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 is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x