Did not have a top five finish in majors in 10 years of trying until on June 16 he became US Open champion in brilliant style at Pebble Beach, finishing three clear of Brooks Koepka, the man trying to win the title three times in a row.
Entered the week 25th on the world rankings, but ended it close to entering the top 10 for the first time. Three previous PGA Tour wins and was denied another in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii when Xander Schauffele produced a closing 11 under par 62 to win by one. Tied for 12th at Royal Troon in The Open of 2016 and has survived the halfway cut in all his seven appearances. Switched his focus from basketball to golf at college and turned professional in 2007.
One of the game’s biggest hitters, he lifted the World Cup alongside Matt Kuchar in China in 2011, the same year in which his maiden PGA Tour success came at the Transitions Championship. Then added the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open and 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open as well as reaching the final of the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship before losing to Rory McIlroy.