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<h2 class='cufonH2'> Chris  Riley</h2>

Chris Riley

Las Vegas, NV

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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Residence: Las Vegas, NV
  • Age: 36
  • Turned Pro: 1996

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2002,Reno-Tahoe Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$298,845 (113)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T7-- Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 2, Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Posted 30th career top-10 finish with T7 at Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Reno-Tahoe Open.

Career Highlights

2008: With four rounds in the 60s, finished T3 at the U.S. Bank Championship for his first top-10 since the 2006 Valero Texas Open. 2005: Finished out of the top 125 on the TOUR money list and posted no top-10s for the first time in his seven years on TOUR...Only top-25 was a T18 in January at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 2004: Fell out of the top 30 for the first time in three years, to No. 56...Three top-10s and six top-25s were lowest since his rookie season of 1999, when he posted the same figures...Finished T2 at the Buick Invitational after being involved in three-man playoff with John Daly and Luke Donald, his third runner-up finish in last seven months (2001 Greater Hartford Open, John Deere Classic). He and Donald were eliminated on first extra hole after Daly made birdie and Riley lipped out a putt from five feet. Playoff record moved to 1-1...Picked up second top-10 in 12 career major appearances, with a T4 at the PGA Championship; the other was a third at the 2002 PGA. A three-putt bogey on the 72nd hole left him one stroke out of the three-man playoff between winner Vijay Singh, Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard. Finish enabled him to jump from 18th to 10th on the final Ryder Cup team points list and qualify for his first Ryder Cup squad. 2003: Collected a career-high six top-10s, including three top-3s -- T3 at the MCI Heritage, solo second at the Greater Hartford Open and T2 at the John Deere Classic. It was his third top-five finish in Moline, IL. 2002: Earned first PGA TOUR victory in his 109th career start at Reno-Tahoe Open after defeating Jonathan Kaye in a one-hole playoff. Tied for the lead with Kaye and Steve Flesch a after 54 holes, Riley came from two strokes down on the back nine Sunday to tie Kaye in regulation. Used two-putt par to win on the first hole of the playoff...T5 at the Advil Western Open earned a spot in the British Open at Muirfield where he finished T22 with a final-round 66...PGA was his second major championship start of the season. Entered the final day T6. Posted a final-round, 2-under-par 70 good for solo third and his first ticket to the Masters for finishing in the top four and ties...Closed the year making 14 consecutive cuts. 2001: Had a slow start after breaking out early in each of his first two seasons on the PGA TOUR. Eclipsed the $1-million mark in season earning for the first time in his career thanks to four top-10s...Best effort of the year runner-up finish at The INTERNATIONAL. Accumulated 32 points, under Modified Stableford scoring system, to finish one point behind Tom Pernice, Jr. 2000: Four top-10s including two fourth-place finishes...Earned first top-10 of the season at John Deere Classic, where four rounds in the 60s gave him solo fourth-place finish worth, $124,800. 1999: Earned top-10 in his first start as a member of the PGA TOUR, a T7 at Sony Open in Hawaii. Ironically, his first shot was out of bounds. Recovered to shoot 67. Matching 68s on the weekend led to T7. 1998: Finished 28th at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn status in 1999...Rookie on the Nationwide Tour...Finished second in only his second start as a Nationwide Tour member, two behind Eric Johnson at South Florida Classic. Amateur: Four-time All-America selection at UNLV...Teammate of Tiger Woods at 1995 Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-1

Other Information

Regained fully exempt status via the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament for a second consecutive season. Flew in on a redeye to South Florida from the West Coast and drove straight to Bear Lakes Country Club to begin the 2009 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Went on to T19 to earn his card for 2010 despite a final-round 76. Made the cut in 16 of 22 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009. Of those 16 cuts, seven were top-25s. Missed the cut in his only start on the Nationwide Tour at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Tied for the 54-hole lead at the Wyndham Championship, but a final-round 74 dropped him to T13. Lone PGA TOUR top-10 came in 14th start, a T7 at the U.S. Bank Championship. Equaled TOUR record for low nine-hole score relative to par with a 9-under 27 on the front nine in the second round of the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Posted five birdies and two eagles before a pair of bogeys at 10 and 11 halted his run. "I thought I could shoot 55 today," Riley said. "I was feeling that good. Then it's weird how your mind just turns on you." Completed the round in 8-under 64, eventually finishing T17. Regained fully exempt status with a T18 at the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Finished 166th on the 2008 money list with one top-10, a T3 at the U.S. Bank Championship for his first top-10 since the 2006 Valero Texas Open. Played in 17 events on the PGA TOUR in 2007 and recorded five top-25s, but it was his third consecutive season out of the top 125 on TOUR. Competed in four Nationwide Tour events and won in a playoff over amateur Jamie Lovemark at the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somersby. Marked his first victory in 28 career starts on the Nationwide Tour. Finished 65th on the Nationwide Tour money list. In 2006, posted one top-10 in 27 starts in final year of two-year United States Ryder Cup team exemption. Shared the first-round lead at the PGA Championship with a 6-under 66. Finished T41. T5 at the Valero Texas Open, his first top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR since a T4 at the 2004 PGA Championship. Finished out of the top 125 on the 2005 TOUR money list and posted no top-10s for the first time in his seven years on TOUR. Finished T2 at the 2004 Buick Invitational after being involved in three-man playoff with John Daly and Luke Donald, his third runner-up finish in last seven months (2001 Greater Hartford Open, John Deere Classic). He and Donald were eliminated on first extra hole after Daly made birdie and Riley lipped out a putt from 5 feet. Picked up second top-10 in 12 career major appearances, with a T4 at the PGA Championship; the other was a third at the 2002 PGA. A three-putt bogey on the 72nd hole left him one stroke out of the three-man playoff between winner Vijay Singh, Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard. Finish enabled him to jump from 18th to 10th on the final Ryder Cup team points list and qualify for his first Ryder Cup squad. Collected a career-high six top-10s in 2003, including three top-3s -- T3 at the MCI Heritage, solo second at the Greater Hartford Open and T2 at the John Deere Classic. Earned first TOUR victory in his 109th career start at 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open after defeating Jonathan Kaye in a one-hole playoff. Tied for the lead with Kaye and Steve Flesch after 54 holes, came from two strokes down on the back nine to tie Kaye in regulation. Used two-putt par to win on the first hole of the playoff. At 2002 PGA, posted a final-round, 2-under-par 70, good for solo third. In 2001, eclipsed the $1-million mark in season earning for the first time in his career thanks to four top-10s, with a best of second at The INTERNATIONAL. Four top-10s in 2000, including two fourth-place finishes. Earned top-10 in his first start as a member of the PGA TOUR in 1999, a T7 at Sony Open in Hawaii. Finished 28th at 1998 TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn status in 1999. Rookie on the Nationwide Tour in 1998. Finished second in only his second start as a Nationwide Tour member, two behind Eric Johnson at South Florida Classic. Four-time All-America selection at UNLV. Teammate of Tiger Woods at 1995 Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl. Brother Kevin was member of Nationwide Tour in 1998-99. Riley brothers were second of three sets of brothers to be Nationwide Tour members in same year, joining Tom and Curt Byrum (1994) and Brenden and Deane Pappas (2001). Fred Brown, a retired teacher who coached the golf team at San Diego's Madison High when Chris was a student there, caddied for Chris in 1999 and 2000. Teammates at UNLV with Chad Campbell and Edward Fryatt. Married LPGA golfer Michelle Louviere on December 14, 2002 in New Orleans.

National Teams

Walker Cup (1), 1995; Ryder Cup (1), 2004.