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Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff

American professional golfer
Matthew Wolff
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1999, Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, USA
Age 21 years
Star sign Aries
Education
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Sports Teams
Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls
The details

Biography

Matthew Wolff (born April 14, 1999) is an American professional golfer. He was an NCAA All-American at Oklahoma State University. He won the 2019 NCAA Division I individual championship.

Amateur career

Wolff was born in Simi Valley, California to Bill and Shari Wolff. He grew up in Agoura Hills, California, started playing junior golf at the Lake Lindero Country Club's Lindero Kids Summer Sports Camp and attended Westlake High School. He finished runner-up at the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship. After initially committing to play college golf for the University of Southern California, Wolff withdrew his commitment to attend Oklahoma State. In his first year, he earned four runners-up, first-team All-American honors, and the Phil Mickelson Award as the nation's top freshman. He also made the putt to clinch the 2018 NCAA Division I Championship for Oklahoma State. While attending Oklahoma State University, Wolff was also a part of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity.

Wolff began his sophomore season with back-to-back stroke play titles at the Carmel Cup and the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational, which he followed up by sharing medalist honors at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The three consecutive wins brought Wolff to the top of the college rankings. He made his PGA Tour debut at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open after receiving a sponsor's exemption.

In addition to his results, Wolff's unorthodox golf swing has drawn attention. To get more rotation, he employs a left leg kick that he picked up from playing baseball, and uses the ground to create power.

Professional career

Wolff turned professional in June 2019 and made his professional debut at the Travelers Championship.

On July 7, 2019, Wolff earned his first PGA Tour victory at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. Wolff, 20, shot a 6-under 65 in the final round to edge out fellow Tour newcomer Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke at 21-under overall. The tournament came down to the 72nd green. DeChambeau, playing one group ahead of Morikawa and Wolff, made eagle on the par-5 18th hole and took a 1-shot lead. Wolff's approach landed on the edge of the green, but he powered a 26-foot putt off the pin and into the hole to take lead with an eagle of his own. Morikawa pushed his potential tying putt to the left and victory belonged to Wolff. The victory gave Wolff a two-year PGA Tour exemption, in addition to a $1.152 million first-place check. Wolff was the first player since Billy Hurley III in 2016 to win after receiving a sponsor exemption. He was also only the third player to win an NCAA title and PGA Tour event in the same calendar year, joining Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw.

Amateur wins

  • 2018 The Carmel Cup, OFCC Fighting Illini Invite, Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
  • 2019 The Amer Ari Invitational, Valspar Collegiate, NCAA Division I individual championship

Source:

Professional wins (1)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Jul 7, 2019 3M Open 69-67-62-65=263 −21 1 stroke Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa

Results in major championships

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2020
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T4
U.S. Open
The Open Championship NT
  Top 10

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2019 2020
Championship
Match Play NT
Invitational T24 T49
Champions NT

Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearances

  • Palmer Cup: 2018 (winners)
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http://www.owgr.com/archive/PastRankings/2020/owgr35f2020.pdf
https://www.golfchannel.com/news/oh-s-hes-going-be-such-huge-disruptor-introducing-matthew-wolff
https://golfweek.com/2016/03/29/matthew-wolff-2017-commits-oklahoma-state/
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/matthew-wolff-just-did-something-no-other-mens-golfer-at-tradition-laden-oklahoma-state-has-ever-done-before
https://www.thescore.com/pga/news/1708413/standout-amateur-matthew-wolff-dazzles-in-pga-tour-debut
https://www.golf.com/tour-news/2018/05/29/oklahoma-states-matthew-wolffs-unique-unconventional-swing-paying
https://golfweek.com/2018/05/31/instruction-college-stars-braden-thornberry-matt-wolff-find-success-with-unique-golf-swings/
https://www.pgatour.com/news/2019/01/31/matthew-wolff-oklahoma-state-amateur-67-first-round-waste-management-phoenix-open.html
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/golf-twitter-has-a-new-obsession-in-oklahoma-state-amateur-matthew-wolff
https://www.golfchannel.com/news/matthew-wolff-viktor-hovland-make-pro-debuts-pga-tours-travelers-championship
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/viktor-hovland-matthew-wolff-turn-pro-at-travelers-championship-and-immediately-cash-in-with-equipment-deals
https://golfweek.com/2019/07/07/3m-open-matthew-wolff-1st-pga-tour-victory/
https://www.wagr.com/playerprofile/matthew-wolff-13932
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.56278.html
http://www.owgr.com/en/Ranking/PlayerProfile.aspx?playerID=25919
https://okstate.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7027
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