Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Birthday: May 17, 1982
College: Oklahoma State
Turned Pro: 2003
Birthplace: Orange, California, USA
Sponsor: Under Armour, Titleist, Ping, BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc., NetJets, FootJoy, Clubface Golf, RBC Golf Pigeon, Ace Hardware
Born in Orange, California in 1982, Mahan studied at McKinney High School, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State University. While at high school Mahan won the 1999 5A Texas State High School Golf Championship. He was also victorious in the 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur. While at the University of Southern California, Mahan was Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year. After transferring to Oklahoma State University, he was All-American twice. He also twice Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. While still at college, Mahan finished runner-up at the 2002 U.S. Amateur. In 2003, Mahan won the Haskins Award for outstanding collegiate golfer.
After turning professional in 2003 Mahan immediately achieved success at qualifying school and gained his PGA Tour card for 2004. Mahan didn’t achieve his first victory on the tour until 2007, at the Travelers Championship. At this point he entered the Top 100 of the World Golf Rankings. Later that year, Mahan entered the Top 50 of the World Rankings and was chosen for the US Presidents Cup team.
In April 2012, Mahan won his fifth PGA Tour event, at the Shell Houston Open. This victory meant that he moved into fourth place in the World Rankings, and became the highest ranked American player at that time. It was August 2014 before Mahan achieved his sixth PGA Tour victory, at the Barclays. He also played in the US Ryder Cup team that year.
Away from the course, Mahan and fellow golfers Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane and Bubba Watson, formed the “Golf Boys” boyband and made the YouTube video “Oh Oh Oh”. Farmers Insurance donates $1,000 for every 100,000 views of the video. The money raised goes to Farmers and Ben Crane charitable causes.
Mahan is married to the former Kandi Harris. The couple has a daughter, Zoe.
As of the end of 2014, Mahan had achieved six wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $27,857,042.