Spending his rookie season in 2011 blogging for BNET, the CBS Interactive Business Network. Biggest thrill in golf was teaching the sport to wounded veterans in the Army. Never travels without a pillow from home and his iPod. First car was a 1992 Honda Accord and now drives a Honda Element. Favorite college team is the Tennessee Volunteers and roots for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.
In PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in 2009, missed getting a spot by a shot, forcing him onto the Nationwide Tour in 2010.
2010 Nationwide Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.32 (Ranked 55th); money $127,606 (ranked 53rd); best finish, T5th Chiquita Classic. Following the season went back to the Qualifying tournament and got his PGA Tour card by finishing T11th.
Playing for the first time in the PGA Championship.
2010 Nationwide Tour Money and Position
Nationwide Tour Best Round
68 at Round 3, Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung.
68 at Round 1, South Georgia Classic Pres'd by First State Bank and Trust Company.
One of eight players to miss earning PGA TOUR status for 2010 by a stroke at the 2009 Qualifying Tournament. Has never made a start on the PGA TOUR and is 1 for 3 in career cuts made on the Nationwide Tour. Finished T14 at the 2008 Chattanooga Classic, where he posted opening scores of 64-62 and was one shot off the 36-hole lead of Webb Simpson. His 126 score is tied for the third-lowest opening-36 hole score in Nationwide Tour history. Weekend rounds of 73-76 dropped him down the leaderboard...Played on both NGA Hooters Tour and the Tarheel Tour in 2008-09...Made the cut in 11 of 14 starts on the Hooters Tour in 2009 with nine top-25 finishes.
Biggest thrill in golf was teaching the sport to wounded veterans in the Army...Favorite course he's played is Diamond Creek in Banner Elk, NC, and would like to play Augusta National...Never travels without a pillow from home and his ipod...First car was a 1992 Honda Accord and now drives a Honda Element...Favorite college team is the Tennessee Volunteers and roots for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots...Favorite TV shows are "The Office" and "24."...Favorite movies are "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum."...Favorite entertainer is Steve Carell...Favorite city to visit is Boston...Lists his father, grandfather and college coach as the men he would like to have join him for a dream round of golf..Says if he wasn't a professional golfer he'd want to be a pediatrician...Puts spending a month with his wife in Australia and New Zealand on his bucket list. Is involved in the Wounded Warrior project, along with Pray with Africa and Knoxlife Church...He has one sister...Spent time as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp counselor.