Started playing on the PGA Tour in 1994, earned $216,839 to place 85th on money list. Lost his card the following year when he finished 174th in earnings. . .Played on Nike Tour in 1997, traveling from stop to stop in a custom-made van decorated in the colors of the Florida Gators. . . Finished third on the Nike Tour with earnings of $135,513, which got him his tour card for 1999. Best known on Tour for his unusual putting grip nicknamed "psycho" or "claw". He grips a standard putter much like a long putter, and credit Skip Kendall, who inspired him to the unusual putting grip in 1995. Member of the 2004 Ryder Cup and 2003 Presidents Cup teams.
1 - 1997 Nike Ozarks Open
3 - 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Classic; 2001 Buick Challenge; 2002 Phoenix Open
1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.42 (ranked T-13th); money $135,513 (ranked 3rd); winner Nike Ozarks Open
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.18 (ranked T-93rd); money $260,334 (ranked 111th); best finish, T-9th, Bell Canadian Open and B.C. Open.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.23 (ranked T-90th); money $672,503 (ranked 62nd); best finish, 2nd, Southern Farm Bureau Classic.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 114 ; in money -25; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,842,221 (ranked 19th); Winner at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic
Scoring - 70.63 / (40th); driving distance - 277.6 / (48th); driving accuracy -68.2% / (106th); GIR - 69.2% / (23rd); putting - 1.753 / (37th); birdie average - 3.75 per rd / (35th) / total birdies - 427; sand saves - 53.6% / (107th); scrambling - 58.5% / (125th); all-around rank - 404 / (18th).
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 103 ; in money -26; top-10 finishes - 10; money $2,595,201 (ranked 12th); Winner at the Buick Challenge
Scoring - 69.87 / (10th); driving distance - 278.8 / (104th); driving accuracy -65.9% / (137th); GIR - 70.6% / (15); putting - 1.734 / (12th); birdie average - 4.23 per rd / (8th) / total birdies - 436; sand saves - 59.6% / (17th); scrambling - 61.6% / (62nd); all-around rank - 328 / (8th).
For the fifth year in a row improved upon his previous years earnings. Five top-10 finishes, including runner-up finish at the Disney Golf Classic.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 106 ; in money -27; top-10 finishes - 7; money $2,606,430 (ranked 11th); Winner at the Phoenix Open
Scoring - 70.11 / (14th); driving distance - 279.7 / (108th); driving accuracy -68.5% / (82nd); GIR - 68.1% / (38th); putting - 1.730 / (8th); birdie average - 4.05 per rd / (9th) / total birdies - 429; sand saves - 54.2% / (56th); all-around rank - 429 / (14th).
Earnings of over $2 million for the third straight year.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 93; in money - 23; top -10 Finishes - 10; money $2,350,630 Rank (18th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Buick Open
Scoring - 70.29 / (28th); Driving Distance - 281.0 / (135th); Driving Accuracy - 67.6% / (78th); GIR - 67.1% / (60th); Putting - 1.723 / (3rd); Birdie Average - 4.19 per rd / (5th) / Total Birdies - 390; Sand Saves - 54.7% / (33rd); All-Around Rank - 405 / (11th).
Finished in the top 20 (No. 12) on the PGA TOUR money list for the fifth straight season. Had a hole in one at the Masters on the sixth hole. Lost in a three man playoff at the PGA Championship.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 98; in money - 25; top -10 Finishes - 9; money $2,971,842 Rank (12th); Best finish: 2nd at the FBR Open & PGA Championship
Scoring - 70.28 / (24th); Driving Distance - 277.3 / (176th); Driving Accuracy - 68.6% / (40th); GIR - 67.1% / (41st); Putting - 1.752 / (28th); Birdie Average - 3.74 per rd / (47th) / Total Birdies - 367; Sand Saves - 50.6% / (76th); All-Around Rank - 557 / (39th)
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