Missed The 147th Open, but will be at Royal Portrush after qualifying for the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championships following third place finishes in two of the preceding three FedEx Cup play-off events.
In 2014 was the overall winner of the series, thereby capturing the $10million bonus, after winning the final two tournaments. First he finished two clear of Bubba Watson in the BMW Championship, then he had the same margin of victory over Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk at the Tour Championship.
He had initially encountered McIlroy in the 2007 Walker Cup at Royal County Down and although their two singles clashes ended 1-1 his two foursomes wins alongside Rickie Fowler helped the United States to a one-point success.
Produced a tournament-record 60 in the strokeplay stage of the 2006 US Amateur and qualifying for the US Open that year. Back at the same event in 2013 he shared the halfway lead with Phil Mickelson and finished joint fourth in what was his first Major as a professional.
His PGA Tour successes also include a play-off victory over Jason Day in the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson and a pairs win alongside Scott Piercy in the 2018 Zurich Classic.