Matt Bettencourt

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Matt Bettencourt
Personal information
Born (1975-04-12) April 12, 1975 (age 42)
Alameda, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Nationality  United States
Residence Duncan, South Carolina
Career
College Modesto Junior College
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T10: 2009
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2010
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner
2008

Matt Bettencourt (born April 12, 1975) is an American professional golfer.

Born in Alameda, California, Bettencourt turned professional in 2001 after attending Modesto Junior College.

In 2008, Bettencourt won twice on the Nationwide Tour, at the Oregon Classic in September and a month and a half later at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch. The second win took him from 12th to 1st in the money list, therefore earning him his 2009 PGA Tour card. He finished 111th on the PGA Tour money list in 2009 to retain his card for 2010. In 2010, he gained his first PGA Tour win at the Reno-Tahoe Open, one shot ahead of Bob Heintz after Heintz missed a 3.5 feet (1.1 m) birdie putt on the 72nd hole. This win ensures PGA Tour exemption for Bettencourt until the end of the 2012 season in a tough season that saw Bettencourt make 14 cuts in 32 appearances.

Bettencourt split time in 2013 between the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour. He finished 16th on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. In 2014, he made only 4 cuts in 14 events and finished 211th on the FedEx Cup points list, therefore he lost his PGA Tour card and also missed the Web.com Tour Finals. The finish demoted Bettencourt to the past champions category for the 2014-15 season and forced him to Web.com Tour Qualifying School.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Jul 18, 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open –11 (66-68-75-68=277) 1 stroke United States Bob Heintz 540,000

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Sep 21, 2008 Oregon Classic –19 (65-70-65-69=269) 2 strokes United States Bubba Dickerson 90,000
2 Nov 9, 2008 Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch –17 (68-67-63-69=267) 1 stroke United States Jeff Klauk 180,000

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T10 T70 DNP CUT T53
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2009 U.S. Open – 2010 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

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