|— Golfer —|
January 23, 1988 |
Rancho Santa Fe, California
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|College||University of Southern California|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Achievements and awards|
leading money winner
Player of the Year
Jamie Lovemark (born January 23, 1988) is an American professional golfer.
Lovemark was born in Rancho Santa Fe, California and attended Torrey Pines High School. He won the 2005 Western Amateur and therefore received a special exemption into the Cialis Western Open, where he finished T54. He also played on the 2007 Walker Cup team. He was a two-time AJGA All-American in 2004 and 2005. In 2004 he captured both the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions and Western Junior in back-to-back weeks.
Lovemark attended the University of Southern California and found success there on the golf team. He was a two-time first-team All-American. He had three top-10 finishes and a scratch handicap. His sophomore season was his most successful. He won the NCAA Individual title. He also won the Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson awards for individual medalist, national player of the year and outstanding freshman and the Haskins Award.
Lovemark was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for several weeks in 2007.
In October 2009, Lovemark received a sponsor's invitation into the Frys.com Open. It was only his 9th PGA Tour event, and only his fourth as a professional. He finished in a tie for first with Troy Matteson and fellow former amateur standout Rickie Fowler. Lovemark and Fowler were beaten on the second playoff hole after Matteson made birdie. Lovemark made $440,000 for his tie for second finish.
Lovemark began to play full-time on the Nationwide Tour in 2010. He won his first event in June at the Mexico Open Bicentenary, winning in a playoff over B. J. Staten after he eagled the first playoff hole while Staten only could manage par. Lovemark was the money leader on the Nationwide Tour in 2010, earning his 2011 PGA Tour card. He also won the Player of the Year award.
Lovemark's 2011 season did not go well. He missed three cuts in his first four events, with a T58 at the Farmers Insurance Open and withdrawing from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am due to back problems. Lovemark made two cuts in nine events and after withdrawing from The Players Championship (earning the spot as the Nationwide Tour's money leader), he applied for a medical extension. For 2012, the PGA Tour granted Lovemark 16 starts to earn enough money to keep his tour card. Lovemark could not satisfy his medical exemption and lost his PGA Tour card.
Professional wins (2)
Web.com Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 27, 2010||Mexico Open Bicentenary||–12 (65-71-72-68=276)||Playoff||B. J. Staten|
|2||Jul 21, 2013||Midwest Classic||–18 (67-68-65-66=266)||1 stroke||Mark Anderson|
U.S. national team appearances
- "Jamie Lovemark wins Midwest by 1". ESPN. Associated Press. July 21, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- Official website
- Jamie Lovemark at the PGA Tour official site
- Jamie Lovemark at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- Profile on USC's official site