Bob Hope Classic. T10--
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
PGA TOUR Best Round
66 at Round 5, Bob Hope Classic.
66 at Round 4, Bob Hope Classic.
66 at Round 3, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Finished T8 at the Bob Hope Classic, his first top-10 since a T5 at the 2009 John Deere Classic...Kept the momentum going three weeks later at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am where he finished T10 with five others...T10 at Zurich Classic of New Orleans was third top-10 of the season and seventh of his career. Was one of five Australians to post a top-10 finish at TPC Louisiana on Anzac Day (April 25), a national day of rememberance in Australia and New Zealand.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
The Honda Classic, Buick Open.
Nationwide Tour Playoff Record
2009 was a year of near misses for the Aussie who entered the final event of the PGA TOUR regular season, the Wyndham Championship, at No. 117 in the FedExCup standings. 70-74 over the weekend included a missed 8-foot putt at the 72nd hole and contributed to missing the FedExCup Playoffs by less than a point. Entered the Fall Series at No. 119 on the money list and despite making the cut at Turning Stone and Frys.com Open finished No. 134 at the end of the season. However, gained exempt status at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament with a third-place finish. Made 10 birdies in a final-round 64 at the Buick Invitational, jumping from T36 to fifth, earning a spot in the following week's Northern Trust Open. Joined runner-up John Rollins as the only two players in the top-10 to record two eagles during the week. Matched his PGA TOUR career low with an 8-under 63 in third round of the John Deere Classic en route to a T5. The round included nine birdies and just one bogey. Forced to play third and final rounds on Sunday because of inclement weather earlier in the week. Finished T3 at the Utah Championship in his only start on the Nationwide Tour, posting four rounds in the 60s. Made 17 of 30 cuts on TOUR during his rookie season in 2008 with a pair of top-10 finishes. Recorded the first top-10 finish of his PGA TOUR career with a T4 at The Honda Classic. Rookie held a share of the 54-hole lead with Luke Donald and Mark Calcavecchia. Hit his tee shot in the water on the par-3 17th on Sunday and made double bogey, eventually finishing three behind winner Ernie Els. Ended a streak of six missed cuts with a T4 finish at the Buick Open. Recorded Friday's low round with a 63 that featured two eagles. Vaulted into contention with an eagle on the par-5 13th on Sunday, but bogeyed the par-5 16th and finished two behind winner Kenny Perry. Ended the season at No. 135 on the money list. Only previous PGA TOUR start was a missed cut at the 2005 FBR Open. Made the cut in 18 of 25 Nationwide Tour starts in 2007, including nine top-25s. Was a runner-up four times, one shy of the Tour record, and ended the season No. 7 on the money list with $302,226. Posted the first of four runner-up finishes at the South Georgia Classic, finishing 9-under 279 and just one shot behind John Kimbell. During a five-tournament stretch, posted second-place finishes at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic (one shot behind Jimmy Walker), the Oregon Classic (falling in a playoff to Kyle Thompson) and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic (dropping a playoff to Richard Johnson). Other top-10 finishes came at the Melwood Prince George's County Open and the Albertsons Boise Open, both T5s. Member of the Nationwide Tour from 2004-07. Made the cut in 17 of 24 starts in 2006, with five top-10 finishes. Ended the season No. 49 on the money list, with $123,066. Ranked T6 in Driving Distance (302.1 yards). Made the cut in eight of 14 events in 2005, with three top-25s, and finished the season No. 98 on the money list. Made the cut in 12 of 22 starts on the 2004 Nationwide Tour, including seven top-25s, and placed 68th on the money list. Made the cut in four of eight appearances on the 2002 Nationwide Tour. Has also played on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Was 2001 first-team All-American at Arizona State University. Helped lead the Sun Devils to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Shared medalist honors at the 2001 NCAA West Regional with fellow 2007 Nationwide Tour grad Kyle Thompson. Finished third at the 2001 Pac-10 Championship.
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