The Man with the Dragon Tattoo: Part II

This is Part II of a story about a 2008 tournament trip to the North Korean border. Read Part I Here.  “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” -William Feather This week my personal gallery of fans consisted of members of ‘the family;’ the ‘Dragon…

The Man With the Dragon Tattoo: Part I

“Never was anything great achieved without danger.” -Nicolo Machiavelli It was early summer 2008. I was a fairly recent University of Notre Dame graduate traveling Asia playing pro golf. Having gained limited status on the Asian Tour and full status on Korean Tour to start my pro golf career, I was the tall, blond guy…

Singapore: World’s Largest Small Country Part I

Singapore holds a very special place in my heart as the very first country I ever visited in Asia. It’s clean and beautiful and as a major economic hub, you find influence from nearly every country in Asia. Following the high of qualifying for PGA Tour China, Sarah and I hopped a flight to the…

The Treasures of One Asia Tour

You won’t be surprised to know that the United States is the #1 golf market in the world. You might however be surprised that three of the next five are in Asia. Japan, South Korea and China rank #2, #3 and #6 respectively, with southeast Asia expected to be the next major growth area. Golf…

PGA Tour China Q-School

China is as different a place from home as I’ve ever been. While I’ve been to China multiple times before, it’s difficult to be fully prepared for what is in store when planning a trip to China. Part of me believes I’ve been groomed for this. I’ve been on a collision course with China since…

Honolulu Sony Open Qualifier

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Asia. The jet lag, the culture, the language, the food, the exertion of travel, all take a toll. Some of these challenges are also the best parts of going to a far off land. To give myself the best chance to play well in my upcoming…

Coming Soon

Updates on my 2016 year to date, travels around the world and big tournaments to come!

Back to School

I am honored to have a blog post featured on the official Notre Dame Athletics homepage today! Great to be back! Go Irish! http://www.und.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/082613aac.html

The Sweet Taste of Victory

It’s been a long time since I’ve won a professional golf tournament. There was a time during my injury where I wondered if I’d ever win again. Yesterday, at the Manchester Open in Connecticut, I found my way back to the winner’s circle. Hartford Courant Story Here

T-3rd at GBO

I haven’t been able to really capitalize on opportunities in competition this summer but I knew today I’d have the chance to. Coming into the final round of the GBO, I was one back of the lead. I had a great warm up session on the range and felt very confident going to the first…

Round 2 Washed Out

Round 2 of the Greater Bangor Open was cancelled today due to weather. The final round will be played tomorrow with the leader at -6. I’ll start the day one shot back at -5 in the second to last group. I’m looking forward to the thrill of contention and finding my way back to the…

64 in Round 1 of GBO

It’s been a busy summer of travel and competition and I wouldn’t have it any other way! This week, I caught a red eye flight to Boston and drove up to Bangor, Maine for the Greater Bangor Open. I’ve had top finishes here in the past and was hoping nostalgia and the New England summer…