Height: 6 ft. 3 in
Weight: 220 lbs
College: University of Michigan
Turned Pro: 1997
Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan
Country: United States
Hicks played his college golf at the University of Michigan and turned pro after graduating in 1997. He plied his trade on the various mini Tours in the United States for a number of years. He played his first full season on the Nationwide Tour came in 2008. He had a runner-up that season on his way to finishing the year 80th on the money list. He won his first event the following season at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic. This was his only top 10 of the season; he ended the year 33rd on the money list. He finally captured his first PGA Tour card in 2010 after finishing the season 25th on the Nationwide Tour standings. He won once that year (at the BMW Charity Pro-Am where he won by two shots).
Hicks played 25 events in his rookie season, making the cut on 21 occasions. He registered five top 25 finishes in his rookie season with his best result coming at the FedEx St. Jude Classic where he finished in a tie for 7th place. He ended his rookie year 179th on the money list and lost his card as a result. He quickly regained his Tour card at Q School that winter, finishing the event in a tie for 22nd. He had a great season on the PGA Tour in 2014. He had seven top 25s including a 3rd place finish at the RBC Canadian Open and a runner-up finish at the Barracuda Championship where he finished behind the winner Geoff Ogilvy. He ended the year a career best 66th on the money list. Hicks has struggled so far this season having only made the cut twice in 12 events.