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Member of the Nationwide Tour in 1996 and '99. Was honored with the 1994 Sons of Confederate veterans award for bravery after saving two people from a sinking car while at a golf tournament in North Carolina. First Team All-American in 1991 . Winner of 4 mini-tour events in Florida. Became fifth consecutive first-time major winner with his victory at the PGA Championship and finished 32nd on the money list, the highest in his six years on TOUR. Stunned golf world by earning first career PGA TOUR victory in 164th PGA TOUR start (third career major start) at the PGA at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, NY. First player since John Daly (1991) to capture first PGA TOUR event at PGA. Jumped from 169th to 46th in the Official World Golf Ranking with the win. Held the lead outright after 36 holes and shared the lead with Chad Campbell through 54 holes. Playing 72nd hole with a one-shot lead, rifled 7-iron from 175 yards to within inches of the hole for a memorable birdie and a two-stroke victory over Campbell. Finished week 4-under-par with rounds of 69-68-69-70--276 and a $1,080,000 payday. Friendly with the rock band KISS, and was a backstage guest of the band in Columbus, Ohio, the week following his PGA Championship victory.
1 - 1999 Buy.Com Greensboro Open
1 - 2003 PGA Championship
1998 Singapore Open
1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.65 ; money $12,252 (ranked 247th); best finish T26th, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.
Didn't play in any PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour events in 1995
1996 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; money $22,007 (ranked 82nd); best finish T10th, Nike San Jose Open.
1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money $18,140 (ranked 92nd); best finish T4th, Nike Louisiana Open.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.97 (ranked 194th); money $14,519 (ranked 250th); best finish T49th, Buick Open.
Only played twice on the PGA Tour in 1998, T62nd at Quad City Classic and T43rd at FedEx St. Jude Classic.
1999 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes -6; scoring average 70.64 (ranked 9th); money $173,411 (ranked 9th); Winner Buy.Com Greensboro Open.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.43 (ranked T116th); money $467,431 (ranked 104th); best finish T5th, John Deere Classic and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
T13 at 2001 Qualifying School to retain TOUR card for 2002.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; rounds played - 100 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 0; money $351,095 (ranked 136th); best finish T-11th at the BellSouth Classic.
Scoring - 71.60 / (134th); driving distance - 280.1 / (88th); driving accuracy -65.8% / (138th); GIR - 65.2% / (126); putting - 1.793 / (153rd); birdie average - 3.17 per rd / (178th) / total birdies - 317; sand saves - 50.0% / (120th); scrambling - 61.2% / (66th); all-around rank - 1034 / (159th).
Ended season with top-20s in four of last five events and 20 consecutive rounds at par or better.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 97 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 2; money $641,450 (ranked 105th); best finish T-3rd at the B.C. Open.
Scoring - 70.80 / (57th); driving distance - 284.3 / (53rd); driving accuracy -67.3% / (112th); GIR - 71.2% / (4th); putting - 1.792 / (162nd); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (94th) / total birdies - 352; sand saves - 46.9% / (140th); all-around rank - 687 / (70th).
Became the fifth consecutive first-time major winner with his PGA Championship victory.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; Rounds Played - 94; in money - 21; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,827,000 Rank (32nd); Best finish: Won at the PGA Championship
Scoring - 70.67 / (56th); Driving Distance - 288.9 / (71st); Driving Accuracy - 64.4% / (124th); GIR - 68.8% / (20th); Putting - 1.794 / (148th); Birdie Average - 3.63 per rd / (88th) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 43.8% / (154th); All-Around Rank - 779 / (106th).
Made the cut in all four majors, finishing T24th in defense of PGA Championship.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 91; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $949,919 Rank (82nd); Best finish: 9th at The Players Championship
Scoring - 71.06 / (90th); Driving Distance - 287.5 / (93rd); Driving Accuracy - 63.1% / (115th); GIR - 67.0% / (44th); Putting - 1.793 / (141st); Birdie Average - 3.38 per rd / (132nd) / Total Birdies - 308; Sand Saves - 47.2% / (123rd); All-Around Rank - 784 / (102nd).
Three top-25 finishes.
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 79; in money - 170; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $487,402 Rank (146th); Best finish: T-5th at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic
Scoring - 71.49 / (145th); Driving Distance - 288.4 / (101st); Driving Accuracy - 62.1% / (111th); GIR - 65.0% / (100th); Putting - 1.805 / (170th); Birdie Average - 3.18 per rd / (173rd) / Total Birdies - 251; Sand Saves - 39.0% / (190th); All-Around Rank - 1064 / (174th).