Nick Watney Biography

Nick Watney

Quick Facts Of Nick Watney

Celebrated Name Nick Watney
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Nick
Birth Name Nicholas Alan Watney
Birth Date 1981-04-25
Gender Male
Profession Golfer
Place Of Birth Sacramento, California
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For Won the 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Taurus
High School Davis Senior High School
College / University Fresno State University
Career Start Turned professional in 2003
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
Body Build/Type Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Amber Watney
Married Date 2010
Children 4
Residence Henderson, Nevada
Source of Wealth Golfer (contracts, prize money, endorsements)
Net Worth $5 million

Nicholas Alan Watney, professionally known as Nick Watney is an American professional golfer. Having turned professional in 2003, he currently competes on the PGA Tour. He won his first professional win at the 2003 Lewis Chitengwa Memorial on the Canadian Tour and won his first PGA Tour event at the 2007 Zurich Classics of New Orleans. He won the biggest tournament of his career at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2011. He broke into the top ten rankings in July 2011. He reached World No. 9 after he won the AT&T National in 2011. As of 2020, he has won 5 PGA Tour, 1 European Tour, 1 Asian Tour, 1 Korn Ferry Tour, and 2 other events. He played collegiate golf at Fresno State University and won the Palmers Cup in 2002.

What is Nick Watney Famous For?

  • Won the 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
  • Won the 2011 AT&T National. 

Where is Nick Watney From?

Nick Watney was born on 25 April 1981. His birth name is Nicholas Alan Watney. His birth place is in Sacramento, California in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. Information about his parents will be updated soon. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Regarding his educational background, he attended Davis Senior High School. He started playing golf at high school. After high school, he attended Fresno State University. He was a three-time All-America golfer. He was part of his college team that won the Palmer Cup in 2002.

Nick Watney PGA Tour

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Nick Watney Career

  • Nick Watney turned professional in 2003.
  • He won his first professional event at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial on the Canadian Tour in 2003. 
  • He earned his qualification for the PGA Tour after he won the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship. 
  • He won his first PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2007.
  • The win took him into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
  • He won his second PGA Tour event at the 2009 Buick Invitational.
  • The win took him to number 76 in the World Golf Rankings. 
  • He also won the 2009 World Cup representing Team USA.
  • He tied for 18th place at the 2010 PGA Championship. He had a three-shot lead going into the final round. 
  • He won the biggest tournament of his career in 2011. He won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.
  • With the win, he reached the career-high ranking at number 15. 
  • He won his fourth PGA Tour title at the AT&T National in July 2011. 
  • With the win, he entered the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time at No. 9.
  • He finished the 2011 season ranked third on the PGA Tour money list. 
  • He was a member of the American team that won the 2011 President's Cup. He defeated K.J. Choi on the final day.
  • He made a double eagle on the par-five 17th hole during the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open. 
  • He won the first of the four FedEx Cup playoff events, The Barclays in August 2012. 
  • He finished fourth after the conclusion of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
  • He finished in 22nd on the PGA Tour's money list. 
  • He won the Malaysian CIMB Classic on the Asia Tour in October 2012. He set a course-record 61.

Nick Watney ranking

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  • He represented the PGA Tour team that won Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge in 2012.
  • He finished second at the BMW Championship in 2013. 
  • He finished fourth at the Farmers Insurance Open, ninth at The Barclays, and tenth at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the Wells Fargo Championship in 2013. 
  • He finished the 2013 season 24th on the PGA Tour's money list. 
  • He finished fifth at the Wyndham Championship and eighth at the Barracuda Championship in 2014. 
  • He finished the 2014 season 106th on the PGA Tour's money list. 
  • He finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, seventh at the Farmers Insurance Open, and tenth at the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2015. 
  • He finished the 2015 season 55th on the PGA Tour's money list.
  • His following season was affected due to a herniated disc in his lower back. 
  • He played the 2016-17 season on a Major Medical Extension. 
  • He tied for second place at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2018. 
  • He finished 88th on the PGA Tour's money list in 2018.
  • He tested positive for COVID-19 while playing in the RBC Heritage in June 2020.

Nick Watney wife

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Nick Watney Wife

Nick Watney is a married man. He is married to Amber Watney. They tied a knot to each other in 2010. The couple has 4 children together. More information about his personal life will be updated soon.

His residence is in Henderson, Nevada.

Nick Watney Height

Nick Watney stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 180 lbs 82 kg. He has an average body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Nick Watney Net Worth 

Nick Watney earns from his professional career as a golfer. Having turned professional in 2003, he has recorded 5 PGA Tour wins. As of 2020, he has made career earnings of $27.8 million. His income comes from contracts, prize money, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at around $5 million.  

Did You Know?

  • He played collegiate golf under his uncle Mike Watney at Fresno State University.
  • His uncle played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s.
  • He shot a 27 on the back nine at the 2011 AT&T National, which tied the second-lowest nine-hole score ever recorded on the PGA Tour.
  • He is the third man to record a double eagle in U.S. Open history, the feat he achieved at the 2012 U.S. Open.
  • He became the first PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19 in June 2020.
  • His cousin Heidi Watney is a journalist.