Since turning professional in 2000, Charles Howell III has become one of the PGA TOUR’s top young players. After being named the 2001 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, he saw his first TOUR victory at the 2002 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, and defeated Phil Mickelson in a playoff for his second victory at the 2007 Nissan Open. He has earned more than 40 top-10 finishes throughout his career and more than $18 million in official PGA TOUR career earnings.
Growing up near Augusta National Golf Club, Charles first began playing golf at the age of seven and by the age of 11 had won five tournaments. He was named the 2000 NCAA Champion during his junior year at Oklahoma State, breaking the NCAA Championship record by six strokes with his winning score of 23-under-par. The previous record holders included Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard.
Following his 2007 victory, Charles has continued to climb leader boards with 12 top-10 finishes. In 2008, he surpassed $1 million in earnings for the eighth consecutive season, finishing the year 69th on the Money List. Last season, Howell recorded six top-10 finishes while making 23 of 28 cuts. In 2011, he had seven top-10 finishes, including two-third place finishes. He ended the season No. 25 on the Money List and 19th in the FedExCup standings.
On TOUR, Charles' corporate partners include Lexus, among others.
|AWARDS & HONORS|
|1994||First Team AJGA All-American|
|1995||First Team AJGA All-American|
|1996||First Team AJGA All-American
AJGA Player of the Year
|1998||First Team All-American|
|1999||First Team All-American|
First-Team All American
Received NCAA's Jack Nicklaus Award for player of the year
Received Fred Haskins Award for most outstanding collegiate golfer in the U.S.
Big 12 Champion
Big 12 Player of the Year
Represented United States at 2000 Palmer Cup
|2001||PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year|
|PGA TOUR VICTORIES (2)|
|2002||Michelob Championship at Kingsmill|
|NATIONAL TEAMS (2)|
|2003||The Presidents Cup|
|2007||The Presidents Cup|
|AMATEUR VICTORIES (1)|
|1996||Rolex Tournament of Champions|