8 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew Wolff

Already a winner on the PGA Tour winner, here are 8 facts you didn't know about Matthew Wolff.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew Wolff
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff is one of the hottest players on the planet at the moment thanks to his incredible college career, unorthodox swing, and his 1st PGA Tour victory in 2019. To make sure you know about him, here are eight things you didn't already know about him.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew Wolff

1. Wolff was born in Simi Valley in California and grew up in Agoura Hills in the same state. This is also where he currently resides.

2. Wolff originally committed to play golf at the University of Southern California but then withdrew to attend Oklahoma State.

3. Whilst there he helped the team win the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The team, which consisted of rising European star Viktor Hovland, Kristoffer Ventura, Austin Eckroat, Zach Bauchou and Wolff, beat Alabama 5-0 in the final.

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4. In 2019 Wolff would win the NCAA individual competition shooting 10-under, five strokes better than any other player in the field. This performance would earn him the Haskins Award, which is a trophy celebrating the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. Other winners include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas.

5. Wolff has one of the funkiest swings on Tour at the moment and he acknowledges that coaches and professionals have all tried to change it. Speaking to the Golf Channel about one particular pro, Wolff recollected; “He said that he wanted to give lessons to me, because he said that he could ‘fix me. He said my swing wouldn’t last.”

6. Whilst playing junior golf, Wolff started working with George Gankas a coach in California. Gankas said that when he first saw the swing he thought it was cool and thought about changing some things, but decided against it.

7. He collected his first PGA Tour win at the 3M Open in 2019 in which he shot 62-65 over the weekend. His best finish in a Major is 2nd at the 2020 US Open.

8. Whilst at University he was part of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.