I was born on December 7, 1986 in a small town in Florida called Grant. My two brothers and I grew up loving sports. My first love was baseball but an injury when I was 14 led me to focus on golf and fulfill my dream with my lifelong passion of playing professional golf.

I come from a blue collar family and both of my parents worked long hours to support us. Their work ethic made me who I am today.

Neither of my parents finished college when they were young but they always stressed the importance of education. My dream was to attend the University of Florida and I was lucky enough to get a scholarship to play golf for the Gators. I made my parents so proud by becoming the first person in my family to graduate from college. And I’m not the last! My Mom recently went back and completed her college degree, which was another really proud moment for our family.