Wife, Melissa; Saber Victoria (5/10/12), Savannah (3/15/14), Simone Rose (7/21/18)
ELIGIBILITY: Player met this criteria to qualify for the PGA Championship
2018 WORLD GOLF RANKING
PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS ATTENDED
BEST PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH
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. A 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. Recorded a T6 finish at the Web.com Tour Championship to jump inside the top 25 on the Finals money list. T11 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was best result of season. After opening with rounds of 65-66-67 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, found himself one stroke back of Jim Furyk's 18-under lead heading into the final round. Stumbled with a Sunday 1-over 73 to fall into an eventual T7 with Furyk and Jordan Spieth. Having played Pebble Beach both days on the weekend, made just one par on the front nine in the third round but played his first 11 holes in the final round with nothing but pars. In his fifth start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, birdied the final four holes in the third round (and three of the final four in the final round) to claim third place, two strokes behind Matt Every at 17-under 271. In Friday's second round at Bay Hill, posted a 7-under 65 to get within five strokes of Morgan Hoffmann's 36-hole lead. Recorded all four rounds in the 60s at the FedEx St. Jude Classic to T3 with Phil Mickelson, Seung-Yul Noh and Michael Thompson. Entered the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship trailing leader Henrik Stenson by just two strokes. Struggled during the Monday finish to a 3-over 74 to T4, seven strokes behind champion Rickie Fowler. Marked his fourth top-10 finish of the season and first in four attempts at the event. In the next Playoffs event, the BMW Championship, finished T32 at Conway Farms GC to end his season. Was just 58 points shy of finishing 30th in the FedExCup standings and earning his first TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola start. In April, became the second consecutive Australian to win on the PGA TOUR in as many weeks by capturing the Shell Houston Open. Posted a 15-under 273 in the second-to-last group Sunday, then watched as second- and third-round leader Matt Kuchar made bogey at the 72nd hole that got him into a sudden-death playoff. On the first extra hole (No. 18), chipped in from 42 feet for a birdie-3 that allowed him to claim his first career PGA TOUR title. The win also earned him the last win-and-you're in invitation to the following week's Masters Tournament. Not only was he the second Aussie to win in as many weeks but was the third in four weeks (John Senden at the Valspar Championship) and fourth of the season. Jason Day was the first, with his win at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. With rounds of 69-72-70-72, was one of just four players to post all four rounds at par or better at the Memorial Tournament in late spring. His 5-under 283 was good for T6 with Russell Henley. Four rounds in the 60s, including 4-under 66s in the middle two rounds of The Greenbrier Classic, led to a career-best T2 finish. Finished two strokes behind tournament winner Jonas Blixt. Posted four more rounds in the 60s at the John Deere Classic to claim a T7 with Patrick Reed and J.J. Henry. That two-week stretch marked the first time in his PGA TOUR career to post four rounds in the 60s in back-to-back weeks. Finished T5 at the Wyndham Championship on the strength of a final-round 62. Entered the BMW Championship ranked No. 51 in the FedExCup standings, closing strong at Conway Farms with matching 4-under 67s on the weekend to turn in a T8. Moved up 19 spots, to No. 32, in the FedExCup but missed on a trip to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola by 49 points (Dustin Johnson at No. 30). Finished No. 172 on the TOUR money list in 19 starts and eight made cuts. Season highlight was his one top-10 finish, a T5 at the Puerto Rico Open after holding a share of the first-round lead with eventual winner George McNeill. Also was the 36-hole leader. Once again enjoyed success at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Following a T7 there in 2010, he opened with a 6-under 66 at TPC Louisiana, which he parlayed into his only top-10 of the year, a T6. Entered the Wyndham Championship No. 122 in the FedExCup standings but missed the cut and finished No. 127. Finished T8 at the Bob Hope Classic, his first top-10 since a T5 at the 2009 John Deere Classic. Kept the momentum going the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he finished T10 with five others. Was T10 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his third top-10 of the season. One of five Australians to post a top-10 finish at TPC Louisiana on Anzac Day (April 25), a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. Finished T7 at the Quail Hollow Championship on the strength of 69-68 on the weekend. Fifth top-10 finish of the season came at the John Deere Classic, thanks largely to an opening-round, 7-under 64 for his best finish 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 Web.com Tour, posting four rounds in the 60s. 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. Finished T14 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to regain his TOUR card for 2013. Posted the first of four runner-up finishes at the South Georgia Classic, finishing 9-under 279 and just one shot behind John Kimbell.