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.
After turning professional in 2000, Charles Howell III was named the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year in 2001. 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.
Following his 2007 victory, Charles has continued to climb leaderboards, with multiple top-ten finishes. In 2008 he surpassed $1 million in earnings for the eighth consecutive season, finishing the year 69th on the money list. In 2010 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 and ended the season No. 25 on the Money List and 19th in the FedExCup standings. His 2013 season included 19 made cuts in 26 starts, with the best of his five top-10 finishes coming in his first two starts, finishing T3 at the Sony Open and losing in a playoff at the Humana Challenge. He finished the year No. 35 in the FedExCup.
He has had 68 top-10 finishes throughout his career and has more than $26 million in official PGA TOUR career earnings.
|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|