Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular. T9--
The Honda Classic.
PGA TOUR Best Round
66 at Round 5, Bob Hope Classic.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Was 3-over through 36 holes to make the cut on the number at The Honda Classic. Closed with rounds of 67-68 to finish T9, the fifth top-10 finish of his TOUR career...Turned in second straight top-10 finish at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular (T3). T3 finish was his best finish on TOUR.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
Member of the Nationwide Tour in 2004-06 and 2008 and the PGA TOUR in 2007 and 2009. In 2009, playing his sophomore season on the PGA TOUR, made the cut in 16 of 29 starts, with two top-10 finishes. Finished No. 139 in official earnings, with a T10 at the Northern Trust Open and T7 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, with matching 66s in the second and third rounds. Earned higher status via the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament in early December 2009. Tallied 16 top-25 finishes in 28 starts on the 2008 Nationwide Tour, leading to a second-place finish on the money list, with $437,035. Voted 2008 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year. Won the Xerox Classic by four shots for his first Nationwide Tour victory, ranking first in Putting, with 107 putts. T2 the following week at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, vaulting him to No. 1 on the money list, and added a hole-in-one for the fourth consecutive season when he made an ace. He started his run at the same tournament in 2005, adding aces at the 2006 Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship and the 2007 South Georgia Classic. His four aces are the most in Tour history. Held the top spot on the money list until being overtaken at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship by Matt Bettencourt. Made the cut in 12 of 26 starts during his rookie season on the PGA TOUR in 2007, with three top-25 finishes. Ended the season No. 155 on the money list, with $447,172. In fourth career start, rookie closed with a 5-under-par 65 to notch first career top-10 (T9) at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. In July, a first-round 63 helped him claim a T28 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Two weeks later, recorded his best PGA TOUR finish with a T6 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Earned rookie PGA TOUR card with T22 finish at 2006 Qualifying Tournament. Made the cut in just one of five Nationwide Tour starts in 2007, a T59 at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Made the cut in 18 of 27 starts on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, cracking the top-10 six times. Finished the year No. 37 on the money list, with $149,288. Finished T4 at the Virginia Beach Open and Knoxville Open. Had a hole-in-one on No. 11 during the third round of the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship. Made the cut in 19 of 25 starts in 2005, with two top-10s. Earned $108,553 to finish No. 51 on the final money list. Best finish was a T5 at the Envirocare Utah Classic, finishing four shots behind winner Garrett Willis. Made the cut in 14 of 22 starts during his rookie season on the 2004 Nationwide Tour, including three top-25s. Collected $43,792 to place 97th with a season-best T10 at the Miccosukee Championship. Was the top-ranked amateur in Zimbabwe in 1999 and played on the 2000 World Amateur team. Winner of the 1999 Zimbabwe Amateur by a record 14 shots, besting the previous record held by Nick Price. Says that is his biggest thrill in golf. Winner of the 1998 David Leadbetter Junior Invitational. Earned second-team All-America honors at Virginia Tech in 2002 and 2003, where he was a teammate of PGA TOUR member Johnson Wagner. Played through a broken rib to finish ninth at the 2002 NCAA Central Regional. Was the 2003 Big East Conference champion. Winner of multiple collegiate tournaments and became the school's first player to win twice in one season (2000). Lists Nick Price as his hero.
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