Matthew NeSmith

Matthew NeSmith

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 215 (97 kg)
Age: 28 (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 2020-21 FedExCup standings (thru 2021-22)

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:

#28 : 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#135 : 2021 Valspar Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$460,200 : 2022 Valspar Championship (Finished 3)

2021-22 Season Highlights


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: 81 246 1 5 18 47 34 $3,388,297
2022 24 80 1 2 6 18 6 63 $1,493,964
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
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.