FORT WORTH, Texas – Arizona junior Tiger Christensen has been named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List, which honors the top collegiate golfer based on their performances in college, amateur and professional events with exemptions. Christensen is one of 40 golfers on the list and part of the seven-golfer contingency of honorees from the Pac-12 Conference.
Christensen finished last week’s Arizona N.I.T. in Tucson tied for third at 16-under par, which propelled the Wildcats to a program record team score of 50-under for the tournament. Arizona shot 20-under, as a team, in the second and third rounds of the event that tied for the second-lowest scoring rounds in program history. He shot a final-round score of 64, which matched his career low. By posting rounds of 67, 69 and 64 in Arizona’s home tournament, Christensen has now broken 70 in each of his last six competitive rounds.
The successful start to 2024 at Omni Tucson National came after he collected his first collegiate win at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup in October. Christensen won the event by shooting 19-under, which was the lowest 54-hole score ever by an Arizona Wildcat. His blistering low scores in the win in Texas also earned Christensen Pac-12 Golfer of the Week honors.
With a World Amateur Golf Ranking of 72 entering Arizona’s next tournament, Christensen has already cemented his place among the world’s best. The Hamburg, Germany native qualified for The 151st Open Championship last summer, playing in the major at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Christensen and the rest of the Arizona Men’s Golf program will return to action next week by competing in the John Burns Intercollegiate for a 40th time in school history. The Wildcats will tee off in Hawai’i beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15.