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Hunter Mahan

  • Birthplace: Orange, CA
  • Residence: Plano, TX
  • Birth Date: May 17, 1982
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 2003

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PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2007,Travelers Championship.

Other Victories

(1): 2008 Kiwi Challenge.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$2,481,719 (17)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

2-- AT&T National. T4-- Travelers Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. T6-- Shell Houston Open, U.S. Open Championship. T10-- Masters Tournament.

PGA TOUR Best Round

62 at Round 4, AT&T National.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Shot 68, including two bogeys in the last three holes, to record the final-round low score at the Shell Houston Open on a day when the scoring average was 74.795. Jumped from T44 to a T6 finish...Finished T10 at the Masters Tournament, his first top-10 in the season's first major championship...Equaled his best finish in a major (2007 British Open) with a T6 finish at the U.S. Open, thanks to second- and third-round 2-under 68s. It was his sixth top-20 finish in his last nine major championship appearances...Shot 63-64 on the weekend to finish T4 at the Travelers Championship, five behind winner Kenny Perry...Shot a course record-tying, final-round 62 at the AT&T National to finish one stroke behind Tiger Woods. Posted his round, which tied Anthony Kim's Congressional CC record set in the first round, nearly two hours before the final group finished. Was tied for the lead at 12-under until Woods birdied the par-5 16th to take the lead. The finish was his third consecutive top-six finish.The 62 was the sixth of his career, including five within the last 23 months. Shot 62-63-64 in three of his last six rounds.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Travelers Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Finished the season, which included being selected to his first Ryder Cup team, ranked 18th in the FedExCup point standings. Surpassed $2 million in earnings for the second consecutive season, finishing No. 30 on the money list...Opened the year with a T5 finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship thanks in part to a final-round 64, his ninth round of 65 or better in his last 11 starts on the PGA TOUR...Second top-10 was a T6 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with weekend rounds of 65-69...Finished T2 in defense of his Travelers Championship title in June. Sank a 3-foot birdie at the 72nd hole. Stewart Cink made par on the final hole to win, giving Mahan his second runner-up finish since 2006. The fifth consecutive made cut in Hartford, CT kept him as the leading money-winner in the event's history with $2,046,918...Fourth top-10 finish of the season came at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, where a final-round 68 led to a T10 finish, his best outing in four career World Golf Championships starts...Eagled the par-4 first hole en route to a first-round, 9-under 62 and a four-stroke lead at The Barclays in the first event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Finished T31. The 62 was Mahan's 12th round of 64 or lower in his PGA TOUR career and the fifth time he has recorded 62, including a third-round 62 at the 2007 Barclays at Westchester CC...The same week he was named as one of Paul Azinger's captain's picks to the U.S. Ryder Cup team, finished T8 at the BMW Championship for his fifth top-10 finish of the season...Compiled a record of 2-0-3 in his first start at the Ryder Cup at Valhalla...In his second appearance in THE TOUR Championship, finished T17...Won the inaugural Kiwi Challenge, a PGA TOUR Challenge Event, in New Zealand, beating Anthony Kim in a playoff.

Career Highlights

2007: Won for the first time on TOUR at the Travelers Championship, was a Captain's Selection for The Presidents Cup and recorded three 62s, all within a three-month span during the summer...Made the first double eagle in PLAYERS Championship history, holing a 5-iron on the par-5 11th hole at TPC Sawgrass in the second round...Earned first PGA TOUR victory in 118th career professional start at the Travelers Championship, defeating Jay Williamson in a sudden-death playoff. At age 25 years, 1 month and 7 days, became the youngest winner through 26 TOUR events in 2007. Opened with an 8-under-par 62 to lead Chris DiMarco by two strokes. Posted Friday-Saturday rounds of 71-67 and was one behind 54-hole leader Williamson. Overcame bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 with a birdie-3 on the 72nd hole to post a 65 and force a playoff with Williamson. Knocked his 134-yard approach on first playoff hole to 2 feet and converted birdie while Williamson failed to convert a 7-foot birdie putt. First victory at the Travelers Championship came in his sixth appearance at this tournament. Finished T2 in 2006. Made his first career start on the TOUR in Hartford, playing in the 2002 event as an amateur...At the British Open, finished T6. Made the cut on the number and then was low for the field on the weekend with rounds of 69-65...One week later, held the 18-hole lead at the Canadian Open after opening with Angus Glen North Course record 9-under-par 62...Chosen by U.S. Captain Jack Nicklaus as a Captain's Selection for the 2007 Presidents Cup after finishing T18 at the PGA Championship...Was three strokes back after 54 holes at The Barclays after tying the Westchester CC (par 71) course record with a 9-under 62 in the third round, finished T17. It marked the second time in the season that Mahan equaled a course record (62, Canadian Open, Angus Glen GC, North Course). It was also the third time in the season (first-round 62 at the Travelers Championship) and the fourth time in his TOUR career that he has carded a round of 62. In addition, shot a course-record 63 in early June at the Northwood Club near Dallas in U.S. Open qualifying to earn medalist honors. That round, with swing and mental coach Neale Smith caddying, led to his summer success...Notched sixth top-10 of the season with a T5 in first career start at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Finished the season 15th in the FedExCup standings...Made first appearance in The Presidents Cup, finishing the event with a 2-3-0 record. 2006: Finished 83rd on the PGA TOUR money list, his best finish in three seasons on TOUR...Matched his career high in top-25s with six (2004, 2007)...Recorded his first TOUR ace on the eighth hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, using an 8-iron...In 16th start of the season, posted his first top-10 with a T2 at the Buick Championship. Used a final-round, 5-under 65 to finish three strokes behind J.J. Henry...Second top-10 was T9 at the 84 LUMBER Classic. Entered the final round just one shot off the lead of Ben Curtis and Charles Howell III, but finished T9 after a final round 3-over 75. 2005: Fell out of the top 125 in his sophomore season, but finished 131st on the money list to earn partial status for 2006. Improved status by finishing T9 at the Qualifying Tournament in December...In second start of season, posted his first career top-10, a T9 at the FBR Open in Phoenix...Held the 18-hole lead at the John Deere Classic thanks to an opening 8-under-par 63. Finished T7, three shots behind Sean O'Hair. 2004: At age 21 when the season kicked off, was second-youngest player on TOUR, behind fellow rookie Kevin Na...Posted his first career top-10 with a T2 finish at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Made a 14-foot putt to save par at the 72nd hole and qualify for the four-man playoff. Rookie Vaughn Taylor claimed his first TOUR victory, rolling in an 11-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win...Three weeks later, posted his second top-10, a T4 at the Bell Canadian Open...Posted second consecutive top-10 at the Valero Texas Open, aided by four rounds in the 60s. Entered final round in second place, thanks to third-round 62. Played in the last group on Sunday with eventual champion Bart Bryant and posted final-round 69 to finish T5. 2003: Finished T16 at Qualifying Tournament to earn his first TOUR card for the 2004 season...Made the cut and finished 28th at the Masters as an amateur...Turned professional after missing the cut at the U.S. Open, and made four cuts in seven starts the remainder of the season on sponsor exemptions. Amateur: Co-recipient with Ricky Barnes of 2003 Ben Hogan Award and also won the Jack Nicklaus Award and Fred Haskins Award as top collegiate golfer in 2003...No. 1 Amateur in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings in 2003...Runner-up to Ricky Barnes at the 2002 U.S. Amateur and placed third at the 2002 NCAA Championships...Two-time member of the U.S. Palmer Cup team...Two-time first-team All-America selection at OSU...Two-time Big 12 Player of the Year (2002-03)...Began collegiate career at Southern California before transferring to OSU after earning second-team All-America honors, as well as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001...American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 1999 and a three-time AJGA All-American. Winner of 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-1

Other Information

Fell out of the top 125 in 2005, his sophomore season, but finished 131st on the money list to earn partial status for 2006. Upped that status by finishing T9 at the Qualifying Tournament in December. In second start of season, posted his first top-10, a T9 at the FBR Open in Phoenix. Held the 18-hole lead at the 2005 John Deere Classic with an 8-under-par 63. Finished T7, three shots behind Sean O'Hair. Joined TOUR as a rookie in 2004 after T16 finish at 2003 Qualifying Tournament. At age 21 when season began, was second-youngest player on TOUR, behind fellow rookie Kevin Na. Finished 100th on the 2004 money list on the strength of three top-fives. Posted his first career top-10 in his 29th professional PGA TOUR start with T2 finish at the 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open, losing in a playoff to Vaughn Taylor. Finished T16 at 2003 Qualifying Tournament to earn his first TOUR card for the following season. Made the cut and finished 28th at the 2003 Masters. Turned professional after missing the cut at the 2003 U.S. Open, and made four cuts in seven starts the remainder of the season. Co-recipient with Ricky Barnes of 2003 Ben Hogan Award and also won the Jack Nicklaus Award and Fred Haskins Award as top collegiate golfer in 2003. No. 1 Amateur in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings in 2003. Runner-up to Ricky Barnes at the 2002 U.S. Amateur and placed third at the 2002 NCAA Championships. Two-time member of the U.S. Palmer Cup team. Two-time first-team All-American at OSU. Two-time Big 12 Player of the Year (2002-03). Began collegiate career at Southern California before transferring to OSU after earning second-team All-American honors, as well as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001. American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 1999 and a three-time AJGA All-American. Winner of 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur.

National Teams

The Presidents Cup (1), 2007; Ryder Cup (1), 2008; World Amateur Team Championship (1), 2002.

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