Finishing runner-up to Ryan Moore in the 2004 US Amateur championship meant List received an invitation to the following year’s Masters and after a hole-in-one during the eve-of-tournament par three competition he tied for 33rd place.
He had already qualified for the 2003 US Open at the age of 18, did the same in 2005 and appeared in the event for a third time in 2007, the season he turned professional after earning all-American honours all four years at Vanderbilt University. Had to wait until 2012 for a PGA Tour card, finishing fourth on the Web.com circuit. Could not retain his membership in his rookie year, but returned in 2016. Gave his best performance when he tied with Justin Thomas for the 2018 Honda Classic, losing at the first extra hole, and then was joint third at the RBC Heritage.
With two other top 10 finishes he reached the world top 50, qualifying for an Open debut at Carnoustie as one of the leading non-exempt players on the FedEx Cup points standings on June 24 and then for Royal Portrush off the world rankings on the same day this year after a sixth place finish in May’s PGA Championship.