Carlos Ortiz

Who is Carlos Ortiz?

He’s a winner on the PGA Tour and in LIV Golf, but who is Carlos Ortiz? Learn more about the Mexican with our player profile…


Carlos Ortiz is one of Mexico’s brightest talents, and a winner on both the PGA Tour and in the LIV Golf League.

Born in April 1991 in Guadalajara, Ortiz grew up playing the game, first picking up a set of golf clubs at the age of just 3. He would learn his trade at the local Country Club, where LPGA Tour legend Lorena Ochoa was also a member. Ortiz graduated from the University of North Texas in 2013, and he continues to reside in the state to this day.

Three wins on the Web.com Tour in his first full season saw him take home the Web.com Tour Player of the Year award for 2014, and he would soon make the jump to the PGA Tour. He would have to wait six years before securing a first PGA win, though, with that coming at home at the Vivint Houston Open.

Ortiz was one of several Latin American golfers to make the jump to the LIV Golf League, and after winning on the International Series in Oman at the start of 2024, he went on to claim his first LIV Golf win later that year. The victory also came in his home state, at LIV Golf Houston, winning for the eighth time in his professional career.

Carlos Ortiz | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Carlos Ortiz Becerra
Born: April 24, 1991
Nationality: Mexico
Residence: Dallas, Texas


College: University of North Texas
Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 8
Highest World Ranking: 44 – February 28, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – CUT (2021)
PGA Championship – T55 (2021)
– US Open – T52 (2019)
Open Championship – CUT (2021)

Professional Wins – 8

2014 (3) – Panama Claro Championship, El Bosque Mexico Championship, WinCo Foods Portland Open
2017 (1) – Bosque Real Championship
2020 (1) – Vivint Houston Open
2023 (1) – Copa Prissa
2024 (2) – International Series Oman, LIV Golf Houston

Achievements and Awards

Web.com Tour Player of the Year – 2014
Web.com Tour Money List Winner – 2014

Carlos Ortiz | What’s In His Bag?

Ortiz plays with a number of different brands throughout his bag, with PING being the main contributor. PING G430 driver is joined by a pair of PING G425 fairway woods and a PING G430 hybrid. S55 irons are also in play, along with a set of Vokey Design SM9 wedges. An Odyssey 2-Ball Ten completes his bag.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Carlos Ortiz

When and where was Carlos Ortiz born?

Carlos Ortiz was born in Guadalajara in Mexico in April 1991. He began playing golf at just 3-years-old, taking it seriously from the age of 8.

When did Carlos Ortiz turn professional?

Carlos Ortiz turned professional in 2013 after graduating from the University of North Texas. He spent some time on the Web.com Tour before making the jump to the PGA Tour. 

How many professional titles has Carlos Ortiz won?

As of June 2024, Carlos Ortiz is an eight-time winner during his professional career, with those victories coming on a number of tours. His biggest wins have come at the Vivint Houston Open on the PGA Tour, which he won in 2020, and his most recent win – the 2024 LIV Golf Houston title.

Who is Carlos Ortiz married to?

Carlos Ortiz  and partner Haley Thompson married in December 2017 after dating for eight years prior. They have two children – Sofia and Mia.

Did you Know?

Learning From Legends

Ortiz grew up in Guadalajara, and played his early golf at Guadalajara Country Club. This was also the home club of Lorena Ochoa – an LPGA Tour legend. He would often ask his fellow Mexican for advice, and it has paid off…

Siblings In Action

Carlos is not the only member of his family to play golf. His younger brother, Alvaro, is also a professional golfer, with a number of professional victories to his name. 

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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