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Nick Watney

  • Birthplace: Sacramento, Calif.
  • Residence: Fresno, Calif.
  • Birthdate: April 25, 1981
  • Age: 26 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 2003
  • College: Fresno State
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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Player Notes

Coached by his uncle, Mike, at Fresno State. Was the No. 1-rank college player during his senior year at Fresno State following four consecutive tournament wins in the fall season. Helped Fresno State to the Western Athletic Conference team title in the spring. Five wins during his senior year were more than any other player in the nation. Became the WAC's first three-time Player of the Year. Freshman of the Year in the WAC. Three-time All-American. Ben Hogan Award finalist in 2002. Palmer Cup team member in 2002. Set Fresno State single-season scoring record with a 70.53 average during junior year. Made pro debut at the 2003 FBR Capital Open in Washington, D.C. in June, missed the cut. First professional win came at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship on the Canadian Tour in August 2003.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 2004 Nationwide Tour Championship.

PGA Tour
1 - 2007 Zurich Classic Of New Orleans

Career Summary

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.40 (ranked N/A); money - $73,255; best finish -T10th, Reno-Tahoe Open.

2004 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.26 (ranked 11th); money - $301,988 (ranked 5th); Winner, Nationwide Tour Championship.

2005 Notes
Four Top-25s.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 89; in money - 49; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $605,369; (ranked 127th); best finish - T-6th at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.43 / (139th); driving distance - 298.9 / (28th); driving accuracy - 59.4% / (153rd); GIR - 66.2% / (67th); putting - 1.778 / (92nd); birdie average - 3.56 per rd / (83rd) / total birdies - 317; sand saves - 43.8% / (156th); all-around; rank - 771 / (93rd).

2006 Notes
11 Top-25s.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 95; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,243,816; (ranked 75th); best finish - T5th at The Reno-Tahoe Open and FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.91 / (77th); driving distance - 300.6 / (18th); driving accuracy - 61.7% / (121st); GIR - 65.3% / (96th); putting - 1.788 / (121st); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (19th) / total birdies - 365; sand saves - 43.5% / (163rd); all-around; rank - 707 / (75th)

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