(16): 1999 Victorian Open [Aus]. 1992 Perak Masters [Aus], Johnnie Walker Classic [Aus]. 1993 Optus Players Championship [Aus]. 1994 Heineken Australian Open [Aus], Honda Open [Eur]. 1995 Heineken Classic [Aus]. 1996 Alamo English Open [Eur], Peugeot Open de France [Eur], One2One British Masters [Eur]. 2000 Australian PGA Championship [Aus]. 2001 Australian PGA Championship [Aus]. 2003 MasterCard Australian Masters [Aus]. 2005 Australian Open [Aus], Australian PGA [Aus], Australian Masters [Aus].
2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. T4--
St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx. T5--
The Honda Classic.
PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 2, St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Finished T4 at the St. Jude Classic, his second consecutive top-5 effort at TPC Southwind.
Despite not winning in 2008, posted career-best numbers in money list finish (No. 11), earnings ($3,606,700), cuts made (27), top-10 finishes (9) and top-25 finishes (17). After missing the cut in his first event of the year at the Sony Open in Hawaii, did not miss a cut the remainder of the year (27 consecutive). Among his nine top-10 finishes were a playoff loss at the Stanford St. Jude Championship, a runner-up finish at the Turning Stone Resort Championship and a T3 at the AT&T National...Finished T7 at the Northern Trust Open in February, an event he won in 2001...Recorded his second top-10 finish of the season with a T4 effort at The Honda Classic...Recorded his fifth PGA TOUR hole-in-one in the second round on No. 4 at Harbour Town GL, site of the Verizon Heritage...Finished fourth at the Wachovia Championship thanks in part to a bogey-free 66 in the final round. After bogeying the first hole on Saturday, did not record a bogey over his final 35 holes...Finished T10 at the Memorial Tournament, for his second top-10 in Dublin, OH in 12 appearances...Posted a final-round 65 at TPC Southwind in the Stanford St. Jude Championship to get into a playoff with Justin Leonard and Trevor Immelman. Lost in a three-man playoff to Leonard on the second extra hole. It was his third runner-up finish since winning the 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic (178 starts). Playoff loss was the first of his career. He holds a 3-1 PGA TOUR playoff record and a 10-1 mark worldwide in playoffs dating back to a 1991 victory as an amateur in Australia at the Victorian Open. Three of his four TOUR victories have come in playoffs...Finished T3 at the AT&T National for his fourth top-10 in his last six starts. He and Jim Furyk are the only players to finish in the top 10 in each of the first two AT&T Nationals held at Congressional CC...Opened in a three-way tie for the lead at the British Open with a 1-under 69. Three over-par rounds resulted in a T7. It was his best finish out of 16 starts at the British Open, his only other top-10 finish was a T10 in 1997...Played in all four of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events, including making his sixth start at THE TOUR Championship, where he finished 16th. Finished 19th in the FedExCup standings...Fifth runner-up finish of his career came at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, finishing 8-under 280 and one stroke behind champion Dustin Johnson...Ninth top-10 finish of the season was a T7 at Ginn sur Mer Classic, two strokes behind champion Ryan Palmer. Nine top-10 finishes ties career best set in 2003.
A four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, has also earned 12 PGA Tour of Australasia victories and four European Tour titles. Twice led the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit ('92 and '94) and participated in four Presidents Cup competitions. 2007: Steady finisher all year, never out of the top-30 in the FedExCup points standings or the money list...Past champion finished T3 at the Nissan Open, three strokes behind champion Charles Howell III with four rounds in the 60s...Shared the first-round lead at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship with a 5-under 67. Closed with the low round of the day at Doral Golf Resort and Spa (5-under 67) to finished T3, his first top-10 in six career starts at the event. 2006: Finished in the top 65 on the PGA TOUR money list for the seventh consecutive season. Missed just two cuts in 22 starts and finished in the top 25 in more than half of them (12)...First top-10 was solo fourth at the Bay Hill Invitational...Shared the 36-hole lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but closing rounds of 73-68 dropped him to T4 in Boston...Finished second on TOUR in All-Around Ranking behind Tiger Woods, and fifth in Total Driving. 2005: Made a career-high 31 starts on TOUR while finishing 63rd on the money list, his lowest finish since finishing 126th in 1999. His three top-10s were the lowest since he posted three in 2000. Plagued much of the early part of the season by chronic inflammation in his hands that kept him from being able to bend his fingers after waking up until he held them under hot water for a period of time. Ended year with three consecutive wins on the PGA TOUR of Australasia. Became first player to win Australian "Triple Crown" at the Australian Open, PGA and Masters in consecutive weeks. Won second Australian Open title despite an injured hand and improved playoff record to 10-0 worldwide with victory over Bubba Watson on first extra hole of Australian Masters. 2004: Finished in the top 50 on the money list and earned more than $1 million for the fifth straight season. 2003: Posted a career-best nine top-10s, placing in the top 30 in earnings for the fourth consecutive season...Best finish was third at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship...Also won at the MasterCard Australian Masters. 2002: Finished 27th on the money list despite not winning for the first time since 1999...T2 at NEC Invitational at Sahalee CC. 2001: His second consecutive top-30 finish in earnings (16th) was driven by two victories. Beat Brandel Chamblee, Toshi Izawa, Dennis Paulson, Jeff Sluman and Bob Tway in a playoff at the Nissan Open with birdie on first extra hole when he laced a 3-wood through a cold rain to 5 feet and made the putt. Improved playoff record to 3-0 on TOUR and 9-0 overall...Later in the year, earned second title at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic with a three-stroke victory. Took the lead after second round and cruised to three-stroke victory. 2000: Earned first two TOUR victories. Posted first win at Shell Houston Open. Despite placing one shot in water and another in grandstand, defeated Craig Stadler in four-hole playoff. Second win came on first hole of playoff with Nick Price at Advil Western Open...Participated in his third career Presidents Cup as member of International Team, combining for 0-3 record in losing effort...Edged Steve Conrad by one stroke to win the Australian PGA Championship in December. 1999: In rookie season on TOUR, finished just outside the top 125 in earnings (No. 126). 1998: Earned exempt status for 1999 by finishing 17th at PGA TOUR Qualifying School. 1997: Posted first top-10 in a major with T10 at the British Open. 1996: Won three times on European Tour, at the Alamo English Open, Peugeot French Open and One2One British Masters, to finish third on European Tour Order of Merit. 1995: Claimed Heineken Classic title...Member of World Cup team for second time. 1994: Member of Presidents Cup Team...Won Heineken Australian Open and European Tour's Honda Open...Led PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit for second time in career. 1993: Captured Optus Players Championship and named PGA Tour of Australasia's Most Consistent Player...Member World Cup team and participated in Dunhill Cup. 1992: Won Perak Masters and Johnnie Walker Classic to lead Australasian Tour Order of Merit...Named PGA Tour of Australasia Rookie of the Year. 1991: Won Riversdale Cup for second consecutive year. Amateur: Began career as one of Australia's finest young amateurs. Won the 1991 Victorian Open as an amateur for his first professional victory. Won Riversdale Cup and Victorian Amateur Championship. Represented Australia in Eisenhower Cup and on World Amateur Team.
1996 season on European Tour, when he finished third on Order of Merit, ended prematurely in October when he suffered a broken sternum and facial injuries in a traffic accident in Spain. Was presented 2001 Ben Hogan Award by the Golf Writers Association of America for recovering from that accident...Patron and spokesperson for Challenge Cancer Support Network, which has raised more than $9 million since 1993 for children with cancer and blood disorders.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
Presidents Cup (4) 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003; World Cup (2) 1993, 1995; Dunhill Cup, 1993