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Formerly worked in a crematorium his parents manage in Valentine. Also worked in a pro shop at Westside GC in Newcastle. Biggest thrill in golf was making a hole-in-one for $500,000 at the Ericsson Masters. After being introduced to the game by his brother at the age of ten, he used his grandmother's clubs. Rookie on the PGA Tour after finishing 18th on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list. Was propelled by a T2 at the Jacob's Creek Open in his native Australia in first start of the season and T3s at the Alberta Classic and Albertsons Boise Open. Member of the Nationwide Tour in 2002 and 2004-05. Ranked. No. 39 on the final money list in 2004. Finished T2 at the 2003 Henrico County Open. His 26-under total matched the Nationwide Tour's previous all-time record, first set by Chris Smith at the 1997 Omaha Classic. Lone Top-10 on 2002 Nationwide Tour was a T9 at the LaSalle Bank Open. Missed the cut at the 2001 British Open in his only PGA Tour start. Member of the Australasian Tour since 1998. Made the cut in all eight events during the 2001 season. Runner-up in consecutive weeks, including one-shot losses to Colin Montgomerie at the Ericsson Masters and Peter Lonard at the ANZ Championship. Ended the season No. 5 on the Order of Merit. Won the 2000 Queensland PGA Championship in Australia and the 2000 Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic on the Canadian Tour. Represented New South Wales in soccer.
1 - 2006 Blue Chip New Zealand Open
Won the 2000 NRC Classic on the Candanian Tour and The PGA 2000 Queensland
2002 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.63 (ranked 131st); money - $26,694 (ranked 124th); best finish -T9th, LaSalle Bank Open. Just played in two Nationwide tour events in 2003, T14th Jacob's Creek Open and missed cut in Clearwater Classic.
2004 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.58 (ranked 20th); money - $139,824 (ranked 39th); best finish -T2nd Henrico County Open.
2005 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.64 (ranked 27th); money - $217,272 (ranked 18th); best finish -T2nd, Jacob's Creek Open Championship.
Lost playoff to Tiger Woods at the Buick Invitational
2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 104; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,700,803; (ranked 41st); best finish - T2nd at the Buick Invitational
scoring average - 70.87 / (73rd); driving distance - 282.0 / (157th); driving accuracy - 63.1% / (100th); GIR - 63.0% / (158th); putting - 1.757 / (38th); birdie average - 3.65 per rd / (56th) / total birdies - 380; sand saves - 53.0% / (44th); all-around; rank - 769 / (103rd)