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Encyclopedia > Chris Riley
Chris Riley at the 2007 KLM Open.

Chris Riley (born December 8, 1973) is an American golfer. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article is about the sport. ...


Riley was born in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he became the first four-year All-American in any sport. In 1995 he played for the United States in the Walker Cup. “San Diego” redirects here. ... The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, known for its programs in engineering, English, hotel administration, and management information systems. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...


Riley turned professional in 1996 and spent time on the Nationwide Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 and made the top thirty on the money list in 2002 and 2003. His sole PGA Tour victory came at the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open. He was a member of the losing 2004 United States Ryder Cup team and also played on a winning American team in that year's Tommy Bahama Challenge, which is an international match for pros aged 30 and under. // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Reno-Tahoe Open is a secondary golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The 35th Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 17 and September 19 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Tommy Bahama Challenge is an event on the PGA Tours Challenge Season, a slate of Tour events that do not count towards the official money season. ...


Since his Ryder Cup appearance his form has faded away, finishing outside the top 125 on the money list in both 2005 and 2006. He has led the tour in WD's 4 out of the last 5 years, setting a PGA Tour record. In 2007 he won the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby on the Nationwide Tour located in Byron, Minnesota. The Showdown at Somerby was a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour played at the Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota, USA. It was cancelled[1] after four years because of a lack of corporate sponsorship[2]. The title sponsor from 2004 to 2006 was Scholarship America, which is... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... Byron is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota approximately 10 miles west of Rochester on U.S. Highway 14. ...


He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Results in major championships

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 44 49 DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT T48 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T22 CUT CUT T67 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T51 3 CUT T4 T66 T41

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ryder Cup 2004 / Team Europe / News / An Interview with Chris Riley (2149 words)
CHRIS RILEY: Well, first of all, we went in, we were supposed to have -- our baby was breached and we were supposed to have the baby on September 8th.
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, they were low so they put her in the hospital and put her on some IVs and they didn't get any better so they told us we were having the baby that night and I went into just hysterics.
CHRIS RILEY: It's kind of a long deal -- I don't know, some lady at the luncheon came in and talked to the wives and did this, how strong mentally your mind is and if you put your mind to something it works.
The 86th PGA Championship / News / Interviews / An Interview With: Chris Riley (1549 words)
CHRIS RILEY: I don't know, it would be a good problem to have if I do pull it out this weekend.
CHRIS RILEY: I was kind of struggling a little bit, and also, you know, the week after the British Open, my wife came down with some things about the pregnancy, but everything is fine now.
CHRIS RILEY: Well, the practice rounds, you try to play it as hard as you can, so that when they do set it up in the tournament, it's not as hard.
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