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Mathew Goggin

  • Birthplace: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Birth Date: June 13, 1974
  • height: 6-0
  • Turned Pro: 1995

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Nationwide Tour Victories

(2) 1999,NIKE Lehigh Valley Open, NIKE Omaha Classic.

International Victories

(2): 1996 Dutch Open. 1998 Australasian Tour Championship.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$1,086,207 (56)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T4-- Transitions Championship. T5-- British Open Championship. 6-- Buick Invitational.

PGA TOUR Best Round

62 at Round 3, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Shot 6-under 282 to finish sixth at the Buick Invitational, ranking T3 in fairways hit (38/56) and fourth in Putting (112 putts)...Finished at 6-under 278, with bookend 67s, to earn a T4 at the Transitions Championship where he ranked T2 in fairways hit (42/52) and first in GIR (55/72)...Earned career-best T5 finish in his ninth major championship start at the British Open. Was one stroke off the lead with a first-round 66. Bogeyed three consecutive holes late in the final round to post 73 and finish two shots back. Only Australian to finish in top 50.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Cialis Western Open, the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley.

2008 Season Highlights

Had the best season of his career, with almost $2 million in earnings and five top-10s...Finished T7 at The Honda Classic to record his first top-10 finish of the season. Was 4-under through 10 holes on Sunday and in contention before bogeys on three of his final six holes left him four shots shy of eventual winner Ernie Els...Tenth career top-10 was a T2 finish at the Memorial Tournament. He was only the fourth player in tournament history to hold the outright lead after each of the first three rounds. Final-round 74 dropped him two behind winner Kenny Perry...Finished T4 at The Barclays thanks to a closing 4-under 67. Finish put him over $1.3 million for the season, a career best...Added to that career-best in the PGA TOUR Fall Series. Finished T3 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Fired second- and final-round 7-under-par 63s to claim solo third honors at the Frys.com Open. Shot 30 on the inward nine Sunday.

Career Highlights

2007: Finished in the top 125 for the second consecutive year and the second time in his career...In just his second PLAYERS Championship appearance (T70 2001), claimed a T12 finish, seven back of winner Phil Mickelson...Best finish of the year came at the first event of the PGA TOUR Fall Series, the Turning Stone Resort Championship. First-round 66 led to T5 honors...Between his Driving Accuracy (44th) and Driving Distance (26th) statistics, ended the season ranked second in Total Driving behind Charles Warren. 2006: Posted career-high three top-10s and 85th-place finish on the PGA TOUR money list...Earned more ($1,076,142) than he had in his last three seasons (2001-03) on TOUR combined...First top-10 was T10 at The Honda Classic in sixth start. Rebounded from 71-75 start with rounds of 65-72 on the weekend...Three months later, added a T9 at the Barclays Classic...Earned exemption into British Open with T2 finish at the Cialis Western Open, best career finish on TOUR. Became the sixth player to post all four rounds in the 60s since the event moved to Cog Hill in 1991. Finished two strokes behind Trevor Immelman to earn $440,000. 2005: Finished ninth on the Nationwide Tour money list to earn a return trip to the PGA TOUR in 2006, ending a two-year absence. Seven top-10s on the Nationwide Tour included two seconds and two thirds. Ended season second in All-Around Ranking and fourth in Scoring Average (69.96) and Total Driving. 2004: Finished No. 24 on the Nationwide Tour money list. 2003: Lost his TOUR card after finishing No. 157 on the money list. 2002: Played in 20 TOUR events, with a best finish of T8 in his first event of the year, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 2001: Posted one top-10 in 33 TOUR starts, a T6 at the BellSouth Classic. 2000: After initial slow start to rookie season, where he missed the cut in 15 of first 17 starts, rebounded with strong second half to finish 117th on the money list. Career-best finish of T3 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 1999: As rookie on Nationwide Tour, recorded victories at Lehigh Valley Open and Omaha Classic, finishing No. 4 on the money list. 1998: Birdied the final hole of regulation to force a playoff with Brad King at the Australasian Tour Championship. Birdied the first playoff hole to win, vaulting him from 10th to fourth on the final ANZ Order of Merit. Finished second at the Australian Masters. Played the European Tour as well and tied for second at the Peugeot Open de France. 1997: Won the San Paolo Vita Open. 1996: Won the Dutch Challenge on the European Challenge Tour. Amateur: Medalist at the 1995 Western and Canadian Amateurs. Winner of the 1995 Australasian Amateur.

Personal

His mother, Lindy, is a three-time Australian Amateur champion... Plays the guitar.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record

0-1

Other Information

After a two-year absence, returns to the PGA TOUR for his fifth season (2000-03) thanks to a ninth-place finish on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list. Seven top-10s on the Nationwide Tour included two seconds and two thirds. Ended season second in All-Around Ranking and fourth in Scoring Average (69.96) and Total Driving. Finished 2004 Nationwide Tour ranked No. 24 on the money list, with $190,785. Lost his PGA TOUR card after finishing No. 157 on the money list in 2003. Played in 20 PGA TOUR events in 2002, with a best finish of T8 in his first event of the year, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Made 15 cuts in 33 PGA TOUR events in 2001, posting one top-10, a T6 at the BellSouth Classic. After initial slow start to 2000 rookie season, where he missed the cut in 15 of first 17 starts, rebounded with strong second half to finish 117th on the money list, with $414,123. Career-best finish of T3 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. As rookie on 1999 Nationwide Tour, recorded victories at Lehigh Valley Open and Omaha Classic, finishing No. 4 on the money list. Birdied the final hole of regulation to force a playoff with Brad King at the 1998 Australasian Tour Championship. Birdied the first playoff hole to win, vaulting him from 10th to fourth on the final ANZ Order of Merit. Finished second at the 1998 Australian Masters. Played the European Tour in 1998 and T2 at the Peugeot Open de France. Won the 1997 San Paolo Vita Open and the 1996 Dutch Challenge on the European Challenge Tour. Medalist at the 1995 Western and Canadian Amateur. Winner of the 1995 Australasian Amateur. His mother, Lindy, is a three-time Australian Amateur Champion. Plays the guitar.

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