|Born||19 August 1984|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st)|
|College||University of Texas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T38: 2018|
|PGA Championship||T22: 2016|
|U.S. Open||T41: 2018|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2017, 2018|
Vegas was born in Maturín, Venezuela. He played college golf at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in kinesiology. Vegas turned professional in 2008 and started playing the Nationwide Tour in 2009.
Vegas won his first Nationwide Tour event in 2010 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. He finished the season 7th on the money list and earned his 2011 PGA Tour card, the first Venezuelan to do so.
On 23 January 2011, Vegas won his first PGA Tour event, the Bob Hope Classic, after defeating Tour veteran Bill Haas and Gary Woodland in a sudden death playoff. It was Vegas' fifth overall start on the PGA Tour and the second as a member of the tour. The victory is the first by a Venezuelan at a PGA Tour event; Vegas earned entry into the Masters and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. In his next start he finished in a tie for 3rd at the Farmers Insurance Open, holding a share of the lead on the back nine and moved to a career OWGR high of 69th. Vegas was the first PGA Tour rookie to lead the FedEx Cup standings.
Vegas started 2013 with three missed cuts in three tournaments. He sat out the remainder of the 2013 season after shoulder surgery. Vegas attempted to regain his PGA Tour status through the Web.com Tour Finals, but fell short and started the 2013–14 season on a Medical Extension. He satisfied his medical extension with a T3 finish at the John Deere Classic.
Vegas finished the 2014–15 season 153rd in the FedEx Cup and just outside the top 25 in the Web.com Tour Finals, limiting him to past champion status for the 2015–16 PGA Tour season. After some near-wins and collapses during the season, he earned his second career PGA Tour win at the RBC Canadian Open, regaining full Tour privileges through the 2017–18 season. He was also Venezuela's representative in golf for the 2016 Summer Olympics. On 30 July 2017 Vegas successfully defended his title at the RBC Canadian Open for his third PGA Tour win. The win also moved him to a career-high 48th in the OWGR.
Vegas peaked at 35th in the world and in 2017, he became the first player from Venezuela to compete in the Presidents Cup.
Professional wins (6)Edit
PGA Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||23 Jan 2011||Bob Hope Classic||64-67-67-66-69=333||−27||Playoff||Bill Haas, Gary Woodland|
|2||24 Jul 2016||RBC Canadian Open||73-69-70-64=276||−12||1 stroke|| Dustin Johnson, Martin Laird,|
|3||30 Jul 2017||RBC Canadian Open (2)||66-69-67-65=267||−21||Playoff||Charley Hoffman|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)
|1||2011||Bob Hope Classic||Bill Haas, Gary Woodland||Won with par on the second extra hole|
Haas eliminated with birdie on first hole
|2||2017||RBC Canadian Open||Charley Hoffman||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||8 Aug 2010||Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open||−20 (65-68-67-64=264)||1 stroke||Roberto Castro|
Tour de las Américas wins (1)Edit
Other wins (1)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT|
|The Open Championship|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit
|The Players Championship||CUT||T7||T42||T57||CUT||T41||T3|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.
"T" = tied
- Former Longhorn rallies from six-stroke deficit to record first career Nationwide Tour victory
- Dorman, Larry (1 February 2011). "The Venezuelan Golfer Jhonattan Vegas Gains Notice". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Jhonattan Vegas gives Venezuela first big golf win". BBC Sport. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
- Jhonattan Vegas wins Hope Classic in playoff
- "Paul Casey beats Jhonattan Vegas in skins game shootout". CBC Sports. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- "Vegas has surgery on left shoulder". PGA Tour. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.