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Nick Dunlap: Player Profile

 

Who is Nick Dunlap?

Nick Dunlap is a future star of the PGA Tour, having claimed victory at The American Express as an amateur in early 2024.

Dunlap was born and raised in Alabama, and went on to represent the University of Alabama during his college years. He won for the first time during his freshman season, and would go on to win several times. He won the US Junior Amateur Championship in 2021, and two years later, claimed the US Amateur Championship crown – becoming only the second man in history to do so. 

The American played in the US Open in both 2022 and 2023 thanks to those Amateur Championship victories, but failed to make the cut on either occasion. He received a sponsor’s exemption to play in The American Express in January 2024, and made history. Dunlap became the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour in 33 years, and also tied the low round by an amateur on the tour during the course of his victory. 

Nick Dunlap | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Nicholas Dunlap
Born: December 23, 2003
Nationality: United States
Residence: Alabama, United States

Career

College: University of Alabama
Turned Pro: N/A
Professional Wins: 1
Highest World Ranking: 68 – January 22, 2024

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – DNP
– PGA Championship – DNP
– US Open – CUT (2022, 2023)
Open Championship  – DNP

Professional Wins – 1

2024 (1) – The American Express

Nick Dunlap | What’s In His Bag?

Dunlap is yet to sign a kit deal with any of the major players in the game, so his bag is a mismatch of clubs. To win The American Express, he used a TaylorMade Qi10 driver and P7MC irons, along with an MG3 and three MG4 wedges. There was also a PING G425 fairway wood, Srixon ZX 3-iron and an Odyssey putter. Dunlap uses the Titleist Pro V1 ball.

You can read our full piece on what’s in Nick Dunlap’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nick Dunlap

When and where was Nick Dunlap born?

Nick Dunlap was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 2003, just a couple of days before Christmas. He played golf from a young age, at the nearby Greystone Golf & Country Club. 

When did Nick Dunlap turn professional?

He hasn’t yet! Dunlap is still an amateur, which makes his American Express victory even more incredible. He is still a student at the University of Alabama. 

How many PGA Tour titles has Nick Dunlap won?

As of early 2024, Nick Dunlap has one victory on the PGA Tour. That came at The American Express, where he carded a 60 en route to a one-shot win over South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

Nick Dunlap

Did you Know?

Making Amateur History

With his victory at The American Express in January 2024, Nick Dunlap became the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour in over three decades. Phil Mickelson was the last man to do so when he won the Northern Telecom Open in 1991. It was also the first time he had made a cut at a professional event.

During the event, Dunlap also equalled the record for the lowest round on the PGA Tour by an amateur. He carded a 60 in the third round of the competition, tying Patrick Cantlay’s record.

US Junior & US Amateur Double

Dunlap is one of just two people to have won both the US Junior Amateur Championship and the US Amateur Championship. The other man to do so… Tiger Woods.

Sub-60 at 12

Incredibly, Dunlap carded a round of 59 at the age of 12. It came at the Highland Park Golf Course in Alabama during a junior tournament. Unsurprisingly, Dunlap won the event, by a whopping 13 strokes. 

Other Nick Dunlap Articles

What is it like to make your Players Championship debut?

Nick Dunlap turns professional after making PGA Tour history

Incredible! This amateur ace has made PGA Tour history…

The complete list of amateur winners on tour

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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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