D. J. Trahan

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D. J. Trahan
Personal information
Full name Donald Roland Trahan, Jr.
Nickname D.J.
Born (1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 36)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
College Clemson University
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T44: 2009
U.S. Open T4: 2008
The Open Championship CUT: 2009
PGA Championship T31: 2008
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Award 2002

Donald Roland "D.J." Trahan, Jr. (born December 18, 1980) is an American professional golfer.

Early life[edit]

D. J. Trahan (right) and his father Don Trahan (left)

Trahan was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Don Trahan. Shortly after being born his parents moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where he spent his younger years playing at Harbour Town Golf Links and where he attended Hilton Head Island High School. He then moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina where he attended and graduated from Paul M. Dorman High School, playing both golf and baseball. He attended Clemson University. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2000 and represented the United States in the 2001 Walker Cup and the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy.

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional in 2003, Trahan spent 2004 on the Nationwide Tour winning the final full-field event of that season at the Miccosukee Championship. He was a PGA Tour rookie in 2005 and won his first PGA Tour title at the 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic which was an alternate event to the WGC-American Express Championship. He won his second event at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic by three strokes over Justin Leonard on January 20, 2008. He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Amateur wins (11)[edit]

Collegiate wins (5)[edit]

  • 2000 Las Vegas Intercollegiate
  • 2001 Carpet Classic, Jerry Pate Invitational
  • 2002 NCAA East Regional
  • 2003 Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate

Collegiate Honors[edit]

  • All-ACC: 1st Team (2000–2003)
  • ACC Freshman of the Year: 2000
  • ACC Player of the Year: 2002
  • All-American: 2000 (Honorable Mention, 1st Team Freshman), 2001 (Honorable Mention), 2002 (1st Team), 2003 (1st Team)
  • Ben Hogan Award: 2002
  • Jack Nicklaus Award: 2002
  • ACC 50-Year Anniversary Golf Team: 2002 (only active collegiate golfer named to the list)
  • Carolinas Golf Association Player of the Year: 2000-2002

During Trahan's collegiate career, Clemson won two ACC titles (2000, 2003), three NCAA East Region titles (2000, 2002, 2003), and the 2003 NCAA Division I Championship. The 2001 team was national runner-up and the 2002 team came in third place at nationals.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 1, 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic −13 (65-68-71-71-275) Playoff United States Joe Durant
2 Jan 20, 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic −26 (67-64-68-70-65=334) 3 strokes United States Justin Leonard

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic United States Joe Durant Won with birdie on third extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T44
U.S. Open CUT T4 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT T31 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship 67 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]

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