2003,THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2004,Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard. 2006,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 2007,Viking Classic.
2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
Masters Tournament. T9--
The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.
PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 5, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Closing rounds of 65-64 led to a T9 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic in his first outing of the season, representing his first top 10 at the five-day event since capturing the title in 2006...Finished T2 at the Masters Tournament, losing in a three-man playoff. Finished tied at 12-under 276 with Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry. Bogeyed the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, after failing to get up and down from the right bunker. Cabrera beat Perry on the second playoff hole.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Viking Classic.
2008 Season Highlights
With six top-10 finishes, another solid year for the 2003 TOUR Championship winner...Began the season with a T10 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, where he led the field in Greens in Regulation, hitting 55 of 72...Despite a rough start with a 1-over 73 at the Shell Houston Open, fought back with rounds of 64-65 to move within one stroke of 54-hole leader and eventual champion Johnson Wagner. Struggled on Sunday with a 3-over 39 on the front nine, but managed an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for second with Geoff Ogilvy...Finished T10 at THE PLAYERS Championship. Was one of eight players to break par on Sunday and carded the low round of the day with a 4-under 68...Fourth top-10 of the season was a seventh-place finish at the John Deere Classic. It was just his second appearance at TPC Deere Run and the first since 2002...One week later, continued strong play with fifth top-10 of the season, a T3 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, to remain in the top 30 in the FedExCup standings. One of seven players with at least a share of the lead during the final round. Finished three strokes behind champion Richard S. Johnson by firing four rounds in the 60s...T7 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, including a final-round 66 that included two eagles...Made his third consecutive Ryder Cup Team, this time as a Captain's Pick. Had a 2-1-0 record, which included a 2-and-1 victory over Padraig Harrington in Singles...Qualified for THE TOUR Championship, where he finished T22.
2007: Competed in two events in the inaugural PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and claimed his fourth career TOUR title at the Viking Classic...Finished fourth at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, falling to Trevor Immelman in the consolation final, 4 and 2...Became the first player in the last 10 years to win the Viking Classic after not playing in the final group on Sunday. He began the event ranked 160th in Greens in Regulation. His fourth PGA TOUR victory, however, was largely credited to a first-place Greens in Regulation ranking for the week. 2006: Earned more than $2 million and finished in the top 30 (No. 14) on TOUR money list for fourth straight season...Won for the first time since 2004 with a victory at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Posted rounds of 63-66-68-67-71-335 and was the solo leader after the second, third and fourth rounds. Finished three strokes ahead of Jesper Parnevik and Scott Verplank...In fourth career Masters appearance, finished T3, three strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson. Held the 36-hole lead by three strokes over three players after opening 71-67, but surrendered lead in the third round with a 3-over-par 75...Made his second U.S. Ryder Cup team (0-1-2), earning one point for two halved matches. 2005: Season highlighted by two runner-up finishes, one official and one unofficial...First was at rain-shortened Nissan Open. Posted rounds of 68-65 on Thursday-Friday and did not hit another shot until Monday morning, as unplayable conditions due to heavy rain canceled the final two rounds. Tied with Adam Scott for the lead at 9-under-par after two rounds, the two played off on Monday morning. Scott parred the first hole of sudden death to take the unofficial victory...Second came at the final full-field event of the season, the Chrysler Championship ($572,000), and moved him inside top 30 on the money list to qualify for his third TOUR Championship (43rd to 17th). 2004: Finished in the top 30 on the TOUR money list and won for the second straight season...Came from four strokes back of Stuart Appleby at the Bay Hill Invitational and won by six. It was his second win in last 10 events on TOUR after winning 2003 season-ending TOUR Championship. Largest come-from-behind victory at Bay Hill since 1984 when Gary Koch made up six shots to win. Final-round 6-under 66 was the best by a winner at Bay Hill since Phil Mickelson fired a 7-under 65 in 1997...In mid-May, finished one stroke behind winner Steve Flesch at the Bank of America Colonial. Shared the third-round lead with Flesch and Brian Gay...Finished seventh on the Ryder Cup Team points list to make his first Ryder Cup Team...Made second straight TOUR Championship but had to withdraw at the halfway point due to a family illness. 2003: Became the first player in TOUR history to record his first win at the season-ending TOUR Championship. Fired personal best, course and tournament record 10-under 61 in third round to take a one-stroke lead over Charles Howell III. Final-round 68 was good for three-stroke victory over Howell and $1,080,000 check. Became seventh first-time winner of season...Runner-up to Shaun Micheel at PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, NY. Tied for the lead with Micheel entering the final round, was outdone on 72nd hole as Micheel's 7-iron shot from 175 yards rolled within inches of the cup to clinch a two-stroke victory...Improved from 164th in world at beginning of season to 26th after his victory. 2002: TOUR rookie had strong first season thanks to two top-10s...Had a second, T3 and fourth in his first 41 TOUR events. 2001: Second of three Nationwide Tour players to earn TOUR card by winning three events in a season (Heath Slocum and Pat Bates the others)...Named Nationwide Tour Player of the Year...Held third-round lead at PGA TOUR's Southern Farm Bureau Classic before placing second behind Cameron Beckman. 2000: Leading money winner on the Hooters Tour for third time in career. Captured eight of the first 16 tournaments on the way to earning $188,279. Closest competitor was more than $110,000 behind...Has 13 career victories on that tour...Named Player of the Year for third consecutive year. 1997: Named Rookie of the Year on the Hooters Tour. Amateur: Member of UNLV golf team that placed second at the 1996 NCAA Championship...Teammates at UNLV included PGA TOUR member Chris Riley and former Nationwide Tour member Ted Oh...First-team Junior College All-America at Midland (Texas) College.
Started playing golf with his father and brother in Andrews, TX...Older brother Mike is the golf coach at Abilene Christian...While playing golf at UNLV, worked at a coffee shop with other teammates to earn spending money...Has three holes-in-one during competitive rounds...Voted by his peers as "player most likely to win a major" in 2003 issue of Sports Illustrated...Avid Dallas Cowboys fan.