About Chez Reavie

By Matthew Fortuna

Chez Reavie is a professional golfer from the United States who has enjoyed moderate success at the collegiate, amateur and professional levels. He has golfed on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour and has participated in all the major PGA championship events. Known for his small size and youthful appearance, Reavie has relied on his accuracy and his putting as a professional.

Early Years

Born in Wichita, Kansas, on November 12, 1981, Chez Reavie is referred to by the shortened version of his middle name, Chesney. Though he makes his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, he was raised with the distinct style of Southern golf, followed by PGA peer Boo Weekley. Reavie, only 23 by the time he turned professional, is smaller in stature than most of his peers at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds.

Golf Beginnings

Chez Reavie began golfing in his mid-teenage years and developed his game to become a scratch golfer in high school. His career began in earnest at Arizona State University, where he dominated the team as a three-time All-American golfer. He also won the 2003 U.S. Public Links Championship.

Nationwide Tour

Turning professional on May 5, 2004, Reavie joined the Nationwide Tour in 2006. He made his first 15 cuts and finished in the top 25 in more than half of those events. He also placed at least 13th or better in his final 12 events played in 2007, and won the Knoxville Open that same year to finish 18th on the Nationwide money list. This was good enough to earn him a card for the PGA Tour for 2008.

PGA Tour

After punching his Tour card, Reavie went on to win the 2008 RBC Canadian Open in July, just edging out Billy Mayfair. This win would assure him a spot on the PGA Tour for at least the next two years. He tied for fifth at the 2008 Bob Hope classic and earned a $180,000 check, his biggest as a professional to that point.

Career Accomplishments

Reavie earned over $1.7 million in the first five years of his career, and in his two professional wins he has gained the respect of peers as a golfing force to be reckoned with. He has finished as high as 62nd in the U.S. Open and 60th in the PGA Championship in 2008. His career scoring average is just under 72, with an impressive putting average of just under 30 and a driving average of 277 yards.

About The Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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