Weight: 180 lbs
Date of Birth: Nov. 2, 1981
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea
College: UC Berkeley
Turned Pro: 2003
Residence: Alameda, California
The Rex Hospital Open
Today starts the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This year Team TravisMathew will be well represented with James Hahn, Matt Jones, John Mallinger, Chris Kirk, Charley Hoffman and Max Homa all in the tournament, as well as TMCA brand ambassadors James Blake and Andy Roddick. (Stay tuned for Andy Roddick, Chris Kirk, John Mallinger, and James Blake to all be teeing it up together on Saturday at Pebble.)
We phoned James Blake who was already at the AT&T sponsored event but we were unable to connect with him due to poor cell phone reception.
The 2014 PGA Tour Season is underway, and many of our players are debuting this week at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta : Matt Jones, Charley Hoffman, John Mallinger and James Hahn. Below are some other highlights from the team thus far in the 2013-2014 PGA Tour Season.
Chris is proving that 2014 is going to be his year. Already Kirk has finished Top 25 4 out of 5 tournaments in which he has competed, including his win at the McGladrey Classic and his Second Place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Now, we don’t want to steal all of Chris’ credit but ever since Blackout Friday was launched Chris has finished the round in the lead.
We are excited to welcome our first major International player to the team. Originally from Sydney Australia, Matt is a perfect fit for the laid back lifestyle that TM represents. We are extremely excited to have him as part of the TravisMathew Family!
The Asian Brad Pitt can add another accomplishment to his resume; Hahn made an Albatross on the ninth hole at the Sony Open in Hawaii. When asked how he felt James simply replied, “Been there, done that.” James of course referring to this being his second Albatross of his career.
We are looking forward to watching the former world #1 ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay bring his no nonsense game and style to the PGA Tour in 2014.
Name: James Hahn
Nickname: The Asian Brad Pitt
Year Turned Pro: 2006
Recent Victories: “At this year’s TravisMathew Awesome Tour, Miguel Rivera (Charlie Hoffman’s player assistant) and I dominated at darts. We beat almost every team. The one team we didn’t beat was Team Brasher. He hit me with back-to-back shotguns. Needless to say I still let him win considering he’s the President of TravisMathew. If you’re thinking about playing in the Awesome Tour and beating me in darts, you better get that taste out of your mouth. Not gonna happen.
Infamous at TravisMathew for: Can’t be pranked
TM gear worn the most: “Ricket Hoodie because I like to keep my game tight.”
James Hahn Talks about TravisMathew and Gangnam before Pebble Beach.
Video Courtesy of The PGATour
After his birdie on the 16th hole at the Waste Management stop in Phoenix, James Hahn gave the crowd something extra. It was embraced by the crowd and celebrated by the media. Check out the video below.
With a T4 at the Humana Challenge and an epic rendition of Gangnam Style on the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, James Hahn takes the title for the January 2013 Player of the Month!
TravisMathew team leading at Humana Challenge after round 2.
TravisMathew players competing in this weekends Humana Challenge. Follow their action on the PGA Tour site.
James Hahn, aka “The Asian Brad Pitt”, will fulfill his lifelong dream and play his first full season on the PGA Tour in 2013 and we are thrilled to be along for the ride.
Don’t let his good looks and quirky behavior fool you, James is geared up and ready to go!
“I’m just a kid from a small town with a big dream,” says Hahn, who grew up in Northern California just outside of Oakland. James fits in perfectly with our concept of having fun with everything that we do and he treats each moment as an opportunity.
We are looking forward to see what Brad…we mean James has in store for 2013!
TravisMathew team members Luke List and James Hahn secured their 2013 PGA Tour Cards last night finishing #4 and #5 on Web.com Tour Money List! For both, it will be their first taste of the PGA Tour and the realization of a life long dream! From all of us at TravisMathew, congratulations!
Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee, “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I would like to congratulate these 25 terrific players who will launch their TOUR careers in January. It is a very strong group and has the potential to accomplish big things on the PGA TOUR, like any number of graduates before them have. This class prevailed over a long and very competitive season on the Web.com Tour. We look forward to following their progress as they seek to add to the PGA TOUR wins, major championships and the exciting performances their fellow alumni have produced over the years.”