Charley Hoffman, a 40-year-old San Diego native, is married to Stacy Hoffman, and they are parents to two young daughters, Claire and Katelynn.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2000, Hoffman turned professional. After early struggles, he finally won his first event, the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He has yet to win a major championship, though. His best finish was ninth place at the 2015 Masters.
Here’s what you need to know about Hoffman’s wife and their children.
1. Hoffman & His Wife Met in High School
As Hoffman notes on his website, Hoffman and the 39-year-old Stacy had been friends since they went to Poway High School in Poway, California, a city just outside San Diego. Although they went to two different colleges far apart from each other, they stayed close and married in 2009. Today, the couple lives in San Diego with their children.
After graduating from high school, Hoffman attended UNLV until 1998 and earned a B.S. in Communications.
2. Stacy Went to Boston University & Works in Public Relations
While Hoffman stayed in the Western part of the country after high school, Stacy went across country to Boston University. Stacy works in public relations, according to a 2009 San Diego Union-Tribune profile of Hoffman.
According to Hoffman’s website, Stacy also participated in extracurricular activities in high school, as she was the Junior and Senior Class President.
During her time in public relations, Stacy has worked with major firms in San Diego, San Francisco and New York, representing Microsoft, MasterCard, Sara Lee and others.
3. Stacy Helped Hoffman Launch his Own Foundation in 2009
Although Hoffman struggled to make a living as a golfer for much of his early career, Hoffman and his wife still decided to create The Charley Hoffman Foundation in 2009. Their goal is to raise funds for charities to help children in San Diego and Las Vegas.
Stacy’s background in P.R. has been instrumental in getting the foundation off the ground. She has also helped out with the PGA Tour Wives Association, serving as media chair and on the Board of Directors as Vice PResident of Communication.
A statement on Hoffman’s website reads:
Stacy’s experience with event planning and media relations has allowed her to get involved with all kinds of charity work over the years. Charley’s golf career aside, she recognizes that her and Charley have both been fortunate to grow up with supportive families and given opportunities many children dream about. She feels privileged that her and Charley now have the ability to give back to others through the Charley Hoffman Foundation.
“We are fortunate to be in the position to start a foundation and our mission is to specifically help children,” Stacy told the San Diego Union Tribune in 2009. “Charley’s golf career aside, we both come from very supportive and loving families and were given many opportunities growing up that many children never receive.”
4. Hoffman & Stacy Have 2 Daughters – Claire & Katelynn
Hoffman and Stacy are the parents of two young daughters, Claire and Katelynn. As Golf.com notes, at the 2015 Masters, Claire was four and Katelynn was just a year old.
The 2015 Masters saw Hoffman’s best performance in a major tournament. Hoffman finished in ninth, earning $270,000.
Hoffman has competed in the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the past. His best finish at the U.S. Open was 37th at the 2016 tournament, while his best Open Championship finish was 35th in 2007. His best PGA Championship finish was 40th in 2013.
Hoffman is currently ranked #52 on the Official World Golf Rankings.
5. Claire Was Stung By a Bee at the 2016 Valero Texas Open
In April 2016, Hoffman won his fourth PGA Tour event, the Valero Texas Open. Usually, his tournaments end with Claire running to give her father a hug, but that tournament in San Antonio ended differently because poor Claire was stung by a bee!
After the tournament win, Hoffman found his daughter in tears. “She was in tears a little bit. I was also maybe in tears for another reason,” Hoffman told PGATour.com.
Still, Claire was well enough to ask her father the same question she always asks: “Did you win? Are we going to Hawaii?” The win meant that he would get to play at the 2017 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.