Plays for the first time since 2014 after finishing in the top 30 of last season’s PGA Tour FedEx Cup standings.
Although not adding to his victories at the 2011 Greenbrier Classic, 2012 True South Classic and 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, he climbed into the sport’s top 60 after spending most of the first five months of 2022 outside the leading 200.
A tie for fourth at the Charles Schwab Challenge in late May, only two strokes behind winner Sam Burns, kick-started the year, being followed by joint eighth in the Travelers Championship, fourth again at the John Deere Classic and then second in August’s BMW Championship, only one behind Patrick Cantlay.
Made his Open debut in 2013 thanks to Phil Mickelson, who was already exempt when he won the Scottish Open and so freed up a spot to the next highest player on the world rankings.
That came a month after he got into the US Open when another player withdrew. His best major finished remains his tie for 27th on his Masters debut in 2012.