Player Profile

Charles Howell III

Charles Howell III grew up near Augusta National GC, home of the Masters. He started playing golf at age 7 and shot his first sub-70 tournament round at age 10, the same age at which he began taking lessons from instructor David Leadbetter. He won five tournaments before his 11th birthday.
BIOGRAPHY
FULL NAME: Charles  Howell III
HEIGHT: 5-11 (180cm)
WEIGHT: 155 (70kg)
BIRTHDATE: June 20, 1979
BIRTHPLACE: Augusta, GA
RESIDENCE: Orlando, FL
FAMILY: Wife, Heather
EDUCATION: Oklahoma State University
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Fitness, nutrition, fishing
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 2000
JOINED TOUR: 2001
EXEMPT STATUS: 2002 tournament winner (through 2004)


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Howell with wife, Heather, holding 2002 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill trophy.
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After turning pro in 2000 at age 21 he quickly qualified to join the PGA Tour and at age 25 he is going from strength to strength. In 2001 he was Rookie of the Year and went on to win his first PGA title in 2002, the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill.

In 2003 Howell surpassed the $2-million mark for the second consecutive season, having made the cut in 29 of 31 starts and played the most rounds on Tour with 115. Six times he finished in the top ten including two second places, one of which was in a playoff.

So far in 2004 he has accumulated $1,239,102 in official tournament earnings and stands at 30th on the PGA Money List, having made 13 cuts from his 18 starts and registered three top-10 finishes in his last 6 tournaments.

He was one of only 3 players to shoot a sub-par round, a 68, on the tough Shinnecock Hills course on the Saturday of this year's U.S. Open.


Howell with 2003 President's Cup team-mate, Tiger Woods. Getty Images

He looks likely to add to his tally of titles very soon. Last week in the final round of the Booz Allen Classic he fought his way up to within two shots of Adam Scott with 7 birdies but Scott was also on good form and managed to hold off the challenge. Watch out for this young gun who is among the best of his generation.
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Article by Andy Smith

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