Nick Watney

Professional Golfer

High School:  Davis

College:  Fresno State University

* PGA Tour Career: 2003 - Present 
* 10 Professional Wins
* 5 PGA Tour Wins 

* 3 Time All-American Golfer


Nick is one of the most accomplished Sacramento area golfers. He attended Davis High School and played for his uncle, Mike Watney, at Fresno State: where he was a 3-time All-American. Despite the family history, Nick wasn't offered a scholarship and had to walk on to the team.  He turned pro in 2003 and has become one of the more consistent golfers on the tour winning a total of 10 tournaments including 5 PGA Tour victories. 


2011 was a big year for Nick as he won several tournaments.  The biggest  was at the WGC - Cadillac Championship at Doral.  He then won the AT&T National where he shot a 27 on the back nine which tied the second lowest nine hole record on the PGA Tour.  He was a member of the 2011 President’s Cup Team where he defeated K.J. Choi on the final day to give the United States a distinct advantage over the International Team, leading them to the Championship.  During that time Nick ascended into the top 10 of the World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.  He finished the 2011 season ranked third on the PGA Tour money list.  

 

Other highlights include his double eagle on the par-five, 17th hole of the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.  He became only the third man ever to do that in U.S. Open history.  He then won the Barclays, the first of four FedEx Cup events to take the outright lead in the FedEx Cup Standings.  It was his first playoff event victory in his career.  Nick continues today to be one of the top golfers on the PGA Tour.  

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