9 Things You Didn't Know About Aaron Wise

Get to know Aaron Wise a bit better with these nine facts.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Aaron Wise
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Aaron Wise

Aaron Wise was one of the most hotly recruited golfers in America when he came out of high school. Since his successful college career at Oregon, Wise has gone on to become a successful PGA Tour player. But how well do you know the young American? Take a look at these 9 facts about him below.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Aaron Wise

1.  Wise was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to America when he was 3.

2. He was raised in Lake Elsinore, California.

3. He was a high recruited by a number of colleges for a golf scholarship, he eventually chose the University of Oregon where he helped the Oregon Ducks win the NCAA title in 2016 where he also won a NCAA individual title. Became first player since Kevin Chappell (UCLA) in 2008 to win both the Individual and Team NCAA Championships.

4. He turned professional after the 2016 NCAA title win, after just two years at college.

5. He was named PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year in 2018.

 Aaron Wise poses with the trophy after winning the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club on May 20, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6. His first PGA Tour win was the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2018, beating Australian Marc Leishman by 3 shots.

7. Wise loves going fast with favorite activities including go-karting and roller coasters.

Aaron Wise celebrates with his mother Karla Kane after winning the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club on May 20, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

8. His first appearance as a professional was at the U.S Open, where he missed the cut at Oakmont Golf Course.

9. Favorite players to watch growing up were Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Tiger Woods.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 


Dan is currently playing: 


Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix