Was a team-mate of Justin Thomas at the Walker Cup in 2013, a year in which he also captured the NCAA college individual title – Jon Rahm and Daniel Berger were among those in joint second three strokes behind – and qualified for the U.S. Open.
It would be six years before he made it into another major championship, but he will be at Royal St George’s for his Open debut as one of the world’s top 50 at the cut-off point in May.
Twice a winner on the Web.com Tour, he made only two cuts in 17 starts on the 2017 PGA Tour, lost his card and tweeted: "Had a few caddies hit me up recently hoping to team up. They heard they usually get weekends off, which is apparently a great selling point."
However, back on the circuit in 2019 he won the Wells Fargo Championship by two from Joel Dahmen and this February he added the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in his home state California after a two-hole play-off against Tony Finau.
That swept him from 91st to 38th on the rankings. His Wells Fargo win had moved him from 417th to 102nd.