U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. T3--
THE PLAYERS Championship. T6--
Shell Houston Open. 6--
HP Byron Nelson Championship.
PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 2, Valero Texas Open.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Shot 75 in first round of Shell Houston Open and was 11-under in the last three rounds. Finished at 8-under 280 and T6 despite playing hole No. 18 5-over par for the week...Finished T3 at THE PLAYERS Championship, the sixth time he has finished a career-best third...Sixth-place at HP Byron Nelson Championship came with the help of two eagles in the second round...Finished a career-best second at the U.S. Bank Championship, falling in a playoff on the second extra hole to Bo Van Pelt. Posted rounds of 70-66-66-65--267 to match Van Pelt. After matching birdies on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th, Mallinger was unable to get up and down from a greenside bunker on the same hole while Van Pelt two-putted for birdie to clinch his first PGA TOUR victory. Moved from 43rd to 34th in FedExCup standings.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
2008 Season Highlights
Made 20 of 29 cuts and notched four top-10 finishes to record his second consecutive season with more than $1 million in earnings and a spot within the top 100 on the money list...Recorded his first top-10 of the season with a T3 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, thanks in large part to a 7-under 65 on Sunday...Next top-10 finish was a T7 at The Honda Classic followed by a T10 at the Memorial Tourmament...Recorded a third-place finish at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after opening rounds of 64-64.
2007: Went from playing on seven different Tours in 2006 to placing second among rookies in earnings...Competed in three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, making the cut in all three and finishing 68th on the inaugural FedExCup points list...Made 18 cuts in 29 starts and recorded four top-10 finishes, three of which were top-5s. Finished 51st on money list, second amongst rookies, trailing only Brandt Snedeker...In just eighth career start on the PGA TOUR and fourth of the season, finished solo third at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Held a share of the first-round lead after a 7-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach, and entered the final round one off the lead of Phil Mickelson and Kevin Sutherland. Posted a 1-under 71 at Pebble Beach on Sunday to finish six behind Mickelson...In his 11th start of the season, shot a final-round 5-under 67 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to finish T3 with Anthony Kim, four shots back of winner Nick Watney...Third top-10 was a T7 at the Canadian Open. Held a share of the 36-hole lead with Steve Allan after opening 66-66. Trailed 54-hole leader Vijay Singh by one after a third-round 70, and posted a 71 on Sunday to finish five behind champion Jim Furyk...Birdied three of his final four holes for a bogey-free, 3-under 68 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The late push helped him to finish T14 and earn a spot into the following week's BMW Championship. Began the week No. 71 on the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup points list and jumped to No. 61...Recorded his third and final top-5 finish of the season with a T3 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. 2006: Earned PGA TOUR card for 2007 via a T13 finish at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...Member of the Nationwide Tour in 2005-06...Made the cut in eight of 15 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with two top-10s. Concluded the year 78th on the money list...Tallied his first top-10 of the year with a T8 at the Cox Classic, followed three weeks later by a T4 showing at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic...Finished sixth on Tour in Greens in Regulation Percentage (71.36). 2005: Made the cut in seven of nine starts during his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour. Finished 67th on the money list...Notched the first of three top-10s with a T9 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open...Came back the following week with a season-best T3 at the Cox Classic, finishing 19-under 265 and four shots behind winner Jason Gore...Final top-10 came with a T6 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic...Made eagle on the last hole to qualify for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 and made the cut, finishing T67... Winner of two West Coast Hooters Tour events...Medalist at the 2005 National Qualifying Tournament for the Canadian Tour...Played in five Hooter Tour events with three top-10s. Amateur: First-team All-Big West Conference selection (1998-2001) at Long Beach State.
Grew up in Long Beach, CA, the same place where TOUR players John Cook, John Merrick, Peter Tomasulo and Paul Goydos honed their games. TOUR members Goydos and Mark O'Meara also attended Long Beach State.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
Member of rookie class in 2007 earned PGA TOUR card through T13 finish at 2006 Qualifying Tournament. Member of the Nationwide Tour in 2005-06. Made the cut in eight of 15 starts in 2006, with two top-10s. Concluded the year 78th on the money list. Tallied his first top-10 of the year with a T8 at the Cox Classic, followed three weeks later by a T4 showing at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Finished sixth on Tour in Greens in Regulation Percentage (71.36). Made the cut in seven of nine starts during his rookie season in 2005. Finished 67th on the money list. Notched the first of three top-10s with a T9 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. Came back the following week with a season-best T3 at the Cox Classic, finishing 19-under 265 and four shots behind winner Jason Gore. Final top-10 came with a T6 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic. Qualified for and made the cut at the 2005 U.S. Open, finishing T67. Winner of two West Coast Hooters Tour events. Has also played on the Canadian Tour, where he was the medalist at the 2005 National Qualifying Tournament. Played in five Hooter Tour events in 2005 with three top-10s. First-team All-Big West Conference selection (1998-2001).