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Rookie on the 2005 PGA Tour after making it through the final stage of the 2004 Qualifying Tournament in his second attempt. Finished T11. Spent the 2004 season on the Nationwide Tour, where he finished 26th on the money list. Wrapped up the final full-field event of the season with his first Tour win at the Miccosukee Championship. Entered the final round four shots behind 54-hole leader Nick Watney, but a 6-under-par 65 catapulted him to a two-stroke win worth $90,000. Had a hole-in-one on No. 5 during the second round of the Envirocare Utah Classic. Turned professional at the FBR Capital Open in early June 2003. Posted rounds of 73-75 and missed the cut. Played a total of six events and made the cut in one, the Greater Hartford Open (T71). Played in the 2001 Masters as an amateur, missing the cut. Helped lead Clemson to the 2003 NCAA title, the first in school history. The No. 1-rank Tigers became the first school in NCAA history to win its conference championship, an NCAA regional title and the NCAA Championship in the same year. Had one win among his nine Top-10 s in 13 starts as a senior. First-team All-American, first-team all-district and four-time All-ACC selection. Ben Hogan Award finalist. Had three wins among his nine Top-10 s during his junior year and was NCAA Player of the Year. Member of the 2001 U.S. Walker Cup team. Winner of the 2000 United States Public Links Championship, defeating Nationwide Tour members Bubba Watson in the 37-hole final and Kyle Thompson in the semifinal. ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Former Clemson players Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover and Charles Warren are also on the PGA Tour this year.
1 - 2004 Miccosukee Championship
1 - 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic
2004 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.08 (ranked 52nd); money - $183,030 (ranked 26th); Winner, Miccosukee Championship.
Rookie season included seven Top-25s and $806,304 in earnings
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 77; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $806,304; (ranked 103rd); best finish - 9th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and Wachovia Championship
scoring average - 71.06 / (94th); driving distance - 295.8 / (41st); driving accuracy - 61.8% / (118th); GIR - 67.9% / (31st); putting - 1.792 / (138th); birdie average - 3.47 per rd / (112th) / total birdies - 267; sand saves - 47.8% / (117th); all-around; rank - 653 / (48th).
Beat Joe Durant on the third hole of a playoff to win his first PGA Tour victory. Birdied all three of the playoff holes.
2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 90; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,035,242; (ranked 89th); best finish - Win at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic
scoring average - 71.46 / (138th); driving distance - 291.5 / (81st); driving accuracy - 64.0% / (86th); GIR - 64.0% / (137th); putting - 1.780 / (102nd); birdie average - 3.47 per rd / (109th) / total birdies - 312; sand saves - 49.3% / (92nd); all-around; rank - 771 / (105th).