Jamie Lovemark

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Jamie Lovemark
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1988-01-23) January 23, 1988 (age 28)
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jupiter, Florida
Career
College University of Southern California
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T18: 2015
The Open Championship CUT: 2016
PGA Championship CUT: 2016
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner
2010
Nationwide Tour
Player of the Year
2010

Jamie Lovemark (born January 23, 1988) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

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 played in two Nationwide Tour events in 2007, losing in a playoff at the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby.

Lovemark was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for several weeks in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

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 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 title 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.

Lovemark played on the Web.com Tour in 2013, winning one event, the Midwest Classic in July.[1] He finished 12th on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. He finished T-12 at the RBC Canadian Open and T-28 at the Farmers Insurance Open but missed several cuts. He entered the 2014 Web.com Tour Finals, where he finished 14th at the Web.com Tour Championship and lost his PGA Tour card.

In the 2015 Web.com Tour season, he had four top-10 finishes. Also, he played in the U.S. Open, finishing T-18.

Lovemark lost in a playoff at the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans to Brian Stuard.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2009 Frys.com Open United States Rickie Fowler, United States Troy Matteson Matteson won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans South Korea An Byeong-hun, United States Brian Stuard Stuard won with birdie on second extra hole
An eliminated with par on first hole

Web.com Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 27, 2010 Mexico Open Bicentenary −12 (65-71-72-68=276) Playoff United States B. J. Staten
2 Jul 21, 2013 Midwest Classic −18 (67-68-65-66=266) 1 stroke United States Mark Anderson

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open T18 DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Lovemark wins Midwest by 1". ESPN. Associated Press. July 21, 2013. 

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