Woody Austin

Woody Austin

Professional Golfer in the PGA Tour
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Woody Austin (born January 27, 1964) is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Austin was born in Tampa, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. He turned professional in 1986 and currently resides in Derby, Kansas with his wife and two children.

Woody won Rookie of the Year honors on the PGA TOUR in 1995. He has won three times on tour: the 1995 Buick Open, the 2004 Buick Championship, and the 2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship (shooting a final round 62). During the 2007 Presidents Cup, Austin fell into a pond while attempting to hit a shot with one foot in the water, which earned him the nickname of “Aquaman”. Aquaman has referred to as “hero” of the President’s Cup as the USA went on to defeat the International team and win the Presidents Cup!

At the 2007 PGA Championship, Austin finished in 2nd behind Tiger Woods, which is his best Major finish. This achievement moved Austin into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He has surpassed $13,000,000 in career earnings which places him 60th among active PGA Tour players. Woody was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and is still playing some of the best golf of his career.


The 2007 PGA Championship was the hottest major championship on record, where temperatures reached a scorching 103 degrees. Thanks to Vitalyte, Woody Austin was able to brave the heat, while battling Tiger Woods all the way to the finish. While other golfers struggled with deydration caused by these high temperatures, Woody’s game was unaffected… Thanks to Vitalyte!


Woody Austin

Q & A

How long have you being playing/participating in your sport?
32 years. I began playing when I was 13 years old. 
What is your earliest memory of your sport? And, what is your best memory?

My earliest memory was making a hole in one while playing with my dad when I was a kid. My best memory was the President’s Cup experience, not just one moment but the entire week was very special and it is my most memorable. 
What is your favorite place to play/participate in your sport?

Harbour Town Golf Links. It is the course where we play the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head Island every year. 
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of your sport?

Basketball, Softball, Bowling, Coaching my two boys. 
What is your favorite thing about Vitalyte?

It’s very simple, it tastes great and it works!
What is your favorite flavor of Vitalyte?

What is playing in your iPod right now? What kind of music do you listen to while training?

Don’t really listen to music on my iPod, but I am a big country music fan. 
What is your training regimen and any advice for those out there to help improve their game?

Stretching, I do it every day and before playing and practicing. I am not a big work out guy I prefer to get exercise and conditioning through playing sports like basketball. 
What is your favorite quote?

“life is not a bowl of cherries” 
What is your favorite movie?

I am more of a TV guy then a movie guy. I like action movies like Die Hard, the Bourne Movies but my favorite TV shows on right now are ER, Boston Legal and Grey’s Anatomy.
If you could meet anyone who would it be and why?

Magic Johnson. He was my all time favorite player, I think he was the best so it would be great to meet him.

Current Standings

Currently 9th in The Charles Schwab Cup Championship

2015 Champions Tour Season

  • 3rd at The Senior PGA Championship
  • T-3 at The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
  • T-4 at The Encompass Championship
  • T-5 at The Senior Open Championship
  • T-5 at The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
  • T-9 at The Toshiba Classic
  • T-9 at The Boeing Classic
  • T9- at The Insperity Invitational
  • T-10 at The Shaw Charity Classic
  • T-10 at The San Antonio Championship
  • 2014 Champions Tour Season

  • T-2 at The Dicks Sporting Goods Open
  • 3rd at The AT&T Championship
  • T-3 at The U.S Senior Open Championship
  • 5th at The Nature Valley First Tee Open
  • T-5 at The Boeing Classic
  • Career Highlights

  • 2007 USA Presidents Cup Team Member
  • Winner of The 2013 PGA Tour Sanderson Farms Championship
  • Winner of The 2007 PGA Tour St. Jude Championship
  • Winner of The 2004 PGA Tour Buick Championship
  • Winner of The 1995 PGA Tour Buick Open