonathan Kaye|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2002||Reno-Tahoe Open||Jonathan Kaye||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2004||Buick Invitational||John Daly, Luke Donald||Daly won with birdie on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||T22||CUT||CUT||T67||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2004 PGA – 2006 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
U.S. national team appearances
- 1998 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- "PGA Tour profile". Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Chris Riley introduced as Head Coach for Men's Golf". USD Toreros. June 23, 2017.