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Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 10
  • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
  • Residence: Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • Birthdate: May 10, 1972
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Pro: 1992
Player Notes

His wife, Cathy, also is a professional golfer, and caddied for him during his ANZ Tour Championship victory . . . Has dual citizen of Switzerland and Australia. . .Had big year in 2003, placing second on the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit and also winning on the Nationwide Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. Finished 13th on the 2003 Nationwide Tour money list to earn his first TOUR card. Had seven top-25s in 16 starts on the Nationwide Tour, including his first win at the LaSalle Bank Open...Opened the season with an impressive start Down Under, finishing T6 at the Jacob's Creek Open and runner-up at the Clearwater Classic...Was a fixture inside the top 15 on the money list most of the season, thanks, in large part, to his victory at the LaSalle Bank Open. Rallied with five birdies in his last six holes to collect the $90,000 first-place prize...Won the Token Homemate Cup on the Japan Golf Tour...Finished T2 at the Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour behind champion Ernie Els. 2002: Won twice on the PGA Tour of Australasia -- Queensland PGA and Victoria Open Championship...Missed cut in his first career start on the PGA Tour at the 2002 PGA Championship. 2000: Won the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Career Victories

Australian Tour
1 ANZ Tour Championship

Nationwide Tour
1 - 2003 LaSalle Bank Open

PGA Tour
1 - Michelin Championship at Las Vegas

Career Summary

2003 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; Rounds Played - 84; in money - 12; top -10 Finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 70.21 (Rank 19th); money $218,867 Rank (13th); Winner LaSalle Bank Open.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; Rounds Played - 53; in money - 7; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $808,373 Rank (101st); Best finish: Win at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas

2004 Stats
Scoring - 72.34 / (185th); Driving Distance - 297.9 / (20th); Driving Accuracy - 59.0% / (162nd); GIR - 63.0% / (147th); Putting - 1.787 / (119th); Birdie Average - 3.26 per rd / (161st) / Total Birdies - 173; Sand Saves - 47.7% / (117th); All-Around Rank - 976 / (150th)

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