Web.com Tour: Fully Exempt: # Nearest 50 - 16th Web.com Tour qualifier at 2012 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament
PGA TOUR: Past Champion
First played golf on Easter Sunday in 1978; 18 years later, won BellSouth Classic on Easter. Uncertain he would return to Masters, so he bought souvenir glass, filled it with bunker sand and placed his tee and ball inside as remembrance of first visit to Augusta National in 1996. Returned in 1997 and 1998. Underwent LASIK surgery in September 1998.
First played golf on Easter Sunday in 1978, and 18 years later, won BellSouth Classic on Easter
Uncertain he would return to Masters, so bought souvenir glass, filled it with bunker sand and placed tee and ball inside as remembrance of first visit to Augusta National in 1996. Returned in 1997 and 1998
Underwent LASIK surgery in September 1998
Did some work as a guest analyst for Golf Channel and Sirius/XM Radio's PGA TOUR Network in 2005
Cites winning BellSouth Classic as his biggest thrill in golf. Cites being a dad as his biggest thrill outside of golf. Favorite course played is Pebble Beach. Would most like to play St. Andrews. Never travels without his airplane ticket. Favorite college team is the University of Alabama. Favorite TV show is "The Unit." Favorite movie is "Tommy Boy." Favorite book is the Holy Bible. Favorite city to visit is New York. Would round out his dream foursome with his dad, brother, Tom, and Jesus Christ.
Spending time with family and friends, all sports
PGA TOUR Victories (2)
1996 BellSouth Classic
1997 United Airlines Hawaiian Open
Web.com Tour Victories (1)
1996 NIKE Louisiana Open
PGA TOUR (2)
1996 Casio World Open [Jpn], Lincoln Mercury Kapalua International.
Made only one of three cuts on the PGA TOUR. Hosted a radio show on Sirius/XM Radio with Matt Adams.
2013: Finished T17 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in his only PGA TOUR start. Made three of eights cuts on the Web.com Tour. 2012: Made four of eight cuts on TOUR and finished No. 218 in the FedExCup standings
Played primarily on the Web.com Tour, with 16 starts. Managed just one top-25 finish on either Tour, a T22 at the Web.com Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am.2011: Claimed a pair of top-25 finishes in 24 PGA TOUR starts, the best being a T21 at the Frys.com Open, following a final round, 5-under 66. With the exception of 2005, he has posted at least two top-25 finishes every year since 1994. 2010: Recorded a pair of top-10 finishes, his first top-10s since the 2004 FedEx St. Jude Classic (T9)
Initial top 10 of the year came with a T10 at the Reno-Tahoe Open
Posted his second top 10 with a T4 at The Greenbrier Classic, giving him his first multiple-top-10 season since recording four in 2003. 2009: Made three PGA TOUR cuts in nine starts, two of which were top-25s, at the Puerto Rico Open and Valero Texas Open in consecutive starts. Also made three cuts on the Web.com Tour in 2009 in 12 starts. 2008: Made five of 13 cuts on the PGA TOUR with three top-25 finishes. Granted Minor Medical Extension for 2008, but was not able to earn enough to gain member status on TOUR for remainder of the season. 2007: Limited to 18 events due to right shoulder injury
Did not play after the Wyndham Championship in August, when he underwent surgery on October 15, 2007 to remove bone spurs from right shoulder
Logged four top-25s in 18 starts in 2007, his best finish being T12 at the Reno-Tahoe Open in early August. 2006: Despite first-round 79 at the 2006 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, finished T8 to regain TOUR card for 2007
Played 2005-06 on Major Medical Extensions, and missed remaining in that category for the rest of the 2006 season by $3,033 after the John Deere Classic in July. 2004: Limited to 14 events and did not play after Booz Allen Open. Underwent surgery on his left wrist on August 17, 2004. 2003: Underwent right wrist surgery in May for torn cartilage after missing cut at HP Byron Nelson Championship
Tried to return in July but withdrew from 100th Western Open after opening 77. 2001: Runner-up at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, four strokes behind the record-smashing Joe Durant. Runner-up finish was worth a career-best $378,000
At the 2001 Compaq Classic of New Orleans, opened the event with course-record and career-best 61. 1999: Needed a T3 in the season-ending Southern Farm Bureau Classic to jump from No. 140 on the TOUR money list to No. 113 to keep his card. 1997: Qualified for the TOUR Championship after finishing career-high 21st on TOUR money list
Defeated Jim Furyk and Mike Reid in playoff at 1997 United Airlines Hawaiian Open to capture second TOUR title. 1996: Breakthrough year featured his first victory on TOUR at BellSouth Classic in just his third full season. Defeated Brandel Chamblee with birdie on first extra hole. Arrived in Atlanta as sixth alternate after winning Web.com Tour's Louisiana Open the week before. Became the only player to win Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR events back to back
After season, won unofficial 1996 Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International and the Casio World Open on Japan Golf Tour. 1993: Earned first TOUR card via a T26 at the 1993 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: Three-time All-America at Texas El-Paso. Two collegiate victories.