Wife, Courtney; Scout Brian (5/24/11), Dodge Timothy (11/12/13)
ELIGIBILITY: Player met this criteria to qualify for the PGA Championship
(11) Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2017 PGA Championship .
2018 WORLD GOLF RANKING
PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS ATTENDED
BEST PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH
Missed the cut in his only previous Web.com Tour start, at the Albertsons Boise Open. Opened and closed with rounds of 65 and 66, respectively, to finish T8 in the Travelers Championship. Final-round 1-under 71 led to T3 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, three strokes behind champion Jason Day. On Sunday, after two double bogeys on the front nine led to a 2-over 38, stormed back with five consecutive birdies on Nos. 10-14 for the best consecutive birdie streak of the week and one off the tournament-record birdie of six straight held by Duffy Waldorf, Curt Byrum and Darren Clarke. Entered the 72nd hole at 16-under par and just one behind Day before a double bogey led to the T3 finish. Kept a streak alive of all six of his top-10 finishes on TOUR coming the start after a missed cut. The T3 finish came in his first start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and 11th of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR Season, where a T11 at the Northern Trust Open was his previous-best showing. Led the field in birdies for the week with 24, one more than winner Jason Day. Despite a double bogey on the final hole, took home medalist honors at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament by one stroke over Jeff Maggert. Became one of just three players since 1992 to hold at least a share of the lead after each round of the six-round event, joining wire-to-wire winner Scott Verplank (1997) and Frank Lickliter II (2007). Following seven straight missed cuts after a T15 at the Farmers Insurance Open, snapped that stretch with a third-place finish at Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Matched the best birdie-eagle streak of the season with a 6-under stretch in five holes (Nos. 7-11) during a final-round 67. After missed cuts in his first six starts of the season as well as two missed cuts coming into the FedEx St. Jude Classic, claimed his first runner-up in his 65th PGA TOUR start. Rounds of 67-66-67-71 left him a stroke shy of Ben Crane at TPC Southwind. With the second-place performance, moved inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings, to No. 111. Followed a tie for ninth at the Boise Open with a tie for sixth at the DAP Championship to secure his PGA TOUR card for the 2017-18 season through the Web.com Tour Finals. The former Boise State Bronco posted back-to-back 68s on the weekend at the Albertsons Boise Open for a tie for ninth. After beginning the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in a tie for third place, shot a final-round 74 to finish T8. Marked his first made cut at the event in seven starts. After tying the course record at Keene Trace Golf Club in round one with a 10-under 62, never lost a hold on the lead en route to victory at the Barbasol Championship. With ensuing rounds of 67-69-67, claimed his second career PGA TOUR win by a stroke over Billy Horschel, Tom Lovelady and Richy Werenski at 23-under 265. Because of multiple weather delays throughout the week, finished his third round Saturday, but never hit a shot on Sunday. In the Monday finish, holed his second shot for an eagle-2 at No. 8 from 133 yards en route to the final-round 5-under 67. With just five weeks left before the FedExCup Playoffs, moved from No. 131 to 65th in the standings, assuring himself a start in the Playoffs. Overcame an opening-round, 1-over 72 at the Valspar Championship with a 5-under 66 in Sunday's final round at Innisbrook to claim the sixth-place position. The finish was his first top-10 since earning a solo second at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic. At the RBC Heritage, held a four-shot lead after the second round and a three-shot advantage through 54 holes but closed with a 69 to claim third at Harbour Town GL. Made his third start at the RBC Heritage, missing the cut in 2010 and finishing T52 in 2011. His only other lead on TOUR was a share of the opening-round lead at the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii (T20). His week included a back-nine, 7-under 28 Friday, topping the previous record on that nine by one stroke (Jeff Maggert in 2006, Steve Flesch in 2001, Chris Perry in 2000 and Brad Faxon in 1997). The only other 28 at the RBC Heritage occurred on the front nine (Craig Barlow in 2003). After entering the week with five consecutive missed cuts, carded a final-round 4-under 67 (including a 34-foot, 5-inch birdie putt on the 72nd hole) for a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler at the Quicken Loans National. At 18-under 266, set a new 72-hole scoring record at the Robert Trent Jones GC, topping the 267 totals by Tiger Woods in 2009 and Nick Watney in 2011. Became the first player to make the Quicken Loans National title his initial PGA TOUR win in his 96th start at the age of 29 years, 9 months, 8 days. Previous-best finish was a runner-up effort at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Win earned him a first-time spot in the upcoming World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship events. Week included a third-round 61 (matched his career-low score set earlier this season in the second round of the RBC Heritage), and established a new tournament record. The previous low score was 62, set by three players (Anthony Kim in 2009, Hunter Mahan in 2009 and Nick Watney in 2011). Along with Kevin Chappell set a new Quicken Loans National low-opening 54-hole score, with their 199 totals topping 200s set by Tom Pernice, Jr. (2008), Kim (2009), Woods (2009), Justin Rose (2010) and Fowler (2015). Is now one for two when carrying the lead/co-lead into the final round on the PGA TOUR. Finished T46 at The Barclays, but failed to advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship by 1.64 FedExCup points. Could have knocked Geoff Ogilvy out of the 100th position and move on in the Playoffs until he missed a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Settled for a career-best 101st in the final FedExCup standings. Was T6 at the Chile Classic in Santiago. Third-round 64 moved him into contention at 14-under par. Posted his third 3-under 69 on the final day and finished four shots back of winner Kevin Kisner. Closed his season with a T8 at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. The winner of 2009 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament was one of four players making a first career start on the PGA TOUR at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Opened with a 5-under 65 to share the lead with five other players. Finished T20.