Jonathan Byrd (golfer)

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.

Jonathan Byrd
Personal information
Full nameJonathan Currie Byrd
Born (1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 41)
Anderson, South Carolina
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSea Island, Georgia
SpouseAmanda Byrd (m. 2002)
ChildrenJackson, Caroline, Kate
Career
CollegeClemson University
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Professional wins7
Highest ranking39 (June 5, 2011)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT8: 2003
PGA ChampionshipT20: 2006
U.S. OpenT15: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT23: 2007
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2002

BiographyEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]

On July 7, 2009, Byrd 's father, James, died aged 65 after a long struggle with brain cancer.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

On October 2, 2017, Byrd won the 2017 Web.com Tour Championship by four strokes, securing his full PGA Tour card for the first time since 2014.[7]

 
Plaque commemorating Jonathan Byrd's sudden-death playoff win at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on October 24, 2010

Amateur winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (7)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   David Toms
2 Jul 18, 2004 B.C. Open −20 (67-65-68-68=268) 1 stroke   Ted Purdy
3 Jul 15, 2007 John Deere Classic −18 (67-68-65-66=266) 1 stroke   Tim Clark
4 Oct 24, 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −21 (66-63-66-68=263) Playoff   Martin Laird,   Cameron Percy
5 Jan 9, 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions −24 (69-63-69-67=268) Playoff   Robert Garrigus

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

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

Web.com Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Web.com Tour Finals event (1)
Other Web.com Tour (1)
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   Brenden Pappas
2 Oct 2, 2017 Web.com Tour Championship −24 (64-65-64-67=260) 4 strokes   Sam Saunders,   Shawn Stefani

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament T8 CUT CUT CUT T27
U.S. Open T15 CUT CUT T56
The Open Championship T23 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T20 CUT CUT CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

SummaryEdit

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 summaryEdit

Season 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
2014 0 617,014 133
2015 0 446,732 163
2016 0 58,655 219
2017 0 328,337 176
2018 0 267,055 186
2019 0 550,547 162
Career* 5 19,182,643 84

* As of the 2019 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 appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 23 2011 Ending 5 Jun 2011" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Plus: Golf; Woods Is Named Player of the Year". The New York Times. January 7, 2003. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Jonathan Byrd – Season results". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Father of PGA Tour winner Byrd dies". USA Today. Associated Press. July 7, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hole-in-one gives Jonathan Byrd win". ESPN. Associated Press. October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Byrd wins PGA Tour opener". ESPN. Associated Press. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "Jonathan Byrd wins weather-delayed Web.com Tour Championship, earns PGA Tour card". USA Today. Associated Press. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.

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