Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. T5--
Zurich Classic of New Orleans. T7--
Sony Open in Hawaii.
PGA TOUR Best Round
62 at Round 3, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
PGA TOUR Highlights
A closing 4-under 66 propelled him to a T7 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii...T5 in April at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after firing four sub-par rounds. Holed a pitch from 35 yards for eagle at the 335-yard, par-4 16th on Sunday to get to 13-under and one back before finishing with a bogey on 18...Shot tournament low 8-under 62 in third round of Crowne Plaza Invitational, eventually making three-way playoff with Steve Stricker and Tim Clark, which Stricker won with a birdie on the second extra hole. Recorded just two bogeys for the week and equaled career-best second-place (2-2008 Mayakoba Golf Classic). Was supported in the tournament by "Marino's Mob," a group led by his mother, Fran, who grew up adjacent to Colonial CC in Fort Worth, TX...Was co-leader with Tom Watson after 36 holes of the British Open, shooting 67-68 in his first time on a true links golf course. 76-75 on the weekend dropped him to a T38 finish.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. T2--
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
2008 Season Highlights
Sophomore campaign included 13 top-25 finishes in 32 starts, including six top-10 finishes - all career-high totals. Made the cut in 27 of 32 starts, finishing the season ranked No. 36 in the FedExCup standings and No. 34 on the money list...Opened season on the PGA TOUR with a 5-under-par 65 en route to a T4 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Posted a career-best solo second at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, aided by a third-round 6-under-par 64. Went bogey free over the final 36 holes (64-66) and finished two back of champion Brian Gay...His third top-10 of the season was a T10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, thanks to a closing 4-under 66...Held a one-stoke lead after the first round of the AT&T National, eventually finishing T24...Consecutive 3-under 67s in first three rounds at the RBC Canadian Open resulted in a T3...Opened 66-66 at the Deutsche Bank Championship on way to a T10 finish...Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Scott Verplank at the Children's Miracle Network Classic before a final-round 71 left him in a tie for third.
2007: One of the top rookies on TOUR after earning card through a T8 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Posted four top-10s in 31 starts with earnings in excess of $1.1 million. Played his way through the third event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs, the BMW Championship, and finished 63rd in the FedExCup standings...Paired with Michelle Wie for the first two rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Made the cut and finished T34...In fifth start, notched first career top-10 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish solo eighth...Second top-10 finish of the year came at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, earning an exemption into the following week's Wachovia Championship with a T10...Best career finish came at the AT&T Classic, where four sub-par rounds earned a T6. Finished four shots out of the Zach Johnson-Ryuji Imada playoff. 2006: Made the cut in 16 of 20 starts during his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, with 10 top-25 finishes. Finished 42nd on the money list, with $134,038. Began the year with no status but played his way on the Tour through Monday qualifiers and top-25 finishes...His first start came at the Henrico County Open, gaining entrance by making a birdie on the final hole of the Monday qualifier to join a 12-man playoff for three spots. Went on to finish T10 that week, one of his five top-10 finishes on the year...Other top-10 performances included career-best T7 outings at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open and the Miccosukee Championship, and a T8 finish at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic that ultimately gave him Special Temporary Membership...Finished the campaign with a T6 finish at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at The Houstonian...Two-time winner on the Gateway Tour, highlighted by his victory at the Sidney Frank Memorial Tour Championship. The win, worth $60,000, was set up by a 13-under 59 in the third round. 2005: Three starts on the Nationwide Tour with one made cut, a T54 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Amateur: Winner of the 1999 Virginia Amateur...Former standout at the University of Virginia, where he played in every tournament during his career from 1999 to 2002. All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior. Helped lead his team to the 2001 Seminole Intercollegiate Championship, when he captured individual medalist honors. Teammates at UVa with PGA TOUR member James Driscoll.
Started golf at age 3 by swinging a cut-down 3-iron in his back yard.