Was age 5 when his grandfather taught him how to play golf. Winner of the 1998 Pacific Coast Amateur. . . Was a three-time all-Pac-10 selection. Originally attended Baylor University, but did not play golf. Was the medalist at the 1995 U.S. Amateur. After turning professional, he started Monday qualifying on the Buy.Com tour and it paid off in 2000 when he won the Buy.Com Tour's Wichita Open, becoming the 12th Monday qualifier to win a tournament with a three-stroke victory. His winning score of 25-under-par was at the time the second lowest score in Buy.Com Tour history.
2 - 2000 Buy.Com Wichita Open, 2001 Gila River Classic At Wild Horse Pass Development
2 - 2003 BellSouth Classic, 2005 U.S. Bank Championship In Milwaukee
2000 Buy.com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes -1; scoring average 71.57 (ranked 72nd); money $103,651 (ranked 48th); winner Buy.Com Wichita Open
2001 Buy.com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes -4; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 46th); money $147,474 (ranked 23rd); winner Buy.Com Gila River Classic. Earned his PGA Tour card by finishing T5th at the 2001 PGA Tour qualifying tournament. Coming into 2002 he had never played in a PGA Tour event.
Earned a career-best $518,400 at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic, six days before his wedding, enough to secure card for 2003.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played -89 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 2; money $921,076 (ranked 70th); best finish 2nd at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic
Scoring - 71.16 / (94th); driving distance - 286.1 / (39th); driving accuracy -65.8% / (138th); GIR - 62.7% / (171st); putting - 1.715 / (4th); birdie average - 3.96 per rd / (22nd) / total birdies - 352; sand saves - 48.0% / (125th); all-around rank - 611 / (51st).
One of seven first-time winners in 2003.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 92; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $1,419,070 Rank (48th); Best finish: Won at the BellSouth Classic
Scoring - 70.89 / (75th); Driving Distance - 289.2 / (68th); Driving Accuracy - 60.6% / (165th); GIR - 64.1% / (122nd); Putting - 1.750 / (36th); Birdie Average - 3.89 per rd / (33rd) / Total Birdies - 358; Sand Saves - 49.7% / (103rd); All-Around Rank - 751 / (100th).
Finished in the top 75 on the money list for the third straight season
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 92; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $1,036,958 Rank (75th); Best finish: T-5th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Scoring - 71.01 / (82nd); Driving Distance - 283.8 / (125th); Driving Accuracy - 64.4% / (93rd); GIR - 64.2% / (115th); Putting - 1.740 / (9th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (50th) / Total Birdies - 343; Sand Saves - 53.8% / (35th); All-Around Rank - 627 / (53rd).