Jonathan Byrd (golfer)

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Jonathan Byrd
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Currie Byrd
Born (1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 36)
Anderson, South Carolina
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sea Island, Georgia
Spouse Amanda Byrd (m. 2002)
Children Jackson, Caroline, Kate
Career
College Clemson University
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2002)
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T8: 2003
U.S. Open T15: 2003
The Open Championship T23: 2007
PGA Championship T20: 2006
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2002

Jonathan Currie Byrd (born January 27, 1978) is an American professional golfer. He was the 2002 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and has won five times on the PGA Tour.

Biography[edit]

Byrd was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University from 1997 to 2000. During his Clemson career, Byrd was the first four-time First Team All-ACC player in Clemson history and was named a First Team All-America in 1999. He represented the United States on the Walker Cup team in 1999.

Byrd turned professional in 2000 and played on the Buy.Com Tour (now Web.com Tour), winning the BUY.COM Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs and finishing eighth on the money list.

In his first season on the PGA Tour in 2002, Byrd won the Buick Challenge and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.[1] Byrd won the B.C. Open in 2004 and the John Deere Classic in 2007.

Byrd had an average season in 2008 with two top-10s and a little over $1,000,000 in earnings. His best finish in 2009 was at the Memorial Tournament, where he was joint second round leader with Jim Furyk. Byrd would go on to finish T3.[2]

On July 7, 2009, Byrd 's father, James, died aged 65 after a long struggle with brain cancer.[3] The death of his father caused Byrd to withdraw from the John Deere Classic, an event he won in 2007.

On October 24, 2010, Byrd defeated Martin Laird and Cameron Percy in a sudden-death playoff at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for his fourth PGA Tour title. Byrd made a hole-in-one on the fourth hole of the playoff, the par-3 17th, to win the championship.[4] On January 9, 2011, Byrd defeated Robert Garrigus on the second hole of a playoff to win the PGA Tour season opener the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.[5]

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 27, 2002 Buick Challenge −27 (67-66-65-63=261) 1 stroke United States David Toms
2 Jul 18, 2004 B.C. Open −20 (67-65-68-68=268) 1 stroke United States Ted Purdy
3 Jul 15, 2007 John Deere Classic −18 (67-68-65-66=266) 1 stroke South Africa Tim Clark
4 Oct 24, 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −21 (66-63-66-68=263) Playoff Scotland Martin Laird, Australia Cameron Percy
5 Jan 9, 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions −24 (69-63-69-67=268) Playoff United States Robert Garrigus

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Scotland Martin Laird, Australia Cameron Percy Won with eagle (and a hole in one) on fourth extra hole
2 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions United States Robert Garrigus Won with par on second extra hole
3 2011 Wells Fargo Championship United States Lucas Glover Lost to par on first extra hole

Buy.com Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Apr 29, 2001 BUY.COM Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs −18 (67-70-66-66=269) 1 stroke South Africa Brenden Pappas

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament T8 CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT T27
U.S. Open T15 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT T56
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT DNP T20 CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 4 19 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (three times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

PGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins Earnings ($) Rank
2000 0 14,130
2001 0 8,400
2002 1 1,462,713 39
2003 0 1,430,538 47
2004 1 1,133,165 70
2005 0 726,023 111
2006 0 1,408,418 63
2007 1 1,854,906 42
2008 0 1,039,584 101
2009 0 1,316,771 67
2010 1 1,534,981 55
2011 1 2,938,920 22
2012 0 1,616,789 50
2013 0 428,966 146
Career* 5 16,914,303 59

* As of the 2013 season.
** Byrd did not join the PGA Tour until 2002 so he was not ranked on the money list until then.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Equipment[edit]

  • Irons – Mizuno MP62
  • Fairway – Mizuno MX-700 Fairway Wood 15°
  • Utility – Mizuno MX-700 Hybrid 17°
  • Wedges – Mizuno MPT Series Wedge 56° and 60°

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plus: Golf; Woods Is Named Player of the Year". The New York Times. January 7, 2003. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Byrd – Season results". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Father of PGA Tour winner Byrd dies". USA Today. Associated Press. July 7, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hole-in-one gives Jonathan Byrd win". ESPN. Associated Press. October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan Byrd wins PGA Tour opener". ESPN. Associated Press. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 

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