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Jhonattan Vegas

Jhonattan Vegas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1984-08-19) 19 August 1984 (age 29)
Maturín, Venezuela
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality  Venezuela
Residence Houston, Texas
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 2008
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2011
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T51: 2011

Jhonattan Vegas (born 19 August 1984) is a Venezuelan professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Vegas was born in Maturín, Venezuela. He played college golf at the University of Texas.[1] Vegas turned professional in 2008 and started playing the Nationwide Tour in 2009.

Professional career

Vegas represented Venezuela in the 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup with Alfredo Adrian. They finished tied for 12th place.

Vegas won his first Nationwide Tour event in 2010 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.[1] 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.[2] 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;[3] 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.

In July 2012, Vegas was the runner-up finisher at the annual Telus World Skins Game to Paul Casey held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after having won the 2011 event in Banff, Alberta.[4]

Vegas started 2013 with three missed cuts in three tournaments. He sat out the remainder of the 2013 season after shoulder surgery.[5] Vegas attempted to regain his PGA Tour status through the Web.com Tour Finals, but fell short and will play the 2013-14 season on a Medical Extension.

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners-up
1 23 Jan 2011 Bob Hope Classic −27 (64-67-67-66-69=333) Playoff United States Bill Haas, United States Gary Woodland

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 Bob Hope Classic United States Bill Haas, United States Gary Woodland Won with par on the second extra hole
Haas eliminated with birdie on first hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

  • 2010 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open

Tour de las Américas wins (1)

Other wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 2011
The Masters CUT
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T51

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

See also

References

External links

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