Las Vegas, Nevada (April 20, 2013)–Charley Hoffman was a member of the 1998 UNLV golf team which won the NCAA championship. And he still lives in Las Vegas and has made a name for himself as one of the best players on the PGA Tour with multiple wins including one at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Heading into the final two rounds of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, Hoffman shared the lead at 6-under par. –By Brian Hurlburt
It appears that Hoffman's game is coming into form as he is coming off a T3 finish at the Valero Texas Open, his most recent event before the RBC Heritage. Prior to that, he hadn't been near the leaders with his best 2013 finish being a T10 out of seven starts.
"I haven't been in contention the last few weeks," Hoffman told the medai following his round. "It feels good to get the blood flowing a little bit and have a chance on Sunday. Obviously would like to make a bunch of birdies and pull away, but it usually doesn't happen out here. I'm just looking at having a chance to go down 18 on Sunday."
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Hoffman is a very active member of the Las Vegas community, and annually hosts the Charley Hoffman Foundation Pro-Am during the Las Vegas PGA Tour event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He also is a new member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame.
Hoffman finished tied for 8th at the Hilton Head event in 2011, and may have figured out the key to the course. "You've got to drive the golf ball a little better," said Hoffman. "You've got to drive the golf ball pretty good out here, and I've been driving it pretty good, knock on wood. Because you can get it going sideways pretty quick out here. Made a couple of putts and hitting a lot of fairways and giving myself a chance for birdies, and a few are going in. I'm happy."