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From The Beginning

Jarrod was born in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia. He got into golf at a young age through caddying for his father at Shepparton Golf Club. Every day after school and most days over the school holidays Jarrod would be on the course, working on his game. He dabbled in other sports while growing up, but kept coming back to golf.  Jarrod’s first handicap was 30, but it didn’t take him long to get this down.  He was a late bloomer compared to other golfers around the world and didn’t get to scratch until 19 years of age.

In 1999 at age 17, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and was confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Royal Children's Hospital. During this time he was introduced to his golfing idol and Challenge patron, Robert Allenby, who inspired him to keep working at his game even though he was unwell. After going home from hospital, it took another 12 months before Jarrod had the energy to walk a golf course again, but that didn’t stop him playing whenever he could in a golf cart.

In 2003 Jarrod was awarded a golfing scholarship to the Victorian Institute of Sport which provided him with the perfect transition into the world of professional golf.

Into the Future

Jarrod is returning to the United States in June 2014 to begin his journey back to the PGA Tour. He plans to play three Tour events in July and August, before hopefully playing his first PGA Tour event in October. Jarrod’s medical exemption allows him to play 20 PGA Tour events, in the hope of earning about $280,000 which will give him his Tour card once again.

Career Highlights

2003 Winner of Lake Macquarie Amateur
2004 Winner of Lake Macquarie Amateur
2005 Tied 3rd at Heineken Classic at Royal Melbourne
2006 Competed in British Open at Royal Liverpool
2008 Winner of Mexican Open (Nationwide Tour)
2008 Competed in US Open at Torrey Pines
2008 Winner of Knoxville Open (Nationwide Tour)
2011 Hole-in-one on 16th at Waste Management Phoenix Open