Tour Report: No. 81: Charley Hoffman

December 8, 2012
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2013 PREVIEW: Charley Hoffman is fairly long and solid tee to green. But his putting stats took a tumble last year, as he finished 181st in strokes-gained putting, dropping 34 spots in the wrong direction, so that will likely be an area of emphasis during the offseason.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Hoffman hit seven figures for the fourth season but he squandered a golden opportunity to pick up his third career win at the Travelers Championship. He led by two through 70 holes but double bogeyed the 17th and bogeyed No. 18 to finish one stroke back. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I know Charley has to feel like one got away. He should have, won The Travelers Championship, but played the last two holes in three over par. Hoffman still made $1.2 million with two top-10s, but it’s only human nature to remember what might have been. Charley is a great driver and good iron player who had a frustrating year putting. He ranked 181st in strokes-gained putting.– Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Not to be confused with Tour grad and 2013 PGA TOUR rookie, Morgan Hoffmann (he of the double-n finish to his surname). The two-time TOUR winner isn’t a top-10 machine, but he’s not afraid of a full schedule, which has always allowed him to room to dial in his talents. He’s ranked inside the top 20 in birdie average in five of his seven years, but he’s also had trouble avoiding the big number. That qualifies him as a flier, but he’s better labeled as a safe commodity in long-term formats. Salary gamers can remain hands off at $1.276 million, however. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert



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Regular Season ranking


Final Playoffs ranking


Best finishes T2 Travelers Championship
By the Numbers

Starts: 27

Cuts made: 18

Rounds played: 88

Top-10 finishes: 2

Money List rank: 69th

TOUR ranking

Driving distance: 46th

Driving accuracy: 73rd

Greens in regulation: 61st

Strokes gained-putting: 181st

Scoring average: 125th


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