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Chris Riley

Player Data

  • Birthdate: December 7, 1973
  • Birthplace: San Diego, Ca.
  • Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Age: 32 Ht: 5'11" Wt: 160
  • Turned Pro: 1996
  • College: University Of Nevada-Las Vegas

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Player Notes

Riley's father got him and his brother, Kevin, started in golf. Both bothers played on the Nike Tour in 1998. Teammates at UNLV with Chad Campbell and Edward Fryatt. Married LPGA golfer Michelle Louviere on December 14, 2002 in New Orleans. Chris earned his PGA Tour card for 1999 by placing 28th at the '98 PGA Tour qualifying tournament.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open

Career Summary

1998 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.06 (ranked 51st); money $74,239 (ranked 35th); best finish 2nd, Nike South Florida Classic and Nike Monterrey Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.96 (ranked T65th); money $367,805 (ranked 112th); best finish T7th, Sony Open in Hawaii and Buick Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 94 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 4; money $660,707 (ranked 71st); best finish 4th at the John Deere Classic and Air Canada Championship

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.72 / (45th); driving distance - 272.9 / (104th); driving accuracy -68.7% / (99th); GIR - 64.7% / (130th); putting - 1.773 / (84th); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (58th) / total birdies - 341; sand saves - 62.7% / (8th); scrambling - 64.2% / (13th); all-around rank - 694 / (69th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 100 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,198,225 (ranked 45th); best finish 2nd at the Sprint International;

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.67 / (51st); driving distance - 276.3 / (126th); driving accuracy -71.2% / (44th); GIR - 65.1% / (132); putting - 1.751 / (40th); birdie average - 3.83 per rd / (40th) / total birdies - 383; sand saves - 52.4% / (91st); scrambling - 61.9% / (54th); all-around rank - 604 / (56th).

2002 Notes
Doubled his career earnings on the PGA TOUR. Had five top-10s with four of them coming in July and Aug..

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 100 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 5; money $2,032,979 (ranked 23rd); Winner at the Reno-Tahoe Open

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.17 / (17th); driving distance - 272.7 / (166th); driving accuracy -70.5% / (56th); GIR - 65.1% / (113th); putting - 1.713 / (3rd); birdie average - 4.01 per rd / (13th) / total birdies - 401; sand saves - 53.5% / (64th); all-around rank - 583 / (38th).

2003 Notes
Financially he improved his 2002 output by over $100,000. For the fifth year in a row improved upon his previous years earnings, has done it every year he has been on the PGA Tour.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 90; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 7; money $2,178,133 Rank (23rd); Best finish: 2nd at the Greater Hartford Open & John Deere Classic

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.26 / (27th); Driving Distance - 279.3 / (147th); Driving Accuracy - 66.0% / (109th); GIR - 61.5% / (176th); Putting - 1.744 / (25th); Birdie Average - 3.79 per rd / (53rd) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 50.4% / (94th); All-Around Rank - 739 / (93rd).

2004 Notes
Lost in a three way playoff at the Buick Invitational, also made the Ryder Cup team for the first time.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 74; in money - 17; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $1,292,732 Rank (56th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Buick Invitational

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.84 / (63rd); Driving Distance - 277.3 / (176th); Driving Accuracy - 61.8% / (135th); GIR - 62.5% / (162nd); Putting - 1.766 / (61st); Birdie Average - 3.35 per rd / (137th) / Total Birdies - 248; Sand Saves - 51.6% / (63rd); All-Around Rank - 943 / (146th).

2005 Notes
Finished out of the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list and posted no top-10s for the first time in his seven years on PGA Tour.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 64; in money - 193; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $268,735 Rank (184th); Best finish: T-18th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

2005 Stats
Scoring - 72.17 / (184th); Driving Distance - 278.0 / (178th); Driving Accuracy - 67.1% / (43rd); GIR - 59.4% / (199th); Putting - 1.822 / (192nd); Birdie Average - 2.94 per rd / (193rd) / Total Birdies - 188; Sand Saves - 54.6% / (40th); All-Around Rank - 1185 / (185th)

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