Methodist University (2001 Business Administration)
Cloverdale; IN; United States
City Plays From
PGA TOUR: 124th on 2015-16 money list
Web.com Tour: 25th on 2013 Web.com Tour priority list
Lists his father as his hero
Passions are hunting and fishing
Lives on farm in Cloverdale, Indiana where population is approximately 2,000
Attended Methodist College where he won the NCAA Division III Championship as an individual three times (1998, 1999, 2001) and two team national titles.
Lists his father and Elvis Presley as his heroes
If he weren't a golfer, says he would be in farming
Favorite website is ebay.com
Never travels without his pillow and alarm clock
Favorite college team is Notre Dame
Not many people know he sleeps with earplugs every night.
Fitness, fishing, hunting, camping
Web.com Tour Victories (2)
2005 Henrico County Open Pres'd by Saxon Capital, Inc.
2009 Miccosukee Championship
After making just two cuts in his first nine starts of the season, recorded his first top-10 of the season with a T4 finish at The Honda Classic. Opened with an even-par 70 at PGA National, but fired three consecutive rounds in the 60s – 67-67-69 – to climb into the top five and secure his seventh career top-10 finish.
2015-16: Among his three top-25 finishes was a third-place showing at the Valero Texas Open, his career-best showing. Finished outside the top 125 in FedExCup points at No. 136, but inside the top 125 on the money list (124th) to retain his card for the 2016-17 season
Recorded his first top-10 of the season with a third-place showing at the Valero Texas Open in his 14th start in 2015-16. Birdied four of his last five holes in the final round at TPC San Antonio to post a 3-under 69 and claim his career-best solo-third. Overcame an opening-round 1-over 73 with three rounds in the 60s to claim the top-five finish.2014-15: Made 16 cuts in 24 starts, with one top-10 finish. Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs, before a missed cut at The Barclays ended his season at No. 120 in the FedExCup standings
Over the Independence Day weekend, opened with a 5-under 65 at The Greenbrier Classic en route to a T6 with six others, at 11-under 269. The 65 tied his low round of the season, matching that of his second-round showing at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The finish in West Virginia marked his best outing since a T4 at the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic.2013-14: Competed in 28 PGA TOUR events, with two top-25 finishes and 11 cuts made. Finished the season 159th in FedExCup points
Combined for 15 birdies and an eagle on the weekend at the Humana Challenge, good for back-to-back, 7-under 65s and an eighth-place finish at PGA West
In early June, earned a spot in the U.S. Open for the second time when he was the medalist at sectional qualifying in Rockville, Md. Shot rounds of 69-69 at Woodmont CC's North Course to finish at 6-under, three shots ahead of Billy Hurley III, Donald Constable and Nicholas Mason. Missed the cut after consecutive 74s at Pinehurst No. 2
Missed the cut in the first Web.com Tour Finals' event, Hotel Fitness Championship, then finished T57 at the Chiquita Classic and T32 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship
Came to the Web.com Tour Championship trailing the final-card position by $22,130. Opened with a 65 at the TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course. Added scores of 69-70-70 to garner a T7 finish and enough money, $30,130, to secure his return to the PGA TOUR.2013: Enjoyed a year where he made the cut in 16 of 24 Web.com Tour starts and had three top-10 performances. Earned his first top-10 of the year, a T3 at the Mid-Atlantic Championship in early June. Shared the 54-hole lead with eventual winner Michael Putnam but couldn't muster a charge on the final day at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and wound up four strokes back
Was in contention all week at the Utah Championship in mid-July, his tournament highlighted by the second-round 60 he shot at Willow Creek CC, a score that temporarily gave him the tournament record (passed by Will Wilcox two days later when he shot 59). Tied the Web.com Tour nine-hole scoring mark when he shot a 9-under 27 on his opening nine (seven birdies, one eagle and one par) of the second round. Opened 66-60-68 at the Sandy, Utah, tournament and held a two-stroke, 54-hole lead. Fired a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish at 21-under, just missing a 40-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole that would have put him in the Steven Alker-Ashley Hall playoff. The T3 finish matched his showing in Maryland earlier in the summer
Added another T3, at the Mylan Classic, when he tied for second in Fairways Hit (80.4 percent)
Had a T7 finish at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in September, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals
Closed the year with a final-round 66 at the Web.com Tour Championship to wind up T32. Ended the season No. 25 on the Tour's priority list. 2012: Played on a Major Medical Extension. Coupled with 2011 earnings of $183,510 had nine events to earn $484,656, equaling No. 125 from 2011. Failed to do so, however, missing the cut in all nine starts. 2011: Hampered by fractured ribs, he made the last of his 16 starts at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Withdrew during the second round and did not start the rest of the season
Posted season-best T14 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. 2010: In return to the PGA TOUR, finished a career-best 96th on the FedExCup points list, with three top-10 finishes. Played the first two Playoff events, The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship
Recorded his first career top-10 finish (T10) at the Bob Hope Classic. Previous best finish on TOUR was T11 at the 2008 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee
Came back two starts later with a career-best T4 finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Opened with three rounds in the 60s before a final-round 70 left him three behind Cameron Beckman
Finished T10 at the Puerto Rico Open after sharing the second-round lead. 2009: Finished second on the Web.com Tour money list thanks to a win and three runner-up finishes to earn a return trip to the PGA TOUR. Became only the ninth player in Tour history to top the $400,000 mark, season total of $415,114 was the eighth best at the time in the Tour's 20-year history
Earned his second career title with a two-stroke win at the Miccosukee Championship, the final full-field event on the schedule. Was one of four to share the 54-hole lead. Fired a 2-under-par 70 that included a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to secure the win. 2008: PGA TOUR rookie and made the cut in 12 of 24 starts
His T11 at the U.S. Bank Championship and a T12 at the Ginn sur Mer Classic were the best of his four top-25s
Only previous TOUR start came at the 2006 U.S. Open, where he T40. 2007: Made the cut in 16 of 28 tournaments on the Web.com Tour, with a best finish of T2 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational
Finished 23rd on the money list to secure rookie PGA TOUR card. 2006: Made the cut in 13 of 26 starts on the Web.com Tour. 2005: Made the cut in 15 of 25 starts during his rookie season on the Web.com Tour, with three top-10s
Claimed his first Tour win at the Henrico County Open, with four rounds in the 60s (65-69-66-67) to finish 21-under and two strokes ahead of Tom Scherrer. 2004: Had seen limited Web.com Tour action prior to 2005, making the cut in five of seven career starts
Made the cut in four of five starts in 2004, earning $31,150 and the No. 119 spot on the final money list. Member of the Hooters Tour from 2002-04, finishing No. 7 on the 2002 money list to earn Rookie of the Year honors. Notched his first victory at the First City Championship in Savannah, Ga. Finished a career-best third on the 2003 money list, with a repeat win at the First City Championship. Amateur: Three-time NCAA Division III individual champion at Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C. Winner of the 2000 Indiana State Amateur.