Daniel Summerhays makes birdie the hard way at CareerBuilderIn the second round of the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, Daniel Summerhays chips in for birdie from the greenside rough at the par-3 8th hole.Daniel Summerhays earned a special reward for his stellar PGA Championship finishSPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Daniel Summerhays is not a well-known commodity, even amongst golf zealots. In 160 career starts, the 32 year old doesn’t have a PGA Tour victory; at one point this year, he stood 155th in the world rankings.
But Summerhays does have two top 10s this season, and both have come at majors. Following an eighth place finish at Oakmont, Summerhays made a late afternoon charge at the 2016 PGA Championship with five birdies in the final seven holes to fire a four-under 66.
“What a thrill,” he said after his fourth round at Baltusrol Golf Club. “I'm still shaking a little bit."
Summerhays climbed the leader board on the back of his flat stick, finishing the week second in Strokes Gained: Putting.Golf: Daniel Summerhays is last Utahn standing in PGA ChampionshipDaniel Summerhays made a move during Friday's second round in the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol with a 3-under 67 to stand 3-under for the event, six shots behind co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb.Dick Harmon: Daniel Summerhays' work among world's best proves trajectoryIf Daniel Summerhays could have stared his golf ball into making a couple more revolutions on the final two holes in the PGA Championships, his world would have changed in a matter of 30 minutes.
Still, it has changed.Daniel Summerhays finishes third at PGA, earns invite to next year's MastersDaniel Summerhays’ back-nine rally wasn’t quite enough for a PGA Championship, but he did secure his best finish ever in a major tournament and in the process earned himself an invitation to the most coveted of all the majors, the Masters, in Augusta, Georgia, next spring.Daniel Summerhays’ Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need To KnowDaniel Summerhays is having something of a rollercoaster US Open. After just barely making the championship, he shot a 74 in his first round. Right after, however, he shot a fantastic 65, a tournament low.