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Height: 6 ft, 2 in|
Weight: 180 lbs
College: Baylor University
Turned Pro: 2001
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Learned the game from his father, who was a scratch golfer
- Biggest thrill in golf so far has been playing in the 2001 U.S. Open
- Met his wife, Erin, at a Web.com Tour event in 2004, where she was a tournament volunteer. Wife is competitive in equestrian competitions. Father-in-law, Mark Stiegemeier, was the 1975 world champion in freestyle skiing.
|PGA TOUR Victories|
|(3) 2014 Frys.com Open. 2014 Sony Open in Hawaii. 2014 AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.|
- 2013-14: Enjoyed a banner season, winning three times and recording career-best top-10 (10) and top-25 (19) finishes. Was one of seven multiple winners during the season. Earned a berth on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and advanced to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time in his career
- Making his 188th PGA TOUR start, earned his first career victory, capturing the Frys.com Open, two strokes clear of Vijay Singh. Entered the final round trailing 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka by three strokes before a six-birdie, one-bogey final-round 66 led to the victory, topping his previous-best TOUR finish of T2 at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. Secured a spot in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and Masters Tournament for the first time. Became the third consecutive come-from-behind winner at the Frys.com Open and the third (in seven seasons) first-time winner of the event. Highlighting his week was a career-low-tying 62 in the third round at CordeValle, the same score he posted in the final round at the 2012 Frys.com Open. Led the field in Strokes Gained - Putting (3.074)
- Became the first two-time winner of the season and captured his second career victory when he won the Sony Open in Hawaii. Birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a bogey-free, 7-under-par 63 to outdistance 54-hole leader Chris Kirk by one stroke. It marked the second consecutive year the Sony Open in Hawaii winner posted 63 Sunday. Win in Hawaii came just four days shy of his 35th birthday and allowed him to regain the lead in the FedExCup points race, the position he held for the first six events of the season until Webb Simpson briefly seized the top spot after the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
- Entered the final round of the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a six-shot lead but won by only one shot after a 74 Sunday. It took a 5-foot par putt on No. 18 to seal the one-shot win and avoid a playoff with Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner, who were both in the clubhouse at 10-under. Earned his third PGA TOUR victory at age 35 years, 25 days in his 195th career start. Streak of consecutive under-par rounds at the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am ended at 11, with the final-round 74. Converted his first career TOUR 54-hole lead into victory and recorded the fewest bogeys of the week, with only six. Third win of his season came in his eighth start of the campaign, one of the best starts by a player in recent years other than Tiger Woods. Since 1995, he is the fourth player (11 instances) to win three events in eight or fewer starts to begin a season (David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Woods). Is one of nine different players since 2004 to have three or more wins in a season. The others are Woods, Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Kenny Perry, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker
- Finished T8 in his first career start in the Masters with rounds of 70-72-76-70
- Despite a bogey on the 72nd hole, tied the low round of the day at TPC Sawgrass, with a 7-under 65 to finish T6 at THE PLAYERS Championship with four others. After an opening-round, 3-over 75, made seven birdies and an eagle Sunday for the 65, a 10-stroke improvement
- Finished T10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Entered the final round one shot off the lead before a final-round 70 dropped him from contention
- With rounds of 70-72-71-69, finished T9 in his first U.S. Open start since 2002. With the top-10 finish, maintained his lead in the FedExCup for the 29th of 29 weeks
- Saw his 30-consecutive week reign atop the FedExCup standings come to an end following the PGA Championship, despite finishing T7. It marked his third top-10 showing in the four major championships
- After opening with 1-under 70s in the first two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship, closed 68-67 to finish T9, six strokes behind Kirk. Dropped from No. 3 to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings
- Following a T20 finish at the BMW Championship, entered the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at No. 6 in the rankings
- Following a T17 finish at East Lake GC, wrapped up the season No. 7 in the FedExCup standings
- In his Ryder Cup debut, went 1-1-3 in his five matches in the European's victory in the biennial event at Gleneagles in Scotland.
- 2013: Playing his seventh full season on the PGA TOUR, posted career-best numbers in the FedExCup (No. 36), money list (No. 28), cuts made (18), top-25 finishes (10), including a career-best runner-up finish at The Greenbrier Classic
- Opened with rounds of 5-under 67 and 3-under 69 at the Farmers Insurance Open in January to claim T4 honors with 2009 champion Nick Watney. Missed a 13-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole in the Monday finish to end up one place off his career-best finish, the T3 he recorded at the 2010 Valero Texas Open. His Torrey Pines performance was his third consecutive top-30 finish to start his year
- Did match his then-career best finish a couple of weeks later, with a T3 effort at the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, finishing five strokes behind champion Brandt Snedeker. It was his third-consecutive top-10 finish at the event, following T9 showing in 2011 and 2012
- Third top-10 of the season came with a T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A month later, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, posted a 6-under 66 in the third round at TPC Louisiana en route to a T8
- Carried a 6-under 64 during the third round of The Greenbrier Classic on to a career-best T2 finish. It represented his fifth top-10 finish of the season (career-tying ninth top-25 finish) and moved him to No. 17 in the FedExCup standings. By moving into the top 20, earned a spot in The Open Championship as one of the top-five players, who were ranked inside the top 20 in the FedExCup not otherwise eligible for the third major championship of the season
- Entered the BMW Championship No. 45 in the FedExCup standings. Played well all week, finishing T11 at Conway Farms to jump nine spots to No. 36 in the FedExCup.
- 2012: Finished No. 62 in the FedExCup standings
- Battled back after a first-round 73 to finish T8 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Closed with rounds of 65-70-70
- Making his fifth-career start at the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, earned his second-straight T9 finish (2011-12) at the event, thanks to four under-par scores
- Finished T4 at the Northern Trust Open, with rounds of 72-66-72-69. Mentioned during the week that if he could play one course the rest of his life that it would be Riviera CC
- Finished T4 at the Wyndham Championship after holding the second-round lead on the strength of a Friday 62
- In the first event in the Fall Series, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, relied on the strength of back-to-back, 5-under 66s in the second and third rounds to claim a share of 10th place with Tim Herron and Nick Watney. In three previous starts at TPC Summerlin (2008-2010), failed to make the cut
- One week later, at the Frys.com Open, equaled his career-low round with a 9-under 62 Sunday, finishing T4. The finish represented his career-high sixth top-10 of the season and equaled his season-best finish, at the Northern Trust Open and Wyndham Championship.
- 2011: Had a career year, with then-personal bests in top 10s (four), top 25s (seven), cuts made (16), FedExCup finish (50th) and money-list finish (67th)
- Carded four rounds in the 60s for a solo-fourth place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii, three strokes behind champion Mark Wilson
- Claimed his second top 10 of the year, at the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Thanks to a third-round, 7-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula CC, netted T9 honors with Phil Mickelson and Zack Miller
- Posted his second-consecutive top 10 and career-best third of the season with a T4 at the Northern Trust Open
- Tied his career-low round of 9-under 63 in the first round of the Shell Houston Open, tying the Redstone GC's Tournament Course record. He was the 18-hole leader who went on to finish T30
- Carded a career-low 62 (bettering 63s posted in 2011 at the AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Shell Houston Open) in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic. Followed with a 2-under 68 to T4 for the second-consecutive season at The Old White TPC. Finished just one shot out of a three-man playoff won by Scott Stallings. Solid finish came in West Virginia, the same state where he won the Web.com Tour's 2007 Pete Dye Classic.
- 2010: Racked up a pair of top-five finishes in 2010, including a career-best T3 in his hometown of San Antonio. Retained TOUR card for second consecutive year
- Just two weeks before his wife was scheduled to deliver the couple's first child, the San Antonio resident and former Baylor University player reeled off four sub-70 rounds at the Valero Texas Open to finish T3 with Aaron Baddeley and Ernie Els
- A second-round 64, equaling his career-best round, and three rounds of 67 led to a T4 finish at The Greenbrier Classic. Not the first time he had found success in West Virginia, having won the 2007 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic on the Web.com Tour.
- 2009: Recovered from a 2005 neck injury, made 15 of 24 cuts on the PGA TOUR, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes, as he was the last player to earn his fully exempt TOUR card
- Posted first top-10 of season with a T8 at the Buick Open, including a second-round 64 which equaled his season low (64, second round, John Deere Classic)
- Posted his career-best finish at Turning Stone Resort Championship with a T5 which moved him inside the top 125 on the money list to No. 123
- Fell to No. 126 after missing the cut at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open when he had the flu
- After withdrawing from the Frys.com Open because of an injured left shoulder, fell to 130th on the money list
- Finished T15 at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic, shooting 68-69 on the weekend, to jump to 125th, the final spot to retain a full exemption for 2010. After a double bogey on the next-to-last hole, got up and down on the 72nd hole for par to take the final spot. Finished $2,997 ahead of No. 126 Will MacKenzie.
- 2008: Regained exempt status for 2009 with a T11 finish at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Made 13 cuts in 24 starts, with three top-25 finishes
- Posted one top-25 finish in five starts on the Web.com Tour, a T19 at the Utah Championship.
- 2007: Made the cut in 21 of 29 starts on the Web.com Tour. Finished the season as the final Tour graduate in the 25th spot
- Notched the third win of his career, at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Trailed by seven strokes entering the final round but fired a 5-under 67 to wipe out the deficit and win by one over Justin Hicks and Matthew Jones. Collected $108,000 with the victory, moving to No. 16 on the money list
- Added a T8 at the Peek'n Peak Classic in early July for the only other top-10 of his campaign.
- 2006: Made the cut in nine of 21 starts on the PGA TOUR. Finished the season No. 202 on the money list, with his best finish a T24 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee
- In three Web.com Tour starts, best showing was a T27 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic in California on the strength of an opening 65 and closing 69.
- 2005: Limited to nine events on the PGA TOUR due to neck injury suffered in Hawaii, two days prior to start of the Sony Open at the beginning of the season. Did not play after May, with best finish a 17th-place showing at the MCI Heritage.
- ..Added three Web.com Tour starts late in the season, with his top performance a T15 at the Albertsons Boise Open.
- 2004: Became second-youngest player to earn Web.com Tour Player of the Year honors after winning twice and finishing No. 1 on the money list with $371,346. At 25, trailed only 1996 winner Stewart Cink, who was 23 when he won the award
- Recorded seven top-10s
- Captured his first career victory at the inaugural BellSouth Panama Championship, with rounds of 65-69-70-69, making him the only player to post par-or-better scores all four days. His 7-under 273 was good for a five-stroke victory over Tom Scherrer. Collected a career-best $90,000
- Claimed his second title in only the fourth event of the year at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, making him the quickest in Tour history to win two events so early in the season, topping the old mark set in 1990 by Dick Mast, who won his second title of the year in the season's eighth event. Entered the final round eight shots off of the lead in Louisiana, marking the second-largest, come-from-behind victory in Tour history. His victory helped secure Web.com Tour Player of the Month honors for March
- Posted runner-up finishes at the Virginia Beach Open and the Albertsons Boise Open. Other top-10 finishes were posted at the Jacob's Creek Open (T8), Henrico County Open (sixth) and the Knoxville Open (T4)
- Finished second in All Around Ranking, fourth in Total Eagles, fifth in Birdie Average and Scoring Average, sixth in Putting Average and ninth in Driving Distance.
- 2003: Made the cut in 13 of 18 events on the Web.com Tour, with 10 top-25 appearances. Finished the season No. 31 on the money list, with $146,516 and three top-fives, at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic (T2), Oregon Classic (T3) and Chattanooga Classic (T4)
- Became just the eighth player in Tour history to post three eagles in a round, doing so during the third round of the Chattanooga Classic
- Had the longest streak of consecutive rounds of par or better with 30
- Ranked in the top 10 in 13 statistical categories
- Also captured wins on the Tight Lies Tour.
- 2002: Made the cut in eight of 10 starts on the Web.com Tour, with a pair of top-10 finishes. WEas T9 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, thanks to a second-round 65 and a pair of 70s on the weekend at Crestview CC. At the weather-shortned Utah Classic, finished T4, three strokes behind winner Arron Oberholser
- Won the Scottsdale Swing at Eagle Mountain on the Canadian Tour
- Won events on the Gateway Tour.
- 2001: Played in the U.S. Open at Southern Hills, where he T52. His second-round 66 tied for the third-best round of the week, behind only 64s by Mark Brooks (second round) and Tom Kite (fourth round)
- Made his Web.com Tour debut, at the Ozarks Open. In the weather-shortened tournament, finished T57.
- Amateur: Was an All-American selection at Baylor University.
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