An accomplished player on the Australasian Tour. Played in the German Open in 1997 and finished T-41st and decided to stay in Europe for six weeks. Played on the Challenge Tour and in six starts finished in the Top-10 six times and was runner-up four times. It was enough to get on the European Tour in 1998. . . Rebuilt his career after a life threatening medical problem in 1993 when he had two ribs removed and didn't play golf for seven months. Took him 18 months to recover from surgery. Member of the 2003 Presidents Cup team.
3 - 1998 Moroccan Open, 2000 TNT Dutch Open, 2002 Linde German Masters
1994 & '97 Western Australian Open, 1995 & '97 Victorian Open, 1997 Western Australian PGA Championship, 1998 ANZ Players Championship
1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.20 (ranked 29th); money £310,643 (ranked 11th); winner Moroccan Open, TNT Dutch Open.
1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.28 (ranked T27th); money ?326,681 or £233,343 (ranked 33rd); best finish T3rd, Alfred Dunhill S.A. PGA Championship and Compass Group English Open.
2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.49 (ranked 38th); money ?483,128 or £287,328 (ranked 28th); winner TNT Dutch Open.
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.18 (ranked T61st); money ?213,337 or £132,644 (ranked 90th); best finish T9th, TNT Open.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.96 (ranked 21st); money ?1,055,029 or £672,700 (ranked 15th); winner, Linde German Masters.
Joined the PGA Tour as a Special Temporary Member prior to the Western Open, having earned $709,600 in five events, exceeding the No. 150 (Tom Scherrer / $356,657) from the 2002 TOUR money list.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.21 (ranked 42nd); money ?1,099,806 or £764,919 (ranked 13th); Best finish 2nd, U.S. Open & T2nd, Johnnie Walker Classic.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; Rounds Played - 24; in money - 6; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $842,361 Rank (83rd - unofficial); Best finish: 2nd at the U.S. Open
Scoring - 70.84 / (na); Driving Distance - 280.4 / (na); Driving Accuracy - 68.5% / (na); GIR - 57.2% / (na); Putting - 1.822 / (na); Birdie Average - 2.71 per rd / (na) / Total Birdies - 65; Sand Saves - 46.7% / (na); All-Around Rank - / (na).
Finished fourth at the Accenture Match Play Championship, falling to Tiger Woods in the semifinals, 2 and 1. In consolation final, lost to Darren Clarke, 1-up
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; Rounds Played - 75; in money - 17; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $1,166,560 Rank (68th); Best finish: 4th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Scoring - 71.00 / (80th); Driving Distance - 282.3 / (135th); Driving Accuracy - 64.8% / (85th); GIR - 64.8% / (104th); Putting - 1.805 / (170th); Birdie Average - 2.97 per rd / (188th) / Total Birdies - 223; Sand Saves - 55.3% / (25th); All-Around Rank - 836 / (117th).
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