Finished second to Nick Watney at the Buick Invitational after holding a three-stroke lead with five holes remaining. Was also three strokes ahead after 54 holes. Fourth time in his career as leader/co-leader after 54 holes and not won. Two TOUR wins have been come-from-behind victories. Second-round 64 was low round of the tournament on the South Course, equaled by Matt Jones in the final round...Posted his second runner-up finish at The Honda Classic, just one stroke behind Y.E. Yang...Third top-10 of the season came at the Buick Open where he ranked No. 9 in Driving Distance (314.9), the highest ranking of any player who finished in the top-10.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Bell Canadian Open, B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort, Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.
2008 Season Highlights
Finished in the top 125 (No. 103) on the money list for the seventh consecutive season, surpassing $10 million in career earnings in the process...Finished T9 at the Buick Open thanks to a final-round 65 which tied for the low round of the day. Finish marked the first of two top-10s of the season...Carded his second top-10 of the year a month later with a T2 at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, his best finish since taking solo second at the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
2007: Despite not winning, had his best year in earnings, recorded two runner-up finishes and finished 26th in the FedExCup standings...Lost in a sudden-death playoff to Charley Hoffman at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, as Hoffman posted a birdie on the first extra hole...Finished runner-up for the second time in three weeks, falling one stroke behind Aaron Baddeley at the FBR Open, thanks to a closing 8-under 63. 2006: Won for the first time in almost four years and finished in the top 100 on the PGA TOUR money list for the fourth time in six seasons on TOUR...Opened season making eight straight cuts, including three of his four top-10s on the season...Made first cut in his fourth career start at the TPC Sawgrass and went on to record his a T8 at THE PLAYERS Championship...Collected his second career TOUR title with a one-stroke victory at the B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort. Rolled in a 6-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish one shot ahead of Bob May. The final-round 64 was one off his career-low round. Collected $540,000 for his win...Finished tied for second on TOUR in Total Eagles with 16 behind the 19 by J.B. Holmes. 2005: Finished No. 99 on money list with one top-10, a T2 at the B.C. Open. It was his best finish since losing in a playoff to Jonathan Kaye at the 2003 Buick Classic. 2004: Had a rough start, making three of 14 cuts, but made 14 of 15 to end the season, including both of his top-10s...Made his first appearance in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Took Tiger Woods 18 holes before falling, 1-up, to the eventual tournament winner...Recorded an ace in the final round of the John Deere Classic on No. 7 with a 7-iron from 169 yards. 2003: Made more than $1 million for the second straight season thanks to five top-10s, including his first career runner-up finish...Lost to Jonathan Kaye on the first extra hole of a playoff at the Buick Classic. Birdied last hole to get to 13-under and hold clubhouse lead, while Kaye was standing on 18th tee. Played 29 holes on Sunday due to rain-shortened Saturday. 2002: Made most of second chance on TOUR, earning his first victory and just shy of $2 million...Moved up from 408th on Official World Golf Ranking list to T67 through THE TOUR Championship...Six top-10s were five more than he had during his rookie season in 2000 and his 120 rounds were the most on TOUR...Won Bell Canadian Open with birdie on first extra hole of three-man playoff with Neal Lancaster and Justin Leonard. Shot final-round 65 and reached playoff when Lancaster double-bogeyed the 18th hole. Came from seven strokes behind on final day, tied with Len Mattiace (FedEx St. Jude Classic) and Spike McRoy (B.C. Open) for best comeback of season...Qualified for first TOUR Championship and finished T13. 2001: Sixth-place finish on 2001 Nationwide Tour money list ensured return trip to PGA TOUR...Made just four cuts in first 12 Nationwide Tour starts but game clicked in July and finished by making 13 consecutive cuts, the most by any player during the season...Defeated Rod Pampling with birdie-3 on first extra hole at Hershey Open for first career win. 2000: First TOUR top-10 was a T9 at the Greater Milwaukee Open thanks to a final-round 8-under 63. 1999: Earned first TOUR card by virtue of his T16 finish at the TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: Virginia state amateur champion in 1996 and 1997. Honorable mention All-America selection at Virginia Commonwealth.
Plays the guitar.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
Returns to PGA TOUR for second time thanks to sixth-place finish on 2001 Nationwide Tour money list. Member of PGA TOUR in 2000 and Nationwide Tour in 1999 and 2001. Made just four cuts in first 12 Nationwide Tour starts but game clicked in July and finished by making 13 consecutive cuts, the most by any player during the 2001 Nationwide Tour season. Eleven of his 14 top-25s came during his end of season streak. Defeated Rod Pampling with birdie-3 on first extra hole at Hershey Open for first career win. Has played four TOUR sanctioned events in Pennsylvania and has finished T13 or better including a T12 at the 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Classic...Earned first TOUR card by virtue of his T16 finish at the 1999 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. His only career top-10 on the PGA TOUR came at the 2000 Greater Milwaukee Open. Final-round 8-under 63 vaulted him from T36 to T9...Two-time Virginia state amateur champion in 1996 and 1997. Honorable Mention All-America selection at Virginia Commonwealth...Plays the guitar.