Matthew Wolff is an American professional golfer. He plays on the PGA tour professionally. He played college golf for the Oklahoma State University and while there, he received an NCAA All-American. He was also the winner at the NCAA Division I Individual Championship in 2018. As a pro on the PGA Tour, his first tour win was the 3M Open in 2019.
Wolff was born Matthew Brandyn Wolff on April 14, 1999, in Simi Valley, California. His parents are Bill and Shari Wolff. Matthew stands 6 feet tall and is a right-handed player. He was raised Jewish and he started playing golf at a local country club, the Lake Lindero Country Club where he attended their summer sports camp. He attended West Lake High School and in 2017, he was the runner-up at the US Junior Amateur Golf Championship. He was initially scouted and signed by the University of Southern California, but he opted to attend the Oklahoma State University instead.
He had a stellar college career and on junior year, he received the Phil Mickelson Award. Wolff also won the 2018 NCAA Division I Championship for his university. His sophomore year was no less impressive when he won back-to-back titles as well as the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. These consecutive wins skyrocketed his college rankings and he made his debut on the PGA Tour in 2019 when he attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
In the same year, he turned pro and played at the 2019 Travelers Championship. He bagged his first PGA win at the 3M Open which was held in Blaine, Minnesota at the TPC Twin Cities golf club. This win led him to getting a PGA Tour exemption, which was good for 2 years. His 2019 career run was also notable because he won both a PGA Tour Title and an NCAA title. He is the third player to have done that. The other two players were Ben Crenshaw and Tiger Woods.
He finished fourth place at the 2020 PGA Championship. This was his first major appearance. In September of that year, he played at the US Open, which was held in Winged Foot. For 2020, he also played at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He played against Martin Laird and Austin Cook, Laird won.
Professional Career Highlights and Awards
Number of wins by tour as of September 2021:
- PGA Tour - 1
Best results in major championships:
- PGA Championship - T4: 2020
- U.S. Open - 2nd: 2020
Achievements and awards:
- Haskins Award - 2019