Bud was one of the leading contenders for 2012 PGA Rookie of the Year after a fantastic first full season on tour. Bud made 21 of 28 cuts and finished in the top 10 six times, which helped him qualify for three of the four playoff events in the FedEx Cup. Bud is on an exclusive list of players, which includes Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Mutual of Omaha golfer Ryan Moore, who’ve gone from college straight to the PGA Tour without first having to go to Q-School or the web.com Tour. Bud was a decorated college player at Alabama becoming a three-time All-American.
Top 2012 results
- 3rd at Wyndham Championship
- 4th at True South Classic
- Tied for 4th at Arnold Palmer Invitational and RBC Canadian Open