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BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC
Actor George Lopez (right) olds up the hand of Charley Hoffman of Las Vegas, Nevada (left) after Hoffman won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at The Classic Club in Thousand Palms, California on January 21, 2007. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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Charley Lindley Hoffman (born December 27, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Hoffman was born in San Diego, California. He won the California State High School Championship in 1994 and 1995, becoming the first two time winner. He qualified three times for the Buick Invitational as an amateur. In college, Hoffman was a member of the 1998 NCAA Championship team at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was an honorable mention All-American in the same year. While at UNLV, his team-mates included Chris Riley, Chad Campbell, Bill Lunde and Adam Scott. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in Communications and turned pro that same year.

Hoffman struggled in his first year on the Nationwide Tour in 2000, only making four of 19 cuts. He had a better year in 2001, making 12 of 23 cuts including a top-10 finish. He only played in three events on tour in 2002, making one cut. He also played in three events on the European Tour where he finished tied for 5th at the Madeira Island Open and tied for 12th at the Qatar Masters. Hoffman did not play on tour in 2003 but returned in 2004 and won his first professional event at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic. In 2004 Hoffman made 13 of 15 cuts and recorded two top-10 finishes and 10 top-25 finishes. 2005 was Hoffman's breakthrough year on tour, making 18 of 26 cuts while recording a runner up finish, 8 top-10s and 12 top-25s. He earned $212,322 on the year and finished 19th on the money list, earning him his PGA Tour card for 2006. Hoffman also won the 2005 Straight Down Fall Classic with Ed Cuff, Jr.

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