11 Things You Didn't Know About Beau Hossler

Get to know PGA Tour player Beau Hossler better with these 11 facts

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1. He's from Mission Viejo, California, to the south of Los Angeles.

2. Hossler now lives in Austin, Texas.

3. He attended the University of Texas, and had a hugely successful time playing for the Longhorns. He won the Haskins Award in 2016, which goes to the most outstanding US college player of the year.

4. Hossler was on the 2015 Walker Cup team. The US side featured the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Denny McCarthy and Maverick McNealy but they lost 16.5-9.5 to GB&I at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

4. His coach was the late Jim Flick, the legendary teacher whose students included Jack Nicklaus and Tom Lehman.

5. He turned pro in 2016, deciding to skip his senior year at college.

6. Despite turning pro in 2016, Hossler was well known before that after his stunning performance at the 2012 US Open at the Olympic Club. There, at the age of 17, he became the youngest player to make the cut at a US Open. He ended up T29th.

Beau Hossler hits a golf shot

At the age of 17, Hossler rose to fame as the youngest player in history to make the cut at the US Open

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7. In his debut season on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry), he finished 23rd in the rankings to earn his PGA Tour card for 2018.

8. He had two runners-up finishes in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, with a T2nd at the Travelers Championship and most notably a 2nd at the Houston Open - where he lost to Ian Poulter in a playoff.

9. His career-best world ranking is 64th.

10. He is yet to win as a professional.

11. The strength of his game throughout his professional career has consistently been his putting. He was sixth in Strokes Gained: Putting in 2017/18, 10th in 2018/19 and ranked 4th for 2012/22 as of the 2022 US Open.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV