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Matthew Anderson

Biography

Date of Birth
Apr 11, 2000
Hometown
Missisauga, Ont.
Home Club
Credit Valley Golf & Country Club
School
University of San Francisco
Years on Team
1

Anderson makes his debut on the Amateur Squad following a strong year with the University of San Francisco, earning three top 10 finishes, including a second place finish at the Oregon State Invitational. The Mississauga, Ont. native won the 2019 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship and qualified for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Matt or Ando

Q: How did you get into golf?

My parents gave me plastic clubs when I was 2 and I hit balls in my grandmothers living room. I played a real golf course for the first time when I was 4, entered tournaments at 8 and I have loved the game ever since.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

I use a red or blue sharpie and fill in a line over the Titleist logo.

Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

I am an only child.

Q: What was the last book you read?

Probably a book from high school, I don’t really read too much.

Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Matthew McConaughey

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

I loved hockey as well growing up and played for 12 years.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

Squat rack.

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

Definitely a swing video as those take up most of my camera roll.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

Family and friends I grew up with and I like the city a lot.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Only 3 tees in the pocket at any given time, using the same ball markers, or lucky alignment sticks.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

A spare pair of contacts.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Sicko Mode by Travis Scott

Highlights

  • T6 – 2019 Orange Co. Collegiate Classic (NCAA)
  • 2nd – 2019 Oregon State Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2019 Carpet Capital Collegiate (NCAA)
  • Champion – 2019 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship

Equipment

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x