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Matthew NeSmith

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Matthew NeSmith

Born: 29 September 1993
Birthplace: N. Augusta, South Carolina, USA
College: University of South Carolina
Resides: Aiken, South Carolina, USA

Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 0
Other Wins: 1

Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐


Matt struggled with injuries and form upon turning professional in 2016 and it was not until the 2019 season on the Korn Ferry Tour that he was able to display any kind of consistent results.  Posting a win at the 2019 Albertsons Boise Open and backing it up with a good display at the end of year finals, he was able to graduate to the PGA Tour for the 2020 season.

Matt posted a couple of top 10 finishes in 2020 but slipped out of the top 250 in the world in 2021. He made 17/29 cuts but only managed one top 10 all year.

Significant info

Matthew proposed to his wife on the green of Harbour Town golf links, home of the RBC Heritage, so he will have special memories attached to this event.

He lives in Aiken, South Carolina and practices with Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner. 

Pressure Performance Analysis

Matt has been solid recently in contention and a win might be close.  His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐.

​October 2022
Started the final round of the Shriners Open 3 shots behind the leaders and shot 66 to finish 3 shots back.

March 2022
✅ Started the final round 2 shots behind at the Valspar Championship and shot 71 to miss out on the playoff by one. A solid effort given his contention rust. 

August 2019 
His sole victory at the 2019 Albertsons Boise Open came when trailing the 3rd round leader by 3 shots and claiming a one shot win.  Matt is quoted as saying he had no idea his 15 ft birdie putt on the last was for the win.

August 2019 
❌ Matthew held the lead after 3 rounds at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae but shot a disappointing 72, which was the joint worst score of anyone in the top 40 to slip back to 6th place.


Favourite Tournament 
Unsurprisingly given it is a home game, Matt enjoys The RSM Classic.  He's posted top 15 finishes there in consecutive years.

Wind Expert 
Matt is a solid wind player, posting good results at the RSM and in Puerto Rico.

Playoff Record

Matthew has yet to be in a playoff.

Significant Quotes