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Born: 24 February 1995
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
College: Oklahoma State University
Resides: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other Wins: 2
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐
Kristoffer is a former college teammate of Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff who had success at the NCAA Championships. Like Hovland, Ventura is a Norwegian but also lived in Mexico as a youngster. Unlike Hovland and Wolff, Ventura played the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, earning his progression to the PGA Tour by winning twice.
Kristoffer only turned pro in 2018.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Kristoffer's Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐ for the time being. He's struggled when in contention on the PGA Tour to date and will probably come from off the pace to record his first win on Tour.
❌ Began the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship one shot behind J.T. Poston, Sergio Garcia and Cameron Davis. Shot a disappointing 71 (his worst score of the week) to slip to 6th.
❌ Began the final round of the Safeway Open 1 shot behind leaders and shot 70 to finish in 7th place, 4 shots behind winner Stewart Cink, who shot 65.
❌ Began the final round 3 shots behind at the Korn Ferry Challenge at Sawgrass. Shot 67 to finish 2 shots behind winner Luke List who shot also 67. Should be noted he was within 1 shot after 9 holes then bogied 3 holes in a row before recovering.
➖ Trailed by one at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. Shot a 69 to finish third.
✅ Led by a shot going into the final round of the Pinnacle Bank Championship. Shot a 70 to win by two shots and wrap up his PGA Tour card for 2020.
✅Used the experience from a few weeks before to shoot a final round 65 (joint best of the day) at the Utah Championship to come from 3 back to get into a playoff, which he ultimately won. Included four birdies in his last seven holes.
❌ Trailed by 1 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am going into the final round. Shot a 69 (joint second worst score of anyone in the top 30) to finish 3rd.
Kristoffer's two wins both came immediately after poor finishes the week before. His first win came after a 66th place finish and his second win came after a missed cut. He doesn't need to be playing well to win. He is also very inconsistent, having missed over 50% of cuts since turning pro.
Events to back Ventura
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Kristoffer paired up with good friend, Viktor Hovland in 2021. A disastrous final round saw them slip from 4th to 25th but that might keep their price high for 2022. Look out for the pair if they play together this \year.
Kristoffer defeated Joshua Creel to earn his first win on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019.
2019 Utah Championship
“Going back to nationals [in college], really those feelings were the same as they were today. I was prepared for this moment.”