Troy Matteson


Troy Jason Matteson born November 8, 1979 is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour

Contents

  • 1 Amateur career
  • 2 Professional career
    • 21 Nationwide Tour
    • 22 PGA Tour
  • 3 Swing style
  • 4 Professional wins 4
    • 41 PGA Tour wins 2
    • 42 Nationwide Tour wins 2
  • 5 Results in major championships
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Amateur careeredit

Matteson was born in Rockledge, Florida He played college golf at Georgia Tech1 and won the NCAA Individual Championship in 20022

Professional careeredit

Nationwide Touredit

Matteson joined the Nationwide Tour in 20043 He set the record for the most money won in one season on the Nationwide Tour during the 2005 season, picking up $495,009 while recording victories at the Virginia Beach Open and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic2 This earned him a promotion to the PGA Tour for 20063 His record was eclipsed in 2009 by Michael Sim

PGA Touredit

Matteson picked up his first win on the PGA Tour at the Fryscom Open on October 15, 2006 He struggled during most of 2006 but finished in the top-10 in his last five events en route to a career best 36th-place finish on the money list

Matteson continued to be consistent in 2007 and 2008, finishing 73rd and 89th on the money list respectively He finished in a tie for second at the 2008 PODS Championship

In 2009 at the Fryscom Open not the same Fryscom Open that Matteson won in 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Matteson set a 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record Matteson shot 61-61 on Friday and Saturday for a total of 122 strokes4 This feat beat the record of 123 set earlier in the season by Steve Stricker at the Bob Hope Classic He went on to win the tournament in a three-man playoff over Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark5 He went on to finish 56th on the money list

In 2010, Matteson finished 128th on the money list, which would normally mean a conditional Tour card and a trip to qualifying school However, his win in 2009 earned him a two-year exemption until the end of 2011 Matteson almost picked up his third PGA Tour victory in March 2011 at the Puerto Rico Open but lost to Michael Bradley in a playoff He would go on to finish 94th on the money list

In July 2012, Matteson finished second at the John Deere Classic after losing out in a playoff to Zach Johnson The pair were tied at 20 under par after regulation play and at the first extra hole both players made double bogey after finding the water hazard with their second shots into the 18th Johnson won the playoff with a birdie on the second extra hole when he tapped in from less than a foot after a superb approach, while Matteson could not hole his 43-footer to extend the playoff However Matteson secure a place in The Open Championship for the first time in his career by finishing as the highest non-qualifier at the event6

In 2013, he made only 10 cuts in 24 events He played in the Webcom Tour Finals and finished 17th to retain his PGA Tour card for 2014

Swing styleedit

Matteson tends to hit a long and high push-draw His swing fits the model known as stack and tilt and he is coached by its creators, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer37 He performs a clear spine tilt to the left on back swing and places his body weight favoring the left foot throughout the whole swing

Professional wins 4edit

PGA Tour wins 2edit

No Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 15, 2006 Fryscom Open –22 67-65-64-69=265 1 stroke Daniel Chopra, Ben Crane
2 Oct 25, 2009 Fryscom Open –18 72-61-61-68=262 Playoff Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark

PGA Tour playoff record 1–2

No Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2009 Fryscom Open Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2011 Puerto Rico Open Michael Bradley Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2012 John Deere Classic Zach Johnson Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins 2edit

No Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Apr 24, 2005 Virginia Beach Open –13 69-65-73-68=275 2 strokes Chris Couch
2 Sep 18, 2005 Mark Christopher Charity Classic –13 67-70-67-67=271 2 strokes Matthew Goggin, Spike McRoy, Johnson Wagner

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
US Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T39
PGA Championship T66 DNP DNP T28 DNP DNP

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

See alsoedit

  • 2005 Nationwide Tour graduates
  • 2013 Webcom Tour Finals graduates

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site" Retrieved March 5, 2011 
  2. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site" Retrieved March 5, 2011 
  3. ^ a b c "About Troy - What you should know" Official Website of PGA Golfer Troy Matteson Retrieved July 30, 2010 
  4. ^ "Matteson sets Tour record to lead" BBC Sport October 25, 2009 Retrieved October 26, 2009 
  5. ^ "Matteson seals triumph in Arizona" BBC Sport October 26, 2009 Retrieved October 26, 2009 
  6. ^ "Zach Johnson wins John Deere" ESPN Associated Press July 15, 2012 Retrieved July 16, 2012 
  7. ^ "What they said: Troy Matteson" PGA Tour March 12, 2011 Retrieved March 13, 2011 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Troy Matteson at the PGA Tour official site
  • Troy Matteson at the Official World Golf Ranking official site


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