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Troy Matteson

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
13
Current Position
To Par: -2
Total Strokes: 72 - 72 - 70 - 72 : 286
T41   T28
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Rockledge, FL
  • Residence: Alpharetta, GA
  • Age: 30
  • Turned Pro: 2003

PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2006,Frys.com Open. 2009,Frys.com Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$153,884 (146)

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 1, Sony Open in Hawaii. 67 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Frys.com Open, Frys.com Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Won for the second time in his career and finished 56th on the PGA TOUR money list...Was last player into the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 125 and played first two events before finishing No. 78...Rallied to win the Frys.com Open in a playoff during the Fall Series in October for his second career victory. Had a chance to win the tournament in regulation but bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes. Recovered in a three-way playoff to birdie the second extra hole to beat Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler at Grayhawk Golf Club. After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach close on the 464-yard, par-4 17th hole and sank the putt for the win. That capped an incredible three-day stretch after he opened with a 2-over 72. Came back with consecutive 61s on Friday and Saturday - a PGA TOUR record for lowest score in consecutive rounds - and he took a three-stroke lead into the final round. The 122 total broke Steve Stricker's 123 from rounds three and four earlier in 2009 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic. It was the second time he has won the Frys.com Open. However, the first win in 2006 came in Las Vegas and is now titled the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Career Highlights

2009: Won for the second time in his career and finished 56th on the PGA TOUR money list...Was last player into the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 125 and played first two events before finishing No. 78...Rallied to win the Frys.com Open in a playoff during the Fall Series in October for his second career victory. Had a chance to win the tournament in regulation but bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes. Recovered in a three-way playoff to birdie the second extra hole to beat Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler at Grayhawk Golf Club. After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach close on the 464-yard, par-4 17th hole and sank the putt for the win. That capped an incredible three-day stretch after he opened with a 2-over 72. Came back with consecutive 61s on Friday and Saturday - a PGA TOUR record for lowest score in consecutive rounds - and he took a three-stroke lead into the final round. The 122 total broke Steve Stricker's 123 from rounds three and four earlier in 2009 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic. It was the second time he has won the Frys.com Open. However, the first win in 2006 came in Las Vegas and is now titled the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. 2008: Turned in seven top-10 finishes for the third straight season on TOUR. 2007: The former Georgia Tech All-America T3 at the AT&T Classic at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. on the strength of a second-round 8-under 64. Held a share of the 36- and 54-hole leads with Ryuji Imada, but fell from contention with a final-round 73...Birdied the final two holes on Sunday to finish T3 at the John Deere Classic...Played in three of the four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and finished in the top-10 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Closed with a 1-under 70 at the TPC Boston to finish T9. Placed 48th place in the FedExCup standings. 2006: After an unremarkable start to rookie campaign, ended with five consecutive top-10s, including a victory at the Frys.com Open. One of four rookies to win in 2006 (J.B. Holmes, Trevor Immelman, Eric Axley). Nominated for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Recorded his first TOUR victory in his 33rd professional TOUR start at the Frys.com Open. Became the sixth player and third consecutive to capture his first TOUR victory in Las Vegas. Four rounds in the 60s, including middle rounds of 65-64, left him one stroke ahead of Daniel Chopra and Ben Crane. The 64 matched his career-low round on TOUR, which came during the second round of the 2006 Ford Championship at Doral. Held a one-stroke lead entering the final round...One week later, held the 54-hole lead at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Overcome by Joe Durant in the final round, finishing T2, four strokes behind Durant after a final-round 70...Finished in the top 40 on money list to gain a Masters invite for 2007. 2005: Two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, breaking the season earnings record with $495,009, $127 more than the record Zach Johnson established in 2003...Made the cut in 24 of 27 starts, including a Tour-leading 12 top-10s...Claimed his first Tour victory in April at the Virginia Beach Open with a final-round, 4-under 68...Two weeks later, took over the top spot on the money list, with back-to-back runner-up finishes at The Rex Hospital Open and the Rheem Classic...In September, recorded his second win with a 13-under-par 271 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic. 2004: Made the cut in 18 of 28 starts during his rookie campaign on the Nationwide Tour...Ranked No. 52 on the final money list, with $114,451...Only top-10 was a solo second at the Gila River Golf Classic. 2003: Turned pro at the FBR Capital Open in June, where he tied for 59th in his initial event on TOUR...Made the cut in three of four starts on the Nationwide Tour...Co-medalist at Jennings Mill CC, site for the second stage Qualifying Tournament event. Amateur: Three-time All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection...Byron Nelson Award winner in 2003...Became the first Georgia Tech player to win the NCAA individual championship (2002). Won six times in his career at Georgia Tech. Won the 2003 NCAA East Regional by seven shots. Had 15 top-10 finishes in 43 career starts. Ranks fourth all-time at Tech, with a 71.91 scoring average, behind Bryce Molder, David Duval and Matt Kuchar. Carried a 3.28 grade-point average and was a two-time academic All-American...Led his Anderson High (Austin, TX) team to two 4A state titles while also a two-time state medalist.

Personal

Started playing golf when he was 7...Got married shortly after graduating from college...Lists Superman as his hero. Says his real-life heroes are his parents, Steve Matteson and Lucy and John Steele, for introducing him to golf, hunting and fishing at an early age.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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