Chris Williams: Looking back on amateur career
The circle of golf has
Chris Williams, who wrapped up his
amateur career as the world's No. 2 player in
Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Rankings, is
officially a professional.
The University of Washington graduate and
Idaho native is making his pro debut at this
Travelers Championship, following in the
footsteps of former top-ranked amateur
who made the switch in Hartford, Conn. at last
Williams played in his last event as an
last week, missing the cut at the U.S. Open.
gained entry by winning the 2012 McCormack
Medal and the consistency shown in winning
lofty award is the perfect representation of his
As we wish Nike's latest signee all the best in
the professional ranks, here's a look at some
highlights of Williams' amateur career:
• Won, in succession the 2011
Sahalee Players and Pacific Coast Amateur titles. His 66-66
at the Pac-Am helped a rally over a loaded
• Won the individual title at the 2012 NCAA Southwest Regional and
at the NCAA Championship. This year, he T14
at the East Regional and T32 at the NCAA
• In USGA competitions: Reached quarterfinals
010 Public Links; Made match play at the
2011 Public Links and U
.S. Amateur; Reached quarterfinal round
at 2012 U.S. Amateur.
• Was a member of the 2011 USA Walker Cup
team; Played for USA in the 2013 Copa de las Americas and the 2012 World Amateur Team.