1996,Buick Challenge. 1998,Doral-Ryder Open. 2009,Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
(2): 1989 Ontario Open [Can]. 1990 Quebec Open [Can].
2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
PGA TOUR Best Round
65 at Round 2, Buick Open.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Sank an 11-foot birdie putt on the final green to capture his first PGA TOUR title in 11 years at the Puerto Rico Open. Finished at 14-under 274 to outlast Jason Day and Brett Quigley at Trump International Golf Club. Made his winning putt after drastically misreading an eagle effort moments before. His playing partner, Day, had a chance to force a playoff with a birdie, but the 21-year-old Australian missed a 7-footer.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Buick Challenge, Doral-Ryder Open, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
Enjoyed breakthrough season in 1996 with his first PGA TOUR victory and 20th-place finish on money list...earned $820,825, more than in first three seasons combined...victory came at Buick Challenge...opened with 66-68 to share 36-hole lead, then watched it rain for two days...after final two rounds were cancelled, entered playoff with Fred Funk, John Maginnes, Davis Love III and Len Mattiace for title...birdied first extra hole for victory and $180,000...earned second TOUR victory in 1998 Doral-Ryder Open while bothered by herniated disk which prevented him from practicing all week...shot 71-66 to grab share of the 36-hole lead...added a third-round 70 for one-stroke lead...sank a 4-foot par putt on the 72nd hole for a one-stroke win...Earlier in year, T2 at Doral-Ryder Open, two strokes behind Greg Norman, and tied for third at Michelob Championship at Kingsmill and Sprint International...Prior to 1996, best finish came in rookie year of 1993--T3 at Kemper Open...1997 campaign full of consistency...Had six-tournament stretch of top-20 finishes in February and March...Following T11 at Buick Invitational, T17 at Tucson Chrysler Classic and T18 at Doral-Ryder Open, closed with a 68 and finished T2 with Payne Stewart, one stroke behind Stuart Appleby at The Honda Classic.
His 381-yard drive during second round of the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic was longest measured drive on PGA TOUR in 1997...his father John, a retired club pro has been his only coach, teaching him by feel not mechanics...shot a 59 in Canadian Tour event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
In 2008, made more cuts (6) and starts (14) on the PGA TOUR than at any time since the 2000 season. Recorded a season-best T25 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in his last start of the year. After re-gaining card through the PGA TOUR Qualifying School, limited to eight events in 2007 due to fracture in right ankle suffered while playing golf in early March. Granted Major Medical Extension for 2008 as a result. After Mayakoba Golf Classic, did not play again until July at the U.S. Bank Championship, where he posted best finish of the season (T46). The 2007 season marked first year with full PGA TOUR status since 2000, having split most of the decade between the PGA TOUR and the Nationwide Tour. Last top-10, a T9, came at the 2000 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. Had inconsistent 1999 season due to lingering back problem which had bothered him for several years and ended his streak of finishing in the top 125 at six seasons (1993-98). Earned second TOUR victory in 1998 Doral-Ryder Open while bothered by herniated disc which prevented him from practicing all week. Sank a 4-foot par putt on the 72nd hole for a one-stroke win. Enjoyed breakthrough season in 1996 with his first PGA TOUR victory and 20th-place finish on money list. Victory came at Buick Challenge. Opened with 66-68 to share 36-hole lead, then watched it rain for two days. After final two rounds were canceled, entered playoff with Fred Funk, John Maginnes, Davis Love III and Len Mattiace for title. Birdied first extra hole for victory and $180,000. His father, John, a retired club pro, has been his only coach, teaching him by feel not mechanics. Shot a 59 in Canadian Tour event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.