Quail Hollow Championship, John Deere Classic. T7--
U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. T8--
PGA TOUR Best Round
63 at Round 4, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Snapped a string of six consecutive missed cuts with his first top-10 finish of the season at the Verizon Heritage (T8)...Finished T5 at the Quail Hollow Championship, three strokes behind champion Sean O'Hair...Two strokes back of Steve Stricker on 72nd hole at the John Deere Classic, approach shot found the hazard for a double bogey. Finished T5, posting rounds of 66-69 on final day that included 36 holes due to weather delays earlier in the week...One week later, posted final-round 63 to finish T7 at the U.S. Bank Championship. Four top-10s on season matches career best (2003).
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
2008: Finished in the top 125 on the PGA TOUR money list for the sixth time in seven years on TOUR, thanks to three top-10s in 32 starts...In sixth start of the season, posted a T7 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, aided by rounds of 67-66 on the weekend...Past champion finished T7 at the Zurich Classic on the same course, TPC Louisiana, where he won in 2005...Ranked 123rd in mid-October, finished strong with a T11 at the Valero Texas Open, a T18 at the Ginn sur Mer Classic and a T10 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. 2007: Competed in the first two events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and collected earnings over $1 million for the fourth time in his TOUR career. Recorded nine top-25 finishes, the most since 2004, when he recorded 11...Finished T2 at the Wyndham Championship, his best finish on TOUR since winning the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Was tied for the lead with Brandt Snedeker late in the back nine until Snedeker made a 32-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. Bogeyed the final hole to finish T2 with Billy Mayfair and Jeff Overton. 2006: Made 16 cuts in 30 events and posted five top-25s...Started the year with a T11 finish in his first trip to the Mercedes Championship at Kapalua, his best effort that season. 2005: Earned first TOUR victory with sudden-death playoff win over James Driscoll at Zurich Classic of New Orleans. After opening 72-69-66, entered the final round three shots off the lead of Chris DiMarco. Posted final-round 4-under 68, surviving bogeys on Nos. 15 and 17, rebounding with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish at 13-under-par. On first playoff hole, holed 4-foot par putt on par-5 18th hole to clinch victory and career-best $990,000 paycheck. 2004: Qualified for the Masters for the first time his career, after finishing in the top 40 on the money list in 2003. At Augusta National, made the cut and T41...Was two back of the lead through the first round at the Bank of America Colonial and finished T5 after closing with rounds of 69-68...Collected his second top-10 of the season with a T6 at The INTERNATIONAL...Added a T7 at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas in October, on the strength of four rounds in the 60s. 2003: Moved up 50 spots on the money list (86 to 36) in his sophomore season, more than doubling his income with earnings over $1.7 million and qualified for first Masters in 2004...Began season with 12 straight rounds in the 60s and a T3 at the Phoenix Open. Shared the second-round lead with Harrison Frazar...Finished T2 at the 84 LUMBER Classic thanks four rounds in the 60s. 2002: Rookie season included a career-high T2 finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Led the first round after posting a career-best 6-under-par 65. Won $410,000, helping him earn a trip the British Open...Converted the second double eagle in Honda Classic tournament history on the 534-yard, par-5 16th hole at TPC at Heron Bay from 220 yards with a 4-iron. 2001: Became fourth player in Nationwide Tour history to earn more than $100,000 through first four events. Actually did it in three (T2, T2, 3rd), since he missed the first event of the season. 2000: Named Player of the Year after finishing first on the Golden Bear Tour money list. 1997: Finished third at Pelz World Putting Championship. Amateur: Division I All-America selection at the University of Hartford.
Member of the University of Hartford Hall of Fame. Teammates at University of Hartford in 1988 included PGA TOUR members Patrick Sheehan and Jerry Kelly...Devout fan of The Doors...Once worked as a pizza baker and delivery man...Lists Ben Crenshaw, Seve Ballesteros and Jim Morrison among his heroes...Brother Stephen served as caddie at first PGA TOUR victory at the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
Member of Nationwide Tour in 1993, 1999 and 2001. Became fourth player in Nationwide Tour history to earn over $100,000 through first four events. He actually did it in three since he missed the first event of the season. Finished T2, T2, third in his first three starts at the Monterrey Open, Louisiana Open and Arkansas Classic, earning $109,800...Qualified for U.S. Open and made cut (T62)...Led Nationwide Tour in scoring average (69.68) and was fourth in final-round scoring average (68.89) yet did not have a victory...Named Player of the Year after finishing first on the 2000 Golden Bear Tour money list...Finished third at 1997 Pelz World Putting Championship...Division I All-America selection at the University of Hartford...Devout fan of The Doors...Once worked as baker and delivery man for a national pizza chain, spending his breaks hitting golf balls in the parking lot...College teammates included Patrick Sheehan and Jerry Kelly.