Charley Hoffman, PGA TOUR
Charley Hoffman made his mark at UNLV as a Rebel golfer from 1995-99. A 1998 honorable mention All-American, the Poway, Calif., native, was an integral part of UNLV’s 1998 national championship in Albuquerque, N.M., as he recorded a top-20 finish by turning in a 283 total, which ranks tied for eighth in program history for best 72-hole score.
Hoffman turned in a scoring average of 72.51 during that national championship season in 1997-98 and finished his Rebel career with a 73.54 career scoring average. Hoffman graduated from UNLV in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business.
A rookie on the PGA Tour in 2006, he finished 19th on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list. He posted eight top-10s, including a tie for second at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs. He won the 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic on the Nationwide Tour for his first Tour win.
Hoffman’s first PGA Tour victory came at the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. His best PGA Tour finish in 2005 was a tie for 56th at the Buick Invitational and his best finish in 2006 was a tie for fifth at the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas. He recorded five top-10 finishes in 2006, two in 2007, three in 2008 and four in 2009, including a second-place finish at the FBR Open.
In 2010, he won his second PGA Tour title, this time at the Deutsche Bank Championship. In 2011, Hoffman had two top-10 finishes and a total of six top-25s. In 2012 he had two top-10 finishes, including a tie for second at the Travelers Championship and in 2013 he was in the top-10 five times with his best finish being a tie for third at the Valero Texas Open. He has turned in five more top-10 finishes in 2014.
For his career, Hoffman has earned more than $14.5 million on the PGA Tour. He has made 179 cuts in 252 career PGA Tour events played, including 72 top-25 finishes and 33 top-10s. He has also finished as runner-up in three events.
He is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in 2008. Hoffman was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.