Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, Turning Stone Resort Championship.
Made 17 cuts in 25 starts on the 2009 PGA TOUR, recording one top-10 and eight top-25 finishes. Was one of seven players to earn their first top-10 of the season at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, a T9, ranking No. 1 (346-yard average) in Driving Distance for the week. Finished the season ranked No. 1 in Driving Distance, averaging 312 yards. Posted 35 of 83 rounds in the 60s. Entered the final event of the season, the Children's Miracle Network Classic, at No. 123 on the money list but missed the cut with a pair of 74s to fall to 127th. Regained fully exempt status with a sixth-place finish at the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Made 18 of 29 cuts in 2008 with two top-10 finishes. Finished T3 at the Turning Stone Championship to match his career-best finish from 2007. Finished T10 at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic. Placed second on the PGA TOUR in Driving Distance (311-yard average) behind Bubba Watson (315.1 average). Placed fourth in Driving Distance in 2007. Competed in two events in the inaugural PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and finished 74th on the 2007 money list. Recorded four top-10 finishes and seven top-25s in his most successful season on TOUR. First top-10 of the season came in ninth start, a T5 at the Shell Houston Open. Jumped into top-10 with final-round 7-under-par 65, the low round on Sunday. Second top-10 came in the first PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup event, The Barclays, with a T9. Cracked $1 million in earnings for the season with T3 finish at the Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Collected his fourth top-10 with a T9 at the inaugural Ginn sur Mer Classic. After finishing 144th on money list in 2006, his rookie season on the PGA TOUR, regained card for 2007 with runner-up finish at Qualifying Tournament. It was his second consecutive successful stint at Q-School. With a six-round total of 18-under-par, finished five strokes behind medalist George McNeill. One top-10 in rookie season in 2006, a T4 at the 84 LUMBER Classic. Entered final round just one off the lead of Ben Curtis and Charles Howell III. Also managed three other top-25s in 28 starts in 2006. Earned TOUR card for 2006 after finishing T9 at 2005 Qualifying Tournament. Made it through the final stage in his fifth attempt. Member of Nationwide Tour in 2000, 2002 and 2004-05. Improved his status on the Nationwide Tour money list each season from 156th (2002) to 81st (2004) to 69th (2005). Posted two back-to-back top-10s in 2005, a T8 at the Virginia Beach Open and a fourth at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. Has also played on the Hooters Tour and the Gateway Tour. Father Tom won a silver medal in trap shooting at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, coached the U. S. Olympic shooting team and carried the torch at one of the Olympic ceremonies. Noted for using a short putter (28 inches). Lists making a hole-in-one at THE PLAYERS Championship (2008, No. 13) as his biggest thrill in golf. Biggest thrill outside of golf is catching a 10-pound bass. Lists Continental Links as his favorite course. Would most like to play St. Andrews. Favorite college team is the Oregon Ducks. Favorite professional team is the Chicago Bears. Favorite TV show is "CSI." Favorite movie is "Hangover." Favorite food is steak. Favorite athlete to watch is Lebron James. Favorite city to visit is Carmel, CA.