Captured his first PGA Tour title at the 203rd attempt and at the age of 32 in February, holding off Jordan Spieth to take the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am by two.
He started the week with a 63 that included six successive birdies. It came only two weeks after he was runner-up to Hudson Swafford at the American Express tournament and as a result of both results he leapt from 115th to 39th on the world rankings.
With the top 50 earning places at St Andrews come late May he could make plans for his Open Championship debut.
Also placed second – behind Joaquin Niemann that time - at the 2019 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, while the previous season he became the 54-hole leader at the Sony Open in Hawaii on a day when local authorities mistakenly issued an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack.
“To get that threat on your phone you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said.
Played his first Masters in April seven years after his maiden major appearance at the U.S. Open. Played college golf at Texas Christian University and was the joint third leading individual at the 2009 NCAA Championship