RYAN MOORE BIO
Hometown: Puyallup. Residence: Las Vegas.
Schools: Cascade Christian/UNLV.
2012 season: Made 21 of 24 cuts, posted eight top-10 finishes and totaled $2.86 million in season earnings. Won his second career PGA Tour event at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (24-under-par 260) in October.
Best finish in 2012 at a major: Missed the cut at the PGA Championship (8-over 152).
World ranking heading into this season: 40th.
Caddie: J.J. Jakovitz.
Swing instructor: Mike Moore.
Agent(s): Moore Management Group (Mike and Jeremy Moore) and Icon Sports.
In the bag: TaylorMade RBZ driver (8.5 degrees), TaylorMade RBZ 3-wood (15 degrees) and 5-wood (19 degrees), Adams Idea Pro a12 hybrid (20 degrees), Ping S56 irons, Callaway sand wedge, Titleist Vokey Design SM4 lob wedge, Yes! Golf Sandy 12 White putter, Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Endorsements: Taylor Made, Titleist, Mutual of Omaha, Shift4 Corporation, TRUE Linkswear.
Five to thrive in: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.; WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Feb. 20-24, Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.; Masters Tournament, April 11-14, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.; The Memorial, May 30-June 2, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio; U.S. Open, June 13-16, Merion Golf Club, Ardome, Pa.