Chris J. Riley (born December 8, 1973) is an American golfer.Riley was born in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he became the first four-year All-American in any sport. In 1995 he played for the United States in the Walker Cup.Riley turned professional in 1996 and spent time on the Nationwide Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 and made the top thirty on the money list in 2002 and 2003. His sole PGA Tour victory came at the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open. He was a member of the losing 2004 United States Ryder Cup team and also played on a winning American team in that year's Tommy Bahama Challenge, which is an international match for pros aged 30 and under.Since his Ryder Cup appearance his form has faded away, finishing outside the top 125 on the money list in both 2005 and 2006. He has led the tour in withdrawal's 4 out of the last 5 years, setting a PGA Tour record. In 2007 he won the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby on the Nationwide Tour located in Byron, Minnesota.He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
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