Accomplishments

  • 1996: Became the youngest player to qualify for U.S Amateur since 1916

  • 1998: Won the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship

  • 1999 and 2000: Back-to-back winner of AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions

  • 2000: Played college golf at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before turning pro at the end of his freshman year

  • 2002: Played on the Nationwide Tour, continuing to play for the next six years

  • 2003: Monday-qualified and went on to become the youngest winner in Nationwide Tour history, winning the Mark Christopher Charity Classic at the Empire Lakes Golf Course

  • 2005: Began sharing everything he learned, coaching golf students while still playing professionally

  • 2009: Played on the PGA Tour, after earning his tour card in Q-school

  • 2010: Inducted into the prestigious Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame