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August 24, 1978 |
Rapid City, South Dakota
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||179 lb (81 kg; 12.8 st)|
|Residence||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|College||University of New Mexico|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour Canada|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2005, 2013|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Collins was born in Rapid City, South Dakota. He played college golf at the University of New Mexico from 1998–2002, where he played with fellow PGA Tour professional Michael Letzig and won the 2001 Ben Hogan Award.
Collins made a 20-foot par putt at the last hole of 2008 Q-School to win his 2009 PGA Tour card. He later said of it: "I finally have a home to play, and it's on the greatest tour in the world. It's going to take a while to sink in."
After Collins was unable to retain status in the United States, he took his game to PGA Tour Canada, where he won the 2013 Dakota Dunes Casino Open. Collins finished the season 5th on the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit earning a spot on the 2014 Web.com Tour.
PGA Tour Canada wins
- "Wil Collins profile". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "University of New Mexico Men's Golf – 2013–14 Virtual Media Guide". pp. 72–3. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "Season Results". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- Klongerbo, Troy (June 6, 2013). "Wil Collins, South Dakota's Own, Qualifies for U.S. Open at Merion".
- Final Round Thoughts from Q-School
- "PGA Tour Canada profile". Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "Wil Collins wins the PGA Tour Canada Dakota Dunes Open". Global News. July 8, 2013.
- Smith, Mark (September 21, 2013). "Collins rolling along in New Mexico Open". Albuquerque Journal.
- "Collins wins Wells Fargo Nebraska Open at Elks". Columbus Telegram. September 16, 2012.