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Introduced to golf by his father. . .Expert skier earned spending money during college by being a ski instructor. . .Student of martial arts, assisting with flexibility in golf swing. Won the 1990 California State Amateur at age 17 (second-youngest to accomplish that feat) and the 1995 Southern California Amateur. First-team All-America in 1995 at University of Calif.,posting the third-lowest scoring average - among collegians that season behind Tiger Woods and Stewart Cink.
(9): 1997 Kuala Lumpur Open [Malaysia]. 2001 Volvo China Open, Shin Han Dong Hae Open, SK Telecom Open [Korea]. 2002 SK Telecom Open [Korea]. 2004 Pocari Sweat Open [Korea], Taiwan Open [Asia]. 2005 GS Caltex Masters [Korea]. 2006 Maybank Malaysian Open [Eur.].
1996 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.53 (ranked T65th); money - $23,601; (ranked 80th); best finish - T10th, Dakota Dunes Open.
1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.75 (ranked T31st); money - $26,571; (ranked 77th); best finish - T4th, Wichita Open.
1999 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.92 (ranked N/A); money - $6,556; (ranked 148th); best finish - T14th, Louisiana Open.
2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.21 (ranked 116th); money - $31,451; (ranked 106th); best finish - T12th, Monterey Peninsula Classic.
2001 Tour Summary
Didn't play in America in 2001, playing in Asia and Europe. Did play the WGC-Bridgestone in 2002, finishing T63rd.
2003 Tour Summary
Again no play in 2003 and 2004. Did finish T26th in Q-School getting him his tour card for 2005.
Two Top-25 finishes.
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 65; in money - 182; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $250,081; (ranked 186th); best finish - T-5th at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic
scoring average - 71.66 / (156th); driving distance - 285.1 / (129th); driving accuracy - 62.1% / (111th); GIR - 60.0% / (195th); putting - 1.746 / (17th); birdie average - 3.34 per rd / (147th) / total birdies - 217; sand saves - 54.0% / (49th); all-around rank - 853 / (130th).
2006 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.35 (ranked 16th); money - $137,238; (ranked 40th); best finish - 2nd, Rex Hospital Open. Finished T16th in Q-School earning him PGA Tour privileges in 2007.
2007 was his second season on PGA Tour, finished 84th on money list. Qualified for the first two FedEx Cup playoffs and finished T14 at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 90; in money - 18; Top-10 Finishes - 3; money - $1,145,975 (ranked 84th); best finish - T2nd at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee
scoring average - 70.79 / (86th); driving distance - 286.0 / (124th); driving accuracy - 66.5% / (52nd); GIR - 66.3% / (38th); putting - 1.761 / (28th); birdie average - 3.49 per rd / (71st) / total birdies - 314; sand saves - 56.6% / (19th); all-around rank - 487 / (18th)