11 Things You Didn't Know About Hudson Swafford

11 Things You Didn't Know About Hudson Swafford

Get to know Hudson Swafford
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Get to know the American, Hudson Swafford, a little better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Hudson Swafford

Hudson Swafford has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2014.

During that time, Swafford has claimed two PGA Tour victories and has been a regular performer in the FedEx Cup finals.

Get to know the American a little bit better here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Hudson Swafford

1. Hudson Swafford was born 9th September 1987 in Tallahassee, Florida.

2. He played his college golf at the University of Georgia and turned professional after graduating in 2011.

3. As an amateur, Swafford qualified for the US Amateur in 2006 and the US Open in 2010, missing the cut.

Get to know Hudson Swafford

Swafford at the US Open in 2010 at Pebble Beach. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

4. Swafford is a huge sports fan, with his favourite sports teams being the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves.

5. The American secured his 2013-14 PGA Tour card by finishing 21st on the Korn Ferry Tour's priority list.

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6. Despite finishing 146th in the FedEx Cup standings. Swafford managed to secure exempt status for the 2014-15 PGA Tour Season via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

7. Swafford married his wife, Katherine Wainwright Brandon in 2013.

8. He secured his first career PGA Tour win at the CareerBuilder Challenge in 2017, advancing to the third stage of the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time.

Get to know Hudson Swafford

Swafford with his wife Katherine after winning the Corales Puntacana Championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

9. Swafford is a supporter of breast cancer research after his mother had the disease. Swafford also supports 'The First Tee' where his wife Katherine is on the board.

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10. In September 2020, Swafford won the Corales Puntacana Championship. The American was playing with a major medical extension after a rib injury and foot surgery.

11. Swafford is sponsored by PXG, NetJets, Guarantee Trust Life, Angel Oak Capital Advisors and OneStream. The American uses Ping driver and fairway woods, PXG irons, TaylorMade wedges and Odyssey putter.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x