• Attended Paso Robles High School in California
  • Cites qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines near San Diego as his biggest thrill in golf. Missed the cut with rounds of 82-73 in his first PGA TOUR start
  • Lists Cypress Point as his favorite golf course
  • Would most like to play Augusta National and Pine Valley
  • Never travels without a backpack
  • First car was a Chrysler LeBaron
  • Favorite college team is the UCLA Bruins and favorite professional teams are the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Dallas Cowboys
  • Lucky charm is a Guatemalan ball marker
  • Favorite TV show is Entourage and favorite movie is Anchorman
  • Favorite food is a rib eye steak
  • Other favorites include Kobe Bryant, Nashville, Tennessee, and Montreal
  • Enjoys vacationing at Lake Tahoe
  • Would round out his dream foursome with his dad, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods
  • Has two screws in his left knee
  • Bucket list includes skydiving and traveling to Italy and Greece
  • Has charity involvement with the Humane Society and the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Twitter name is @progolfertb.

Career Highlights

  • 2015 Member of the Tour

    • 2 top-10 finishes including a T3 at the Nova Scotia Open
  • 2014 Member of the Tour

    • Finished 43rd on the year end money list
    • 3 top-10 finishes including a T2 at the Utah Championship
  • 2012-13 NGA Tour Member
  • 2011 Tour Member
    • 3 top 25 finishes
  • 2010 Tour Member
    • Finished 52nd on the 2010 Money List
    • 3 top 10 finishes including a 2nd place at the Knoxville News Sentinel Open
    • Champion at the Hooters Tour Georgia Sports Orthopedic Specialists Classic
  • 2009
    • 7 top 10 finishes as a member of the Hooters Tour
    • 2nd at the Hooters Tour Gold Strike Casino Golf Classic
    • 5th on the Hooters Tour Money List
  • 2008
    • Competed in the US Open at Torrey Pines
    • 5 top 10 finishes as a member of the Hooters Tour
    • 15th on the Hooters Tour Money List
  • 2007
    • 3 top 10 finishes as a member of the Hooters Tour
  • 2006
    • Turned Professional June, 2006
    • 3rd place PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament 1st Stage (San Jose, CA)
  • Collegiate Record
    • 11 time champion at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
    • Finished top 5 a total of 23 times in 45 career college events, and his 11 victories tied him
      for fourth on the all time NCAA career win list, five behind Phil Mickelson
    • Senior Season – member of Team USA vs. Japan, Won the Sahalee Players
      Championship, Golf Digest preseason All American, T-9 Sun Bowl All American, won 3
      collegiate events in the spring and finished 2nd in the Big West Championship, Named Big
      West Player of the Year for the 3rd straight year, named PING All-Pacific Regional Team
      for the 2nd year in a row, named male co-athlete of the year at Cal Poly
    • Junior Season – won 3 times including the Big West Conference title, Big West Player of
      the Year, PING All Pacific Regional Team, Honorable Mention all American, Ranked 7th
      in Golf Stat collegiate rankings
    • Sophomore Season – won 3 times, Big West Player of the Year, PING All West Regional
      Team, competed in US Amateur at Winged Foot Golf Club
    • Freshman Season – 2 victories, Big West Freshman of the Year, PING All West
      Regional Team

Personal Information

  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 185
  • Birth Date: 5/11/1984
  • Birth Place: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Residence: Spring, TX
  • College: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
  • Turned Pro: 2006