Philip Knowles

Philip Knowles

Height: 5'7" (1.7 m)
Weight: 162 (73 kg)
Age: 25 (October 16, 1996)
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida
Residence: Jacksonville, Florida
Family: Wife, Olivia

Education: University of North Florida 2019, Business Management
Turned Professional: 2019
City plays from: Jacksonville, FL, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 50 from 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Victories (1):
2021 (1) Auburn University Club Invitational.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

71 - 2023 Fortinet Championship (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#383 : 2023 Fortinet Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$0 : 2023 Fortinet Championship (Finished 999)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Earned his first PGA TOUR card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals after he began the season with conditional status. Earned his first start of the season at the LECOM Suncoast Classic, the fifth event of the year, and finished T22 as a sponsor exemption just outside his former hometown of Bradenton, Florida. Recorded his first top-10 of the year in the regular season finale, posting a T10 at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna and rising to No. 67 on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Eligibility Points List for a spot in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Followed it up with a T2 in the first event of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron, to earn his first TOUR card. Added a T17 at the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance to finish No. 4 on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Eligibility Points List.

Korn Ferry Tour
Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna - Entered the regular season finale at No. 88 on the Regular Season Points List, leaving him 13 spots out of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, and admitted midway through the week he had two flights booked: one for the first Finals event, one going back home. Held the outright 18-hole lead and shared the 54-hole lead before a final-round even-par 71 left him T10 at 13-under 271 at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna. Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron - Followed his first career top-10 in the regular season finale, which earned him a place in the Korn Ferry Tour finals, with a T2 in the first Finals event, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron. Opened the week with a 10-under 61 and maintained the outright lead through 54 holes, but bogeyed the 72nd hole in regulation after a failed up-and-down attempt from just off the back of the green and fell into a playoff with MJ Daffue and Will Gordon. Four-putted from just off the back of the green and double bogeyed the first playoff hole, which saw Gordon prevail. Still secured his first PGA TOUR card with the T2 finish.

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: 2 4 2
2023 1 2 1
2018 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Personal


  • Lettered in three sports in high school: golf, baseball and soccer.
  • Met his wife, Olivia, when she qualified for the boys golf team in high school; she went on to become a cheerleader at Clemson University from 2013-17.
  • Sister-in-law, Mallory Cecil, won the 2009 individual singles national title at the NCAA Championships as a freshman for Duke University's tennis program.
  • Has two brothers and three sisters.
  • Favorite athletes are Tiger Woods, Tim Tebow, and Roger Federer.
  • Favorite bands/musicians include: Needtobreathe, Beautiful Eulogy, Shane and Shane, Mumford and Sons and the Head and the Heart.