Who Are the Coody Twins? Meet the History-Making PGA Tour Siblings


An unlikely record was created at the Texas Children’s Houston Open. Pierceson Coody and Parker Coody became the first twins to be grouped together in any PGA Tour event. The former Texas Longhorns teammates were the second set of fraternal twins to qualify for the PGA Tour last season. Previously, Allan and Curtis Strange held that record in 1981.
The Tour also has Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, but the Danish twins have never been paired together in the rounds, and only Nicolai Hojgaard has a full-time PGA Tour membership. So this record belongs to the Coody brothers alone. How did they get here?
Golf is part of the Coody family’s legacy
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Grandsons of former Masters Champion, Charles Coody, Pierceson Coody, and his brother—37 minutes older—qualified through the Korn Ferry Tour route. The road was less bumpy for the younger Coody courtesy of a fifth-place finish in the season-long leaderboard. While Parker was 25th, the top 30 from last year’s Korn Ferry Tour earned the PGA Tour card.
Both have decorated careers as amateurs, although Pierceson is slightly better than his brother. The younger Coody reached the No. 1 spot in the PGA Tour University player ranking in 2022. They also won the 2022 NCAA National Championship for the University of Texas. Curiously enough, both the brothers fractured their right arm in a relay race.
The last time they played together in the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship, Pierceson Coody shot 71, while Parker Coody posted 74. They have played the same PGA Tour event before. But they have never before paired together in the first round in any junior or amateur event. So, when they first received the text, both were shocked.
Pierceson Coody thought there must be some mistake
The twins are sharing a house in Houston with their dog. They were playing in the practice round on Tuesday. “In my mind, I thought it was going to be wrong,” Parker Coody said. While his brother “definitely thought it was a typo.” But the Thursday round wasn’t awkward for any of them. However, it did cause some trouble for scorekeepers, because, despite their facial similarities, their rounds were not identical.
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Pierceson Coody carded 1-under 69 in the first round, while his brother posted even par 70. Talking of facial similarities, Scottie Scheffler who is also a University of Texas alum, said, “When I see them from a distance I still can’t tell them apart, it’s unbelievable how much they look alike.” Interestingly, Pierceson Coody rejected a ‘crazy’ multimillion-dollar contract offer from LIV Golf earlier. Courtesy of that, they are now part of a rare feat and will tee up again on Friday at 2.59 AM EDT.


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