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PGA TOUR Victories (13)
International Victories (9)
CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth time in his career and appeared in the TOUR Championship for the fourth time. Entered the Playoffs finale in the No. 6 position in the FedExCup standings and won a three-man playoff over Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell at East Lake to become the FedExCup champion. Recorded 11 top-25 finishes from 18 starts. Of those, seven were top-five showings, including victories at the Deutsche Bank Championship and TOUR Championship. Secured his third Race to Dubai title in four years on the European Tour. Was named 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years.
In what became a bit of a roller-coaster season, managed seven top-10 finishes in just 12 PGA TOUR starts, highlighted by two victories. An ankle injury while playing soccer prevented him from defending his titles at The Open Championship and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. As a preventative measure, also did not compete in The Barclays, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs. During the Playoffs, swapped the World's No. 1 spot several times with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day before ending the season ranked third in the Official World Golf Ranking and 15th in the FedExCup standings. In January, named 2014 Golf Writers Association of America's Player of the Year as voted on by members of the GWAA. Injured ankle playing soccer with friends and was not able to defend titles at The Open Championship or World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Returned to defend title at the PGA Championship, but finished 17th with four under-par rounds. Did not play in the first FedExCup Playoffs event (The Barclays) to further rest his injured ankle. Following a T29 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, finished T4 at the BMW Championship, eight strokes behind champion Day. Won the European Tour's Race to Dubai title, finishing with $7,149,503 in earnings, easily outdistancing No. 2 Henrik Stenson.
Named PGA TOUR Player of the Year for second time in three seasons (2012). Sensational multiple-win season included winning the Byron Nelson Award and Vardon Trophy for Adjusted Scoring Average (68.827) as well as the Arnold Palmer Award as the leading money-winner ($8.280,096). Finished third in the FedExCup standings, thanks to three victories (giving him nine during his PGA TOUR career) and two runner-up finishes (the last of which came at the season-ending TOUR Championship). After finishing T22 at The Barclays, dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. Retained that position with a T5 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, highlighted by a second-round, 7-under 64. Of his 16 rounds at TPC Boston, five have been 65 or better, including a third-round 64 Sunday (the third time he has posted that number).
After starting the 2013 season No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, went winless in 16 PGA TOUR starts, finishing 50th in the final FedExCup standings. Played in three FedExCup Playoff events, eventually eliminated after finishing T59 at the BMW Championship.
Named PGA TOUR Player of the Year in December. Finished No. 2 in the final FedExCup standings. Led both the PGA TOUR money list and the European Tour money list a year after Luke Donald became the first player to lead both Tours' earning charts.
Finished the year second in the Race to Dubai, a little more than €1 million behind Luke Donald.
Finished 36th in the FedExCup standings to just miss qualifying for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
Placed in the top 125 on the PGA TOUR non-member money list. Announced he would join the PGA TOUR in November. Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR and won his first professional title, at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour by one stroke over Justin Rose. Carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to finish at 19-under and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Emirates GC. Posted top-20 finishes in three of four major championship appearances, including a PGA TOUR career-best T3 at the PGA Championship, five strokes behind winner Y.E. Yang. Finished T20 at the Masters and T10 at the U.S. Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10. Placed T47 at The Open Championship. Late in the season, had a runner-up finish for the second consecutive year at the UBS Hong Kong Open followed by another runner-up finish at the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup, representing Ireland and playing with Graeme McDowell. Dropped team event by a stroke to Italy (Francesco and Edoardo Molinari). Finished second behind Lee Westwood in the European Tour Order of Merit.
Was seventh at the Irish Open, and finished his season with three top-10s in his final four starts, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (T8), Castello Masters Costa Azahar (T9) and Portugal Masters (10th).
Turned pro on September 18 at age 18 after a stellar amateur career where he was the world's top-ranked amateur. Made the cut in his first professional event at The Quinn Direct British Masters and finished third in his second professional event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, earning enough money to assure his place in the top 115 to become the youngest and quickest affiliate member to secure his European Tour card, in just two events.