Profile: Chris Riley
- Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
- College: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
- Birthdate: December 8, 1973
- Age: 30
- Turned Professional: 1996
Career Ryder Cup Performance
|Years||Final pos. - Points|
|Debut||10 - 576.786|
Riley's father got him and his brother, Kevin, started in golf. Both bothers played on the Nike Tour in 1998. . .Chris earned his PGA Tour card for 1999 by placing 28th at the '98 PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
1 - 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open
1998 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.06 (ranked 51st); money $74,239 (ranked 35th); best finish 2nd, Nike South Florida Classic and Nike Monterrey Open.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.96 (ranked T65th); money $367,805 (ranked 112th); best finish T7th, Sony Open in Hawaii and Buick Invitational.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 94 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 4; money $660,707 (ranked 71st); best finish 4th at the John Deere Classic and Air Canada Championship
Scoring - 70.72 / (45th); driving distance - 272.9 / (104th); driving accuracy -68.7% / (99th); GIR - 64.7% / (130th); putting - 1.773 / (84th); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (58th) / total birdies - 341; sand saves - 62.7% / (8th); scrambling - 64.2% / (13th); all-around rank - 694 / (69th).
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 100 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,198,225 (ranked 45th); best finish 2nd at the Sprint International;
Scoring - 70.67 / (51st); driving distance - 276.3 / (126th); driving accuracy -71.2% / (44th); GIR - 65.1% / (132); putting - 1.751 / (40th); birdie average - 3.83 per rd / (40th) / total birdies - 383; sand saves - 52.4% / (91st); scrambling - 61.9% / (54th); all-around rank - 604 / (56th).
Doubled his career earnings on the PGA TOUR. Had five top-10s with four of them coming in July and Aug..
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 100 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 5; money $2,032,979 (ranked 23rd); Winner at the Reno-Tahoe Open
Scoring - 70.17 / (17th); driving distance - 272.7 / (166th); driving accuracy -70.5% / (56th); GIR - 65.1% / (113th); putting - 1.713 / (3rd); birdie average - 4.01 per rd / (13th) / total birdies - 401; sand saves - 53.5% / (64th); all-around rank - 583 / (38th).
Financially he improved his 2002 output by over $100,000. For the fifth year in a row improved upon his previous years earnings, has done it every year he has been on the PGA Tour.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 90; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 7; money $2,178,133 Rank (23rd); Best finish: 2nd at the Greater Hartford Open & John Deere Classic
Scoring - 70.26 / (27th); Driving Distance - 279.3 / (147th); Driving Accuracy - 66.0% / (109th); GIR - 61.5% / (176th); Putting - 1.744 / (25th); Birdie Average - 3.79 per rd / (53rd) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 50.4% / (94th); All-Around Rank - 739 / (93rd).