Daniel Summerhays

    Daniel Summerhays

    Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

    Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)

    Birthday: December 2, 1983

    College: Brigham Young University

    Year turned pro: 2007

    Birthplace: Farmington, Utah, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: Ping, Titleist, Footjoy

    Summerhays played golf from a young age, and was successful in winning the Utah State Amateur Championship in both 2000 and 2001, while he was still at high school. After high school, Summerhays began studying at Brigham Young University where he was All-American as a junior. In 2007, Summerhays was the first amateur player to achieve a win at a Nationwide Tour event. He turned professional and began playing on the Nationwide Tour. He did this despite the fact that it meant missing his senior year at university.  

    At the end of his first season on the Nationwide Tour Summerhays finished in 113th place on the money list. The following season was Summerhays’ first full season on the Nationwide Tour, during which he made the cut in 16 out of 28 starts. During his first year on the Nationwide Tour Sumerhays’ best finish was a tie for second place at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. Having struggled the following season, Summerhays was more successful in 2010 when he finished in the Top 10 at seven tournaments. As a result Summerhays earned his card to play on the PGA Tour for the 2011 season.

    During his first year on the PGA Tour, Summerhays did not achieve a great deal of success and he was forced to gain his card for the following season at qualifying school. Having gained his card, he began to experience more success in 2012. He finished in a tie for fifth place at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, in a tie for seventh place at the Puerto Rico Open and a tie for fourth place at the Memorial Tournament.
    As of the end of 2014, Summerhays was yet to achieve a PGA Tour win, but had amassed total prize money of $4,200,850.

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