Troy Matteson

Troy Matteson
Personal information
Full name Troy Jason Matteson
Born (1979-11-08) November 8, 1979
Rockledge, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Alpharetta, Georgia
Spouse Shauna
Children Tori (b. 2009)
College Georgia Tech
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2 Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2007
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T39: 2012
PGA Championship T28: 2010
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner

Troy Jason Matteson (born November 8, 1979) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career

Matteson was born in Rockledge, Florida. He played college golf at Georgia Tech[1] and won the NCAA Individual Championship in 2002.[2]

Professional career

Nationwide Tour

Matteson joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004.[3] He set the record for the most money won in one season on the Nationwide Tour during the 2005 season, picking up $495,009 while recording victories at the Virginia Beach Open and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic.[2] This earned him a promotion to the PGA Tour for 2006.[3] His record was eclipsed in 2009 by Michael Sim.

PGA Tour

Matteson picked up his first win on the PGA Tour at the Open on October 15, 2006. He struggled during most of 2006 but finished in the top-10 in his last five events en route to a career best 36th-place finish on the money list.

Matteson continued to be consistent in 2007 and 2008, finishing 73rd and 89th on the money list respectively. He finished in a tie for second at the 2008 PODS Championship.

In 2009 at the Open (not the same Open that Matteson won in 2006) in Scottsdale, Arizona, Matteson set a 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record. Matteson shot 61-61 on Friday and Saturday for a total of 122 strokes.[4] This feat beat the record of 123 set earlier in the season by Steve Stricker at the Bob Hope Classic. He went on to win the tournament in a three-man playoff over Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.[5] He went on to finish 56th on the money list.

In 2010, Matteson finished 128th on the money list, which would normally mean a conditional Tour card and a trip to qualifying school. However, his win in 2009 earned him a two-year exemption until the end of 2011. Matteson almost picked up his third PGA Tour victory in March 2011 at the Puerto Rico Open but lost to Michael Bradley in a playoff. He would go on to finish 94th on the money list.

In July 2012, Matteson finished second at the John Deere Classic after losing out in a playoff to Zach Johnson. The pair were tied at 20 under par after regulation play and at the first extra hole both players made double bogey after finding the water hazard with their second shots into the 18th. Johnson won the playoff with a birdie on the second extra hole when he tapped in from less than a foot after a superb approach, while Matteson could not hole his 43-footer to extend the playoff. However Matteson secure a place in The Open Championship for the first time in his career by finishing as the highest non-qualifier at the event.[6]

In 2013, he made only 10 cuts in 24 events. He played in the Tour Finals and finished 17th to retain his PGA Tour card for 2014.

Swing style

Matteson tends to hit a long and high push-draw. His swing fits the model known as stack and tilt and he is coached by its creators, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer.[3][7] He performs a clear spine tilt to the left on back swing and places his body weight favoring the left foot throughout the whole swing.

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 15, 2006 Open –22 (67-65-64-69=265) 1 stroke Sweden Daniel Chopra, United States Ben Crane
2 Oct 25, 2009 Open –18 (72-61-61-68=262) Playoff United States Rickie Fowler, United States Jamie Lovemark

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

1 2009 Open United States Rickie Fowler, United States Jamie Lovemark Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2011 Puerto Rico Open United States Michael Bradley Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2012 John Deere Classic United States Zach Johnson Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Apr 24, 2005 Virginia Beach Open –13 (69-65-73-68=275) 2 strokes United States Chris Couch
2 Sep 18, 2005 Mark Christopher Charity Classic –13 (67-70-67-67=271) 2 strokes Australia Matthew Goggin, United States Spike McRoy, United States Johnson Wagner

Results in major championships

Tournament 200720082009201020112012
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T39
PGA Championship T66 DNP DNP T28 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also


  1. "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 "About Troy - What you should know". Official Website of PGA Golfer Troy Matteson. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
  4. "Matteson sets Tour record to lead". BBC Sport. October 25, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  5. "Matteson seals triumph in Arizona". BBC Sport. October 26, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  6. "Zach Johnson wins John Deere". ESPN. Associated Press. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  7. "What they said: Troy Matteson". PGA Tour. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
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