Teamed up with Jon Rahm in April to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his fourth title on the PGA Tour, but first since the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Qualified for The Open after squeezing into the 20th and last exempt spot on the FedEx Cup points standings this season – with 998 points to the 985 of 21st-placed Francesco Molinari. Earlier victories came in the 2004 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney Resort and 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic, but he reached a career-high 23rd in the world in 2015, a year which included losing a play-off to Brooks Koepka for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Was granted a major medical extension to his tour membership at the start of last season under the family crisis provision as his wife underwent chemotherapy treatment. He met the terms of the extension and a week later lost a play-off for the Farmers Insurance Open to Jason Day. Also went to extra holes in the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship and 2014 Honda Classic, a year before his best major finish of joint fifth in the PGA Championship, and in 2010 was runner-up to Hunter Mahan at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.