Raised on a dairy farm, where as a kid he hit golf shots from paddock to paddock. . .Former Australian Rules football player. . .Became the eighth player in Nike Tour history to win his first-ever event in Monterrey, Mexico. . .Victory in Monterrey came on the seventh hole of a playoff against Rafael Alarcon. Its the second longest playoff in Nike Tour history. . .Won 1991 Victorian Amateur Championship and Australian Junior Championship . . .Earned membership on the PGA Tour in 1996 by being fifth on the Nike Tour money list in 1995. . .Won the 1998 Coolum Classic in Australia, five months after the death of his wife, Renay, who perished in a freak car accident in London. . .Member of 1998, 2000 & 2003 Presidents Cup Team
2 - 1995 Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open
6 - 1997 Honda Classic; 1998 Kemper Open; 1999 Shell Houston Open; 2003 Las Vegas Invitational, 2004 Mercedes Championships, 2005 Mercedes Championships
7 - 1991 Queensland Open (as an amateur); 1994 Victorian PGA Championship, South Australia PGA Championship, Nedlands Masters, Tassie Classic; 1998 Coolum Classic; 2001 Holden Australian Open
1995 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.04 (ranked 4th); money $144,419 (ranked 5th); winner, Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open.
1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.44 (ranked 120th); money $164,483 (ranked 130th); best finish, T10th, Freeport McDermott Classic.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.37 (ranked 33rd); money $1,003,356 (ranked 18th); winner Honda Classic.
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.17 (ranked T-90th); money $717,962 (ranked 40th); winner, 1998 Kemper Open.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.69 (ranked 47th); money $1,359,724 (ranked 25th); winner, 1999 Shell Houston Open.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played -81 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,642,221 (ranked 24th); best finish 2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii
Scoring - 70.28 / (23rd); driving distance - 286.4 / (8th); driving accuracy -63.0% / (166th); GIR - 65.5% / (106th); putting - 1.753 / (37th); birdie average - 3.73 per rd / (39th) / total birdies - 302; sand saves - 63.2% / (5th); scrambling -66.3% / (4th); all-around rank - 406 / (19th)
Won the Holden Australian Open.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played -98 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,004,528 (ranked 55th); best finish T5th at the NEC Invitational
Scoring - 70.68 / (52nd); driving distance - 288.6 / (19th); driving accuracy -67.7% / (113th); GIR - 64.8% / (142); putting - 1.736 / (15th); birdie average - 3.95 per rd / (26th) / total birdies - 387; sand saves - 52.3% / (93rd); scrambling -62.0% / (52nd); all-around rank - 519 / (35th).
At the time his best financial season in his career. Also tied for fifth in the Advil Western Open and had four top-10 finishes
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played -94 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,729,459 (ranked 32nd); best finish T-2nd at the British Open and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
Scoring - 70.53 / (29th); driving distance - 289.0 / (23rd); driving accuracy -63.8% / (167th); GIR - 65.7% / (94th); putting - 1.734 / (15th); birdie average - 4.03 per rd / (11th) / total birdies - 379; sand saves - 48.1% / (122nd); all-around rank - 491 / (27th).
Best financial season in his career. In his last five starts he had one win and two runner-up finishes earning $1.6 million.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 85; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $2,662,538 Rank (12th); Best finish: Won at the Las Vegas Invitational
Scoring - 70.16 / (23rd); Driving Distance - 294.4 / (35th); Driving Accuracy - 61.6% / (155th); GIR - 65.4% / (95th); Putting - 1.752 / (37th); Birdie Average - 3.92 per rd / (26th) / Total Birdies - 333; Sand Saves - 62.1% / (1st); All-Around Rank - 438 / (16th).
Finished in the top 20 (No. 13) on the PGA TOUR money list for the third time in his career and second consecutive season.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 78; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $2,949,235 Rank (13th); Best finish: Win at the Mercedes Championships
Scoring - 70.47 / (32nd); Driving Distance - 293.2 / (42nd); Driving Accuracy - 62.5% / (125th); GIR - 65.1% / (95th); Putting - 1.764 / (56th); Birdie Average - 3.76 per rd / (37th) / Total Birdies - 293; Sand Saves - 51.4% / (65th); All-Around Rank - 522 / (26th).
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