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D.J. Trahan

  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Residence: Mt. Pleasant, SC; plays out of Bulls Bay GC
  • Birth Date: December 18, 1980
  • height: 6-3
  • Turned Pro: 2003

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2006,Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2008,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$856,628 (77)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T6-- Mercedes-Benz Championship, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer. 65 at Round 3, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer. 65 at Round 4, FBR Open. 65 at Round 4, Travelers Championship.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Turned in his second T6 finish of the season at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. A 7-under 66 in the second round propelled him to a T6 finish at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Southern Farm Bureau Classic, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

2008 Season Highlights

Won for the second time in his career and qualified for his first TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...At age 27, stormed back from a four-stroke deficit entering the final round to cruise to a three-stroke win over Justin Leonard at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, marking his second career victory on TOUR. Final-round, 7-under 65 moved him to 26-under 334 for career-best $918,000 payday. Became just the second player in his 20s to win the BHCC since 1988 (David Duval, 1999)...Finished T4 at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Was one stroke back after 36 holes. It was his first made cut in a major championship in five professional starts...Making just his second start in a World Golf Championships event, posted his third and final top-10 finish of the FedExCup Regular Season with a T8 at the Bridgestone Invitational...A 7-under 63 (the second-best round of the week) in the second round of the BMW Championship propelled him to a T5 finish, his fourth top-10 showing of the season...Played in his first THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, where he was born, and finished T17. Finished 24th in the FedExCup standings.

Career Highlights

2007: In just his third season on TOUR, collected three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up effort at the Frys.com Open benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Held a share of the 36-hole lead with George McNeill and Garrett Willis. Finished four behind McNeill after weekend rounds of 72-66. 2006: Had a successful sophomore season with his first victory and more than $1 million in earnings... Collected his first PGA TOUR title when he defeated Joe Durant on the third playoff hole at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Was the outright leader after each of the first three rounds (by two strokes). Made a par 5 on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Durant. Birdied the par-5 18th hole three times in the playoff. Win came in his 65th career professional start on TOUR. 2005: Rookie season included three top-10s and $806,304 in earnings...Posted first career top-10 in 18th start of career with a T9 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans...The next week finished solo ninth at the Wachovia Championship and collected a season-best payday of $174,000...Third top-10 of rookie campaign was T10 at the John Deere Classic, closing with a 7-under-par 64 to finish four shots behind champion Sean O'Hair...Shared the 54-hole lead with eventual winner K.J. Choi at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, but closed with a 3-over 75 to finish T13. 2004: Earned initial TOUR card after making it through the final stage of the Qualifying Tournament in his second attempt. Finished T11...Spent the season on the Nationwide Tour, where he finished 26th on the money list...Wrapped up the final full-field event of the season with his first Tour win at the Miccosukee Championship. Entered the final round four shots behind 54-hole leader Nick Watney, but a 6-under-par 65 catapulted him to a two-stroke win. 2003: Turned professional at the FBR Capital Open in early June, where he missed cut...Played six PGA TOUR events and made one cut, at the Greater Hartford Open (T71). Amateur: Played in the 2001 Masters after winning the 2000 Public Links Championship, missing the cut...Helped lead Clemson to the 2003 NCAA title, the first in school history. The No. 1-ranked Tigers became the first school in NCAA history to win their conference championship, an NCAA regional title and the NCAA Championship in the same year...First-team All-American, first-team all-district and four-time All-ACC selection. Ben Hogan Award finalist. Had three wins among his nine top-10s during his junior year and was NCAA Player of the Year...Member of the 2001 U.S. Walker Cup team...Winner of the 2000 United States Public Links Championship, defeating PGA TOUR member Bubba Watson in the 37-hole final and TOUR member Kyle Thompson in the semifinals...ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman...Won match at age 13 in the 1994 U.S. Junior Championship.

Personal

Father, Don, who has recorded 13 career aces, got him started in the game. Don is a golf instructor in South Carolina.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

Rookie on the 2005 PGA TOUR after making it through the final stage of the 2004 Qualifying Tournament in his second attempt. Finished T11. Spent the 2004 season on the Nationwide Tour, where he finished 26th on the money list. Wrapped up the final full-field event of the season with his first Tour win at the Miccosukee Championship. Entered the final round four shots behind 54-hole leader Nick Watney, but a 6-under-par 65 catapulted him to a two-stroke win worth $90,000. Had a hole-in-one on No. 5 during the second round of the Envirocare Utah Classic. Turned professional at the FBR Capital Open in early June 2003. Posted rounds of 73-75 and missed the cut. Played a total of six events and made the cut in one, the Greater Hartford Open (T71). Played in the 2001 Masters as an amateur, missing the cut. Helped lead Clemson to the 2003 NCAA title, the first in school history. The No. 1-ranked Tigers became the first school in NCAA history to win its conference championship, an NCAA regional title and the NCAA Championship in the same year. Had one win among his nine top-10s in 13 starts as a senior. First-team All-American, first-team all-district and four-time All-ACC selection. Ben Hogan Award finalist. Had three wins among his nine top-10s during his junior year and was NCAA Player of the Year. Member of the 2001 U.S. Walker Cup team. Winner of the 2000 United States Public Links Championship, defeating Nationwide Tour members Bubba Watson in the 37-hole final and Kyle Thompson in the semifinal. ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Former Clemson players Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover and Charles Warren are also on the PGA TOUR this year.

National Teams

Walker Cup (1), 2001; World Amateur Team Championship (1), 2002.

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