Was the medalist at 1998 PGA Tour qualifying tournament . .With his victory in the 2003 Masters, became the second left-hander to win a major championship, joining New Zealand's Bob Charles, who won the 1963 British Open . . at age 13, wrote a letter to Jack Nicklaus seeking advice on whether he should switch to playing right-handed. Nicklaus response was to stick to being a lefty and play with his natural swing. . .Member of 2000 & 2003 Presidents Cup Team . . . Played on the Canadian Tour between 1993 & 1997. In 1997, he finished first in earnings with $80,696 (Canadian dollars). In seven events he won the BCTEL Open and the Canadian Masters.
1993 Infiniti Open; 1997 BCTEL Open, Canadian Masters
7 - 1999 Air Canada Championship; 2000 American Express Championship; 2001 Tour Championship; 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open, Masters, 2004 Nissan Open.
1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 1; money $36,624 (ranked 210th); best finish T5th, Greater Vancouver Open.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; money $7,709 (ranked 287th); best finish T31st, B.C. Open.
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.73 (ranked 141st); money $218,967 (ranked 131st); best finish T5th, Greater Vancouver Open.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.52 (ranked 31st); money $1,491,139 (ranked 23rd); winner Air Canada Championship.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 95 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 8; money $2,547,829 (ranked 6th); Winner at the American Express Championship
Scoring - 70.36 / (28th); driving distance - 271.9 / (119th); driving accuracy -69.6% / (83rd); GIR - 68.1% / (42nd); putting - 1.742 / (8th); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (27th) / total birdies - 365; sand saves - 61.0% / (24th); scrambling - 60.5% / (80th); all-around rank - 409 / (21st)
Won the Tour Championship by beating Ernie Els, David Toms and Sergio Garcia in a playoff.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 86 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 6 money $2,777,936 (ranked 11th); Winner at the Tour Championship;
Scoring - 70.06 / (17th); driving distance - 284.4 / (45th); driving accuracy -64.9% / (152nd); GIR - 67.7% / (58); putting - 1.761 / (65th); birdie average - 3.64 per rd / (88th) / total birdies - 313; sand saves - 58.7% / (22nd); scrambling - 64.5% / (14th); all-around rank - 451 / (24th).
Lowest money rank since joining the PGA Tour in 1998
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 92 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 0; money $843,891 (ranked 78th); best finish T-11th at the Honda Classic
Scoring - 70.88 / (64th); driving distance - 280.0 / (100th); driving accuracy -66.2% / (130th); GIR - 69.5% / (14th); putting - 1.779 / (121st); birdie average - 3.89 per rd / (33rd) / total birdies - 358; sand saves - 53.8% / (62nd); all-around rank - 584 / (39th).
Along with Ernie Els had the best record of anyone else in the majors winning the Masters, finishing T3rd in the U.S. Open, T28th in the British Open and T7th in the PGA Championship.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; Rounds Played - 75; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 10; money $4,918,910 Rank (5th); Best finish: Won at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open & The Masters
Scoring - 68.97 / (3rd); Driving Distance - 289.2 / (68th); Driving Accuracy - 63.4% / (132nd); GIR - 65.9% / (81st); Putting - 1.733 / (11th); Birdie Average - 4.03 per rd / (14th) / Total Birdies - 302; Sand Saves - 52.0% / (66th); All-Around Rank - 415 / (13th).
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