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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, '05 Presidents Cup teams.
1 - 2006 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
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).
Finished a career-best seventh on the PGA Tour money list, earned career-high $3,562,548. Hero for the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup squad, posting a 4-0-1 record. Plus making the winning shot to clinch the matches with a 13-foot birdie putt to win 1-up over Stuart Appleby in Sunday singles.
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; Rounds Played - 75; in money - 150; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $3,562,548 Rank (7th); Best finish: 2nd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Masters & WGC-NEC Invitational
Scoring - 70.41 / (32nd); Driving Distance - 281.0 / (164th); Driving Accuracy - 61.6% / (122nd); GIR - 64.1% / (125th); Putting - 1.737 / (10th); Birdie Average - 3.49 per rd / (105th) / Total Birdies - 262; Sand Saves - 52.3% / (62nd); All-Around Rank - 685 / (59th)