Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Birthday: December 27, 1976
College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Year turned pro: 2000
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Born is San Diego, California, in 1976, Hoffman was the first person to win the California State High School Championship twice, when he triumphed in both 1994 and 1995. He went on to study at the University of Nevada, and was a member of the NCAA Championship team in 1998. After graduating with a degree in communications in 2000, he turned professional.
After turning professional, Hoffman initially started playing on the Nationwide Tour, where he struggled to find form, and made the cut in only four out of nineteen starts. The following years were somewhat of a rollercoaster for Hoffman. He made the cut in twelve out of twenty three starts in 2001, then only played in three tour events in 2003, and none in 2004.
Returning to playing in 2004, Hoffman won his first professional event, the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic. 2005 saw Hoffman making a real breakthrough, making the cut in eighteen of twenty six starts. That season he earned prize money of $212,322, and finished in 19th place on the money list. This resulted in him obtaining his PGA Tour card for 2006.
During his first season on the PGA Tour Hoffman finished tied for 46th place at the US Open, his first Major. He finished the season in 82nd place on the money list. The following season Hoffman won his first PGA Tour event, at the Bob Hope Chrysler. Winning this event meant that he entered the Top 100 of the World Rankings. That was the highlight of a season which saw Hoffman achieve overall winnings of $1,689,366. The 2008 season which followed was Hoffman’s least successful on the PGA Tour, and he finished with $945,702, earning him 110th place on the money list. Hoffman rose to 41st on the money list for 2009 season.
In 2010 Hoffman achieved his second win on the PGA Tour, at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, which helped him to finish in 25th place on the money list, at the end of the season. Hoffman didn’t achieve another win on the PGA Tour until his victory at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in November 2014.
As of the end of 2014, Hoffman had achieved three wins on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $14,525,757.