Birdies- Hossler has played a total of 40 rounds this season. Within those 40 rounds, he has made 147 birdies, putting him at 15th on the rankings for most birdies made on the PGA Tour.
Area for Improvement
Driving Accuracy- In 2018, Hossler has so far only hit 210 fairways of the possible 559. This makes his driving accuracy percentage 55.46%, putting him at 162nd in the rankings. If Hossler were to hit a few more fairways in the future, this may help his overall greens in regulation percentage and add to his list of birdies.
A Look At Beau Hossler’s Swing
Five Facts about Beau Hossler
1. Finished 29th in the 2012 U.S. Open
At the age of 17, Beau Hossler qualified for his second consecutive U.S. Open held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA. Hossler became the first prep golfer since Mason Rudolph, in 1951, to qualify for consecutive Opens. If the name Hossler sounds familiar, you may remember the announcers constantly repeating his name midway through his second round. On his 32nd hole of the tournament, Hossler drained a 12-footer for birdie to pull ahead of the one and only Tiger Woods and into the solo lead. Unfortunately, his reign ended shortly and Hossler stumbled in his final round shooting a 76, but he became one of few to say he had the lead at a major before turning 18.
2. Finished his collegiate career with six wins and one year of eligibility left
In Hossler’s 2015-’16 season, the standout junior won five tournaments as an individual, making him the third player in Longhorn history to have won five events in one year. He joined the list of major champs that includes Ben Crenshaw and Justin Leonard and surpassed Texas legends Jordan Spieth, Tom Kite, and Brandel Chamblee for most wins in a season. His best tournament finish was a solid 18-under par at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational where he shot a career low of 64. In total, he carded 18 rounds in the 60s: two 64s, two 65s, three 67s. By the end of the year, Hossler was decorated with awards, including 2016 Big 12 Player of the Year, 2016 Ping-All America, and 2016 Fred Haskins Award winner.
Prior to Hossler’s standout season, he had one collegiate win his sophomore year and finished in the top-six five times. In that same year, he was selected for both the Palmer Cup Team (U.S.) and the Walker Cup Team (U.S.), qualified for the U.S. Open, and earned Big 12 Player of the Year.
3. Underwent surgery for a torn labrum prior to turning pro
In the 2016 NCAA Championship, Texas faced-off against USC in the semifinals. On the 15th hole of the match held at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, Hossler started to feel an excruciating amount of pain in his left shoulder. He continued to play out his final two holes and won the match to help propel Texas to the finals against Oregon. Unfortunately for Hossler and the Longhorns, he was unable to play in the final match where Texas went on to lose to Oregon 3-2. He had planned on turning pro and play in a series of PGA Tour events in hopes of winning enough money to earn his tour card for the 2016-2017 season, but he had to put his professional debut on hold. Post surgery, Hossler went through a four-month rehab period before he could take full swings.
4. Standout junior golfer
Before Hossler made a name for himself in college, his name was often whispered around junior golf events. Hossler is a two-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American and finished his senior year of high school ranked No. 3 in the Polo Golf Rankings. He earned four AJGA victories, including the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, where he set the tournament record with a 15-under-par 198. Hossler also finished fourth at the Thunderbird International Junior. Because of his outstanding performance, he was selected to be a member of the victorious U.S. Team for the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup. In 2011, he would win the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships (boys 15-17) held at Torrey Pines. He was also a medalist in the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur. Before committing to Texas, he was ranked the No. 2 junior player in the Golfweek Junior rankings.
5. Earned his PGA Tour card without playing status on any tour
Compared to the 20-plus Web.com events most of the pro’s competed in, Hossler only had 11 starts. This is what made Hossler’s card-clenching accomplishment even more impressive. Out of the 11 events, he made 10 cuts and had two top-10 finishes. His most important tournament was the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, where he survived a playoff in the Monday qualifier to get into the field. He ended up finishing tied for second in the event to earn Special Temporary Membership on the Web.com Tour. That enabled him to play every week for the rest of the season. Hossler ended up playing in nine consecutive events to get his PGA Tour card and overall earned $164,326 and was ranked 23rd on the money list.
So far in the 2018 season, the 22-year-old has earned two top-10 finishes and has made 9 of 11 cuts. At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Hossler shared a 36-hole lead at 12-under par with the current number one world ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson. Unfortunately he took himself out of contention shooting a 74 and 76 the next two days. Prior to this event, he competed in the Waste Management Phoenix Open and on the third day put himself on the first page of the leaderboard with a 64. This year, he’s had 20 rounds in the 60s and is not shy of proving that he deserves to be on the PGA Tour. Building on his consistency will be his biggest battle in order to earn some W’s in the future.