Matthew Anderson

Missisauga, Ont. • National Amateur Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth April 11, 2000
  • Hometown Missisauga, Ont.
  • Home club Credit Valley Golf & Country Club
  • School University of San Francisco
  • Years in team 1

Notable moments

  • 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
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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

Equipment

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x