Finished 10th, fifth and ninth in the first three Majors of 2018, the first of those on his debut at The Masters coming after he dislocated an ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the eve-of-tournament par three competition and immediately popped it back himself.
Was joint 18th in his maiden Open at Royal Troon in 2016, while in his first two Majors the previous season was 14th at the 2015 US Open and 10th in the PGA Championship. In 2016 landed the Puerto Rico Open following a play-off with Steve Marino and in October came close at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, losing at the first extra hole to Xander Schauffele. Had scholarship offers in basketball, but turned professional aged 17 in 2007 and played mini-circuits before earning a PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour.
He is of Tongan and American Samoan descent and is the first person from such a background to make it onto the PGA Tour. Received the last of Jim Furyk’s four wild cards for the Ryder Cup in September, winning the opening fourball match alongside Brooks Koepka and finishing in style as well with a 6&4 victory over previously unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood.