Men's Golf


Matt Hoffman
Matt Hoffman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thornhill, Ontario

High School:
St. Robert Catholic H.S.

Birthdate:
03/30/1987

AT ILLINOIS

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.

2008-2009:
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

2007-08:
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

2006-07:
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.

2005-06:
Sat out the year as a redshirt.

High School
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.

Personal
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
Woods-Titlest Irons- Titleist
Putter- Taylormade
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


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