December 2, 1983 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|College||Brigham Young University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Nationwide Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T8: 2016|
|The Open Championship||T59: 2016|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 2016|
Daniel Summerhays (born December 2, 1983) is an American professional golfer. His brother Boyd Summerhays currently plays on the Canadian Tour. He is the nephew of Champions Tour player Bruce Summerhays and cousin of former LPGA Tour golfer Carrie Roberts.
Summerhays was born in Farmington, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for three years where he was a first-team All-American as a Junior. He won the Utah State Amateur Championship in 2000 and 2001 while he was still in high school. He became the first amateur to win a Nationwide Tour event on July 15, 2007. After winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational he immediately turned professional and joined the Nationwide Tour. Summerhays would have made $108,000 by winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational but he did not get any prize money because he was an amateur when he entered the tournament. He decided to forgo his senior year at BYU to turn pro. His victory earned him exempt status on tour through the 2008 season.
Summerhays began playing on the Nationwide Tour full-time two weeks after winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. In 2007, he played in 12 events and made 10 cuts while recording a top ten finish and four top 25 finishes. He earned $46,926 and finished 113th on the money list. 2008 was Summerhays first full year on tour. He made 16 of 28 cuts while recording four top tens and 10 top 25s. His best performances came at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open where he finished in a tie for second. He earned $177,845 and finished 35th on the money list. Summerhays struggled in 2009, making only 12 of 26 cuts while recording two top-10 finishes. He earned $70,540 and finished 81st on the money list. Summerhays had a breakthrough year in 2010, recording seven top-10 finishes including three runner-up finishes while earning $391,742 en route to a fifth-place finish on the money list, good enough for a PGA Tour card for 2011.
Summerhays struggled during his rookie year on Tour, making only 8 cuts in 29 events. He finished 171st on the money list and had to go through qualifying school to earn his card for 2012. Summerhays began to find success in 2012. In February at the Mayakoba Golf Classic he finished in a tie for fifth and two weeks later, he finished in a tie for seventh at the Puerto Rico Open. He recorded his best PGA Tour finish to date in June at the Memorial Tournament, finishing in a tie for fourth. In July he lost a sudden-death playoff to Woody Austin at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
In 2016, Summerhays earned an entry into the U.S. Open by being fourth alternate, after going through sectional qualifying, he would finish the tournament T-8 to earn an exemption into the 2017 U.S. Open. Later in the year, at the PGA Championship, Summerhays finished in solo 3rd after birdieing six out of his last 10 holes in the final round. His finish earned him an invitation into the 2017 Masters Tournament and the 2017 PGA Championship.
Amateur wins (3)
- 2000 Utah State Amateur Championship
- 2001 Utah State Amateur Championship
- 2007 Sahalee Players Championship
Professional wins (1)
Nationwide Tour (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T59|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
- Nationwide Tour winner Daniel Summerhays elects to turn pro
- Gray, Will (July 31, 2016). "Summerhays earns Masters spot with PGA finish". Golf Channel. Retrieved August 1, 2016.