Nick Watney

    Nick Watney

    Height: 6 ft. 2in 

    Weight: 180 lbs 

    Birthday:  04/25/1981

    College:  Fresno State University

    Turned Pro: 2003

    Birthplace: Sacramento, California

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Nike

      

    Watney played college golf at Fresno State University where his uncle was the coach. He was a three time All American as well as representing the United States in 2001 at the Palmer Cup. He turned pro in 2003 after graduation. He plied his trade on the Canadian Tour in 2003 and managed to win his first pro event at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial. The following season he played on the Nationwide Tour and finished 5th in the rankings after winning once (the Nationwide Tour Championship by three strokes) and having a total of eight top 10 finishes. As a result he won his first ever PGA Tour card.

    He played 31 times in his rookie season, making the cut in 15 of those events. He had two top 10 finishes with his best result coming at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas where he was a tie for 6th place. He would end his rookie season 127th on the money list, narrowly missing out on retaining his card (top 125 retain it) so he would have to go to Q School to win it back. Watney played well the following season, registering six top 10s. He captured his first PGA Tour title in 2007 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by three strokes form Ken Duke. He would end the year 43rd in the FedEx Cup standings.

    His next win came in 2009 at the Buick Invitational, which was one of four top 10 finishes which included a runner-up at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship. He would end the year 12th in the FedEx Cup.  He would register eight top 10s the following year to once again end the season 12th in the FedEx Cup. Watney would win twice in 2011 including the biggest win of his career to date, the WGC-Cadillac Championship where he beat Dustin Johnson by two strokes. A couple of months later he would win the AT&T National. He was 3rdon the money list, a career best.

    His 5th and most recent win on the Tour came in 2012 at the Barclays which is the first FedEx Cup event of the play-offs. He would end the pay-offs 4th in the standings.

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