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Chris Riley (golfer)

Chris Riley (golfer)

Professional golfer
Chris Riley (golfer)
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Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 December 1973, San Diego
Age 47 years
Peoplepill ID chris-riley-2
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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 Rankings.

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 United States Jonathan Kaye

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open United States Jonathan Kaye Won with par on first extra hole
2 2004 Buick Invitational United States John Daly, England Luke Donald Daly won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

  • 2007 Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby

Other wins (1)

  • 2004 Tommy Bahama Challenge (with Zach Johnson, Hank Kuehne, Chad Campbell; unofficial event)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 44 49 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T22 CUT CUT T67 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T51 3 CUT T4 T66 T41

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 1 2 2 2 6 5
Totals 0 0 1 2 2 4 16 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2004 PGA – 2006 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

U.S. national team appearances


  • Walker Cup: 1995


  • Ryder Cup: 2004

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