Web.com Tour: Exempt - Top-75 Money Winner from 2016 Web.com Tour Regular Season
Despite an allegiance to his alma mater Morehead State, is a huge University of Kentucky sports fan. Began playing the game at the age of 13, and credits the Larry Gilbert Junior Golf Program for giving his game direction. Was a better baseball player than golfer in high school. Always dreamed of being a professional athlete, but thought it would be as a basketball player, given the game's roots in his native Kentucky. Lists favorite TV shows as "24," "The Office" and "Dexter." Favorite music comes from Amos Lee, the David Crowder Band and Toby Mac.
Music, TV, movies, Kentucky athletics, Norris Lake, Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and relaxing with friends.
Web.com Tour Victories (1)
2009 Utah Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission
2013-14: Made 17 cuts in 28 starts, highlighted by a pair of top-25 finishes. Finishing the season ranked No. 148 in FedExCup standings, missed the Playoffs for the first time since joining the PGA TOUR in 2010. Was not able to regain exempt status for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season via the Web.com Tour Finals by missing the cut in the final three events.2013: Finished the season No. 78 in the FedExCup, with 19 made cuts in 24 starts. Season highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance Open
Coming off a T15 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii two weeks earlier, opened with a 6-under 66 in his fourth consecutive start at the Farmers Insurance Open en route to a T2 with defending champion Brandt Snedeker. At 10-under 278, the pair finished four strokes behind Tiger Woods in the Monday finish at Torrey Pines GC. The T2 supplanted his previous-best PGA TOUR performance, a T3 at the 2010 Turning Stone Championship
Finished T6 at the Northern Trust Open for his sixth top-10 finish in his last 15 starts on TOUR
Opened strong with a 5-under 65 in his fourth-career start at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Added rounds of 67-71-67 to finish T7, four strokes behind champion Boo Weekley
Jumped out to the first-round lead at the Reno-Tahoe Open with 15 points, eventually finishing T56 in the Modified Stableford event.2012: Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the third consecutive season. Finished No. 73 in the FedExCup standings, just missing a first career trip to the BMW Championship
Rebounded after a 1-over 73 in the first round of the True South Classic with 8-under 64s in the second and final rounds to finish ninth and claim his first top-10 of the season. Played the par-5 sixth hole in 6-under on the week (two eagles, two birdies) and posted two final-round eagles (hole Nos. five and 18) en route to the 16-under 272 showing
Continued his solid play a week later in Ancaster, Ontario. Shot four rounds in the 60s at the RBC Canadian Open to T4, three strokes behind winner Scott Piercy
Collected his third-consecutive top-10, with a solo seventh at the Reno-Tahoe Open, the first PGA TOUR event to utilize the Modified Stableford scoring format since 2006. Finished with 31 points and established a new career high, with three top-10s in a season, bettering his previous high of two, in both 2010 and 2011
In the season's last event, posted back-to-back, 5-under 67s in the second and third rounds of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to claim a T5 in his second start in the Disney event. 2011: Made 20 of 31 cuts to go with two top-10s and seven top-25s
Earned first top-10 of the year in his 26th start, a T10 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. It marked his first top-10 since a T3 at the 2010 Turning Stone Resort Championship. Entered the final round alone in second, two shots off the pace but struggled to a final round, 1-over 73
Next top-10 finish came at the Frys.com Open in the Fall Series. Three rounds in the 60s earned him a piece of the eight-way tie for seventh place. In eight rounds at CordeValle GC, has never posted an over-par round. 2010: In rookie year, claimed two top-10s and eight top-25 finishes in 31 stars, highlighted by a third at the Turning Stone Resort Championship
With his first top-10 finish of the season, became the fourth different rookie in five weeks to claim low-rookie honors—with a T5 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Recorded his best career finish (T3) and second top-10 of the year at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, with rounds of 69-66 on the weekend. 2009: Finished his Web.com Tour rookie season at No. 7 on the money list
Played in 26 of 29 events and made 17 cuts, highlighted by a win, a runner-up and a tie for third
Earned his first career title with a four-stroke victory at the Utah Championship. Led by one after 54 holes and pushed the lead to six strokes when he made his second eagle of the day at the par-5, 17th hole in the final round. A double bogey at No. 18 reduced his winning margin, but the first-place check of $99,000 was enough to jump him from No. 21 to No. 8 and assure him of his PGA TOUR card for 2010
Earned first career top-10 earlier in the season with a T7 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, where he was a co-leader after 36 holes
Runner-up to Michael Sim at the inaugural Christmas In October Classic. Started the final round three shots back of Sim and was tied through 14 holes when an unplayable lie in the rough led to a double bogey at No. 15. Finished two shots back of playing partner Sim, who collected his third win of the year. Second-place check of $67,500 moved him up 40 spots on the money list to No. 25
Ended the year with a T3 at the Web.com Tour Championship. 2008: In seventh attempt at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament and first time at the final stage, finished triple bogey, double bogey, par, double bogey to drop from 19-under to 12-under in the six-round qualifying tournament at La Quinta, Calif. Late collapse cost him his PGA TOUR card but earned a spot on the 2009 Web.com Tour. 2005: Missed the cut at the PGA TOUR's Deutsche Bank Championship in his first TOUR start.2004: Missed the cut at the Web.com Tour's Chattanooga Classic.2003: Was T54 at the Dayton Open, his first career Web.com Tour start
2002: Played on the Hooters and Tarheel Tours when he turned professional. Amateur: Named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team in 2002. Also named to the All-OVC tournament team in 1999 when his team won the conference title.