Colt Knost
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Colt Knost
Colt Knost
Personal information
Born (1985-06-26) June 26, 1985 (age 34)
Garrettsville, Ohio
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas
CollegeSouthern Methodist University
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins2
Highest ranking92 (July 3, 2016)[1]
(as of March 15, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT70: 2016
U.S. OpenCUT: 2012
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2016
Achievements and awards

Colt Knost (born June 26, 1985) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career

Knost was born in Garrettsville, Ohio and grew up in Pilot Point, Texas. He was the Class 3A State Champion his senior year of 2003. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2007. While at SMU, he earned all-conference and all-region honors. He was also named the 2004 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Knost won three United States Golf Association events in 2007, joining Bobby Jones (1930) and Jay Sigel (1983) as the only players to do so. In July he won the U.S. Amateur Public Links over Cody Paladino, 6 & 4. In August he won he U.S. Amateur, 2 & 1 over Michael Thompson. In September he represented the United States at the 2007 Walker Cup. The United States won 12½ to 11½ and Knost posted a record of 2-0-2 (W-L-H). He was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for five weeks in 2007 before turning professional. Knost was awarded the inaugural Mark H. McCormack Medal by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 2007.

Professional career

Shortly after winning the 2007 U.S. Amateur, he turned professional, forfeiting his invitations to The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. Knost played in three events on the PGA Tour as a professional in 2007, making two of three cuts with his best finish coming at the Open, where he finished T-38. Knost went to qualifying school to try to earn his PGA Tour card for 2008 but his finish of T-85 was not good enough to earn him his card.

Knost played on the Nationwide Tour in 2008 and won the Fort Smith Classic and the Price Cutter Charity Championship. He finished 6th on the money list with $329,509 and earned his 2009 PGA Tour card. On the PGA Tour, Knost made only 11 of 24 cuts, with his best finish coming at the Bob Hope Classic where he finished T-25. He finished 193rd on the money list and returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2010.

By finishing 2010 at 15th on the Nationwide Tour money list, he earned his PGA Tour card again for 2011.

He finished only 156th in the Fedex Cup list for 2011, but was successful at the 2011 qualifying school (by the narrowest margin of one stroke). In 2012 he finished 120th to retain his PGA Tour card, but in 2013 he finished 184th and dropped back to the Tour.

In the 2014 Tour Finals he finished second (excluding the regular-season Top 25) and returned to the PGA Tour for 2015. He finished that season 91st on the FedEx Cup rankings to retain his Tour card.[2]

After missing the cut in the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Knost announced his retirement from professional golf.[3]

Knost now hosts a podcast with called "GOLFs Subpar" along with former professional golfer Drew Stoltz.

Amateur wins (3)

Professional wins (2)

Nationwide Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 11, 2008 Fort Smith Classic -12 (68-65-70-65=268) 1 stroke United States Darron Stiles
2 Jul 20, 2008 Price Cutter Charity Championship -26 (64-67-69-62=262) 4 strokes United States Webb Simpson

Nationwide Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island United States Brendan Steele Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T70

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

U.S. national team appearances

See also


  1. ^ "Week 27 2016 Ending 3 Jul 2016" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Colt Knost - PGA Tour Career Summary". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2016. 2015 - Events Played: 29, Made Cut: 17, Cut: 11, Withdrew: 1, Money: $1,066,553, FedExCup Points: 714 FedExCup Standing: 91
  3. ^ Myers, Alex (January 31, 2020). "Colt Knost announces his retirement after missing the cut at Waste Management Phoenix Open". Golf Digest.

External links

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