Matthew NeSmith

Matthew NeSmith

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 215 (97 kg)
Age: 29 (September 29, 1993)
Birthplace: North Augusta, South Carolina
Residence: Aiken, South Carolina
Family: Wife, Abigail

Education: University of South Carolina (2016, Sociology)
Turned Professional: 2016
City plays from: Aiken, SC, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 125 in 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2019 (1) Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

61 - 2022 Valspar Championship (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#4 : 2023 Shriners Children's Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#89 : 2023 ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Career Largest Paycheck:

$712,000 : 2023 Shriners Children's Open (Finished 2)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the third consecutive season and finished No. 83 in the official FedExCup standings. Recorded two top-10s, highlighted by a T3 at the Valspar Championship, and made 20 cuts in 28 starts.

PGA TOUR
Valspar Championship - Held the outright lead after the second round of the Valspar Championship before finishing T3, the first top-five of his PGA TOUR career. Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Finished T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Taylor Moore, his second top-five in four starts on TOUR.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 91 278 1 1 8 21 53 38 $4,669,968
2023 6 20 1 3 3 4 2 16 $1,236,493
2022 28 92 1 2 6 20 8 83 $1,539,142
2021 29 88 2 7 16 13 115 $1,111,102
2020 23 68 1 5 13 10 100 $783,232
2017 1 2 1
2016 1 2 1
2015 1 (A) 2 1
2013 1 (A) 2 1
2012 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 CUT T37
2021 CUT
2015 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 CUT
2021 CUT
2020 CUT

Personal


  • Grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina. From the age of 8, attended the Masters every year until leaving for college. First Masters memory includes taking a photo with Bernhard Langer.
  • His brother is a photo journalist in New York City and has photographed celebrities who have been on the cover of Vogue.
  • Proposed to Abigail on the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links in March 2018. Abigail was on the equestrian team at South Carolina.
  • He has been really close to Curing Kids Cancer, a non-profit based out of Atlanta, where Abigail has worked.
  • Also has volunteered to build bikes for families who need them for Christmas.
  • Loves to follow football recruiting.