Matthew Wolff is a professional golfer from California, United States. During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he made his United States Open Championship debut in the tournament’s 120th edition held at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17–20, 2020.
Among the 144 players in the 2020 U.S. Open, 67 were from the U.S. including Wolff. Here are 13 more facts about him:
- He was born in Simi Valley, California to Bill Wolff and Shari Wolff.
- He is 6’0″.
- He was raised in Agoura Hills, California. He began playing junior golf at the Lindero Kids Summer Sports Camp of the Lake Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills.
- As a young boy, he broke his collarbone in a game of touch football.
- He is known for his unorthodox golf swing, which he started perfecting in 2013 with his swing coach George Gankas of Santa Barbara, California, the son of competitive bodybuilder Frank Gankas.
- He was 18 years old when he became runner-up to Noah Goodwin in the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship in 2017 at the Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kansas, USA.
- He went to Westlake High School in Ventura County, California. He initially committed to play college golf for the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California but withdrew it and chose to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma , USA. He was a part of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity at Oklahoma State University.
- On February 3, 2019, he competed as an amateur in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Arizona, USA.
- On May 27, 2019, he won the individual title at the 81st NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA as a sophomore playing for Oklahoma State University.
- On June 23, 2019, he made his professional golf debut in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, USA.
- On July 7, 2019, he won the 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, USA, marking his first PGA Tour victory. Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau were runners-up.
- He finished second in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which took place at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA from July 2-5, 2020.
- He finished T4 in the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which took place at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, USA from July 30, 2020 to August 2, 2020.