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Started playing golf at age 12, because his grandmother and aunt were enthusiasts. . .Born in United States and only spent the first six months of his life in this country while his father was employed as chief mechanic for the Mario Andretti motor racing team. . .Winner of the 1999 Australian Open against a field that included Greg Norman and Colin Montgomerie, played with Monty in the final round. He was the first amateur winner of the Australian Open in 39 years and the youngest champion in the event's history. . .Qualified for Victorian Open in 1997 at age 15. . .Youngest person to receive a Victorian Institute of Sport Scholarship (at age 16) Played in the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur, in qualifying shot 135, which up until 1999 was the lowest qualifying score in that event. Lost in the finals to James Oh, 1-up. . .Made one cut in nine PGA Tour appearances as an amateur in 2000. Highlight of the year came when he defended his Australian Open title. . .In 2001, played in nine PGA Tour events and teamed with Adam Scott for a T14 at the WGC-EMC World Cup. Winner of the 2001 Greg Norman Holden International. Finished as the 2000-01 PGA Tour of Australasian Order of Merit Champion. . .Earned his way on to the PGA Tour via a 10th-place finish on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2002. Posted three runners-up finishes.
2 - 2001 Greg Norman Holden International, 2008 MasterCard Masters. Also has won the 1998 Victorian State Amateur & 1998 Victorian Junior Masters.
2 - 2006 Verizon Heritage, 2007 FBR Open. Won the 1999 Australian Open as a amateur, then the 2000 Australian Open as a professional.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Played in nine events, only made the cut in his first starts finishing T57th at the Honda Classic.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.47 (ranked N/A); money - $19,435 (ranked N/A); best finish -T46th, Memorial Tournament.
2002 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes -4; scoring average - 70.45 (ranked 7th); money - $216,536 (ranked 10th); best finish -2nd, Monterey Peninsula Classic, T2nd Knoxville Open and Gila River Classic. Played in three PGA Tour events in 2002, T55th Chrysler Tucson, T44th Reno-Tahoe and missed cut Air Canada.
Lost in a playoff with Ernie Els at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 67; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $989,168; (ranked 73rd); best finish - 2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
scoring average - 70.92 / (77th); driving distance - 287.9 / (82nd); driving accuracy - 56.2% / (186th); GIR - 60.5% / (183rd); putting - 1.723 / (3rd); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (44th) / total birdies - 257; sand saves - 53.3% / (46th); all-around rank - 648 / (60th).
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 85; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $632,876; (ranked 123rd); best finish - 2nd at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.
scoring average - 71.61 / (146th); driving distance - 288.0 / (87th); driving accuracy - 53.1% / (191st); GIR - 58.2% / (195th); putting - 1.767 / (64th); birdie average - 3.34 per rd / (140th) / total birdies - 284; sand saves - 50.9% / (71st); all-around rank - 998 / (155th).
The 78th and last player to earn $1 million on the PGA Tour during season.
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 82; in money - 147; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,006,006; (ranked 78th); best finish - T4th at The Reno-Tahoe Open.
scoring average - 71.26 / (115th); driving distance - 291.4 / (74th); driving accuracy - 53.3% / (194th); GIR - 60.8% / (191st); putting - 1.733 / (7th); birdie average - 3.62 per rd / (63rd) / total birdies - 297; sand saves - 50.8% / (76th); all-around rank - 737 / (81st).
Celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary on Saturday of the Verizon Heritage, then gave an Easter Sunrise speech, then won the Heritage.
2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 76; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,516,513; (ranked 55th); best finish - Win at the Verizon Heritage.
scoring average - 71.20 / (109th); driving distance - 288.3 / (98th); driving accuracy - 60.7% / (137th); GIR - 58.2% / (193); putting - 1.745 / (11th); birdie average - 3.43 per rd / (122nd) / total birdies - 261; sand saves - 54.8% / (34th); all-around rank - 759 / (100th).
Had the best season of his career in 2007, with a victory and more than $3 million in earnings.
2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 80; in money - 19; Top-10 Finishes - 7; money - $3,441,119; (ranked 10th); best finish - Winner at the FBR Open.
scoring average - 70.09 / (25th); driving distance - 291.9 / (69th); driving accuracy - 60.0% / (146th); GIR - 60.3% / (188th); putting - 1.751 / (15th); birdie average - 3.59 per rd / (41st) / total birdies - 287; sand saves - 57.4% / (14th); all-around rank - 615 / (46th).