Date of Birth:April 25th 1981Country:United States

Nick Watney

One of the rising stars of American golf, Nick Watney is no strange to these shores: he featured on the winning United States colleges team over Europe in the 2002 Palmer Cup match which was played at Doonbeg in Co. Clare. Since then, Watney - who used the Nationwide Tour to earn his full card to the PGA Tour in the United States - has emerged as a serious player on tour, highlighted by his maiden tour success in the 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and confirmed by the manner of his victory in the 2009 Buick Invitational, when he held off the challenge of John Rollins to claim a second tour victory . . . . is an avid sports fan, including the San Francisco 49ers among his favourites . . . . lists Mexican food as his favourite sit-down meal.