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Web.com Tour Victories (3)
CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Played in 14 events on the Web.com Tour, recorded three top-25s and finished No. 76 on the Regular Season money list.
Played in 20 Web.com Tour events, making nine cuts. Had two top 25s - a T12 at the El Bosque Mexico Championship and a T20 at the United Leasing Championship. Finished 113th on the Regular Season money list and 133rd on the final year-long money list.
Played in all 25 events, making 14 cuts. Had one top-10 and three top-25s. Finished the Regular Season 71st on the money list. Was one of just three players to compete in all 25 events. Other top-25s came the following month at the El Bosque Mexico Championship (T19) and in August at the News Sentinel Open (T14). Indifferent play in the Web.com Tour Finals did not put him in contention to earn his TOUR card via that avenue.
In his return to the PGA TOUR, competed in 27 tournaments, making eight starts. Finished T15 at the Farmers Insurance Open in January. Season highlight was a T8 at THE PLAYERS Championship in May. Was in contention before a 75 on Sunday dropped him down the leader board. After PLAYERS, made just two cuts in his final 13 appearances. Ended 2013 164th in FedExCup points. Played in all four Web.com Tour Finals events in September, making three cuts. Finished T28 at Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, T47 at Chiquita Classic and T54 at Web.com Tour Championship.
Ended the season No. 1 on the money list, with $433,453, the eighth-best total in Web.com Tour history. Earned fully-exempt status on the PGA TOUR in 2013 along with an exemption into THE PLAYERS Championship by virtue of his No. 1 money-list standing. Was ranked in the top 10 on the money list for 25 of 27 weeks and reached No. 1 three different times, including the final four weeks to finish with nine weeks at No. 1.
Made the cut in 14 of 16 starts during the year with three top-10 finishes. Ended the season with nine straight cuts made but had only one top-25 finish in that stretch.
Made two Web.com Tour appearances, missing the cut in both. In his lone PGA TOUR start, he made the cut at the St. Jude Classic, where he T70.
Made the cut in 10 of 25 starts during his rookie season on the PGA TOUR. Finished the season No. 159 on the official money list, with top-25 finishes at the Travelers Championship (T7) and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T15). Was one of four players to ace the 15th hole at the RBC Canadian Open (Arjun Atwal, Briny Baird and Leif Olson). His par-3 heroics won him a BMW Z4 convertible. It was his second hole-in-one in the season, the first coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Missed the cut in both starts on the Web.com Tour.
Earned PGA TOUR privileges after placing 15th on the Web.com Tour money list. Earned his first top-10 of the year with a third-place finish at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Started the final round five shots back of the leaders and posted a 67 to move within one shot of a playoff between Robert Damron and Greg Owen. Also finished third at the Bank of America Open, where a four-day total of 13-under 275 left him just three strokes behind champion Kris Blanks. The finish in Chicago was his sixth top-20 in his last eight starts of the season. Held a one-stroke lead over Justin Hicks entering the final round of the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, but a bogey on the 71st hole—combined with a birdie by Hicks—led to a tie at 17-under. Despite losing in the playoff, he cashed a check for $86,410. Four sub-70 rounds earned him a T6 at the Cox Classic. Shot 64 in the second round of Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch and finished T25. Earned $271,919 for 15th position on the final money list. Played in the Viking Classic on the PGA TOUR on a sponsor's exemption and posted a 3-under 69 Sunday to finish a career-best T4. His previous best effort on TOUR (in 25 career starts) was a T13 finish at the 2004 Masters Tournament when he was an amateur. With his top-10 finish in Madison, he earned a spot in the field at the next TOUR full-field event, the Turning Stone Resort Championship, where he finished T43. His T13 finish at the 2004 Masters, with even-par 288, was the lowest finish by an amateur at the Masters since Charlie Coe's ninth-place effort in 1962. Was T36 that season in the U.S. Open. Described the week in the following way, "Every move I made was a dream come true."