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|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T18: 2015|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2016|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2016|
|Achievements and awards|
leading money winner
Player of the Year
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 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. 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.
Amateur wins (4)
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||2009||Frys.com Open||Rickie Fowler, Troy Matteson||Matteson won with birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2016||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||An Byeong-hun, Brian Stuard||Stuard won with birdie on second extra hole
An eliminated with par on first hole
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|
Results in major championships
|The Open 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
- 2010 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2013 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- 2015 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- "Jamie Lovemark wins Midwest by 1". ESPN. Associated Press. July 21, 2013.