2009-10:Finished in a tie for fourth in the Boilermaker Invitational in April Finished tied for ninth in the Windon Memorial in October Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship honoree.
2008-09: Posted the top Illinois score in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Had three-top ten finishes after posting two top 10s in 2007-08 Carded a career low round of 65 at the Windon Memorial Classic in the fall Hosted the Fighting Illini Insider show on the Big Ten Network
Posted the top Illinois score in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Had three-top ten finishes after posting two top 10s Carded a career low round of 65 at the Windon Memorial Classic in the fall Hosted the Fighting Illini Insider show on the Big Ten Network
Played in six tournaments on the year, ranking fourth on the Illini with a 77.24 stroke average Recorded first career Top-25 finish at the Kepler Intercollegiate, finishing in a career-high 23rd place Tallied career-low tournament score with a 226 at the Fossum Invitational Carded a pair of career-low rounds of 74 on the year, during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate and the first round of the Fossum Invite Illinois' third finisher at the Kepler Intercollegiate and the Big Ten Championships Earned first Varsity "I" award.
Sat out the year as a redshirt.
Set the course record at his home course with a score of 63 Named Athlete of the Year Placed fourth at the high school championships Coached by Mike Fitzpatrick.
Born March 30, 1987 Son of Richard and Elizabeth Hoffman Majoring in kinesiology Biggest thrill was setting record at home course Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods because he is fun to watch Credits his mom for influencing his athletic career by being a great role model for him.
Getting to Know Hoffman
Favorite athlete: Steve Nash Favorite professional sports team: Detroit Red Wings What attracted you to Illinois? Practice facilities Nickname: The Hoff Career plans: Grad school broadcasting (baseball announcer) Favorite food: Pizza Favorite TV Show: 24 Favorite musical group: Linkin Park Favorite movie: Batman -- Darknight Favorite place to eat in Champaign-Urbana:?Dos Reales Favorite golf course: Pacific Dunes in Portland, Ore. My dream job would be: Announcer/Commentator for the Blue Jays What I've learned from Coach Small: How to chip and putt If I weren't playing golf, which sport would you want to play? hockey Secret talent: Announcing baseball games just like Bob Uecker from Major League
What's in the Bag?
Driver- Srixon R
Ball- Titleist Pro V1x
Hoffman's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low 18 Low 54
2006-07 17 1,313 77.24 74(2) 226
2007-08 23 1,680 73.04 67 213
2008-09 33 2,433 73.73 65 208
2009-10 40 3,005 75.12 68 216
Totals 113 8,431 74.61 65 208