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Exempt Status: Tournament Winners.

Height: 1.82 m / 6-0.

Weight: 78 kg / 172 lbs.

Born 03.Aug.1972.

Turned PRO in 1997.

His birthplace is Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Currently residing in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Key Facts

PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA VICTORIES: (2) 2013 Arturo Calle Colombian Open, 87th Abierto de Chile.

PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2013-2014. Tour member in 2014.

2014: In February, competing as the defending champion, finished ninth at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season opening 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open at Ruitoque Golf CC in Bucaramanga… Had tree top-25 finishes and 11 cuts made in 20 starts on the Tour. His best finish was T20 at the Albertsons Boise Open, an event he started by posting a 64 in the opening round. Finished the regular season ranked No. 110 on the money list to drop his card.

2013: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 3 in the Order of Merit to join “Los Cinco” who earned Tour status for 2014… Had two victories, five top-5 finishes, eight top-25 finishes and no missed cuts in 11 starts… Earned $90,015 in prize money to finish only $9,120 behind Order of Merit No. 1 Ryan Blaum… On May 5, one week after losing a three-way playoff in Montevideo, he claimed his first Tour win at the 66th Arturo Calle Colombian Open presented by Diners Club. Posted rounds of 68, 66, 68 and 66 to finish the week at 16-under par 268 at the Club Campestre de Pereira in Pereira, Colombia. Birdied three of the last five holes to pull away and win by a margin of two strokes… In November, following a T3 finish at the Arturo Calle Colombian Classic and a fourth place finish at the Lexus Peru Open, he kept the pedal down to win the 87th Abierto de Chile on his last start of the season at the Club de Golf Los Leones in Santiago, Chile. After tying for first at 275 (-13) he won the tournament with an eagle on the first hole of a three-man playoff that also involved Ryan Blaum and Sebastián Saavedra… Lost a three-way playoff for the title of the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC at the Club de Golf de Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay in lat April. Carded a course record tying 63 (-9) in the second round to take a one-shot lead halfway through the tournament. His second round performance included a string of seven consecutive birdies between holes 2 and 8 - his round’s holes 11 through 17. Made 18 birdies over the first 36 holes and shot 67 in the third round to enter the final day holding a three-shot lead. He was unable to keep his strong pace on Sunday, posting an even-par 72 to run into a three-way tie for first with Mexico’s José de Jesús Rodríguez and Argentina’s Sebastián Saavedra at 17-under par 271. Lost to Rodríguez in the second hole of the sudden death playoff… Won his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card by finishing T11 at the Qualifying Tournament played in Sebring, Florida in February... Played the Qualifying Tournament for the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in August of 2012, but failed to earn status.

2007: Finished the Tour season No. 100 on the money list, with $55,448. Made the cut in 15 of 27 starts, with three top-25 finishes. Failed to crack the top 10 in an event during a full season for the first time in his career. Best outing was a T12 at the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship.

2006: Made the cut in 14 of 26 starts on the Tour, with five top-10 finishes. Ended the season No. 36 on the money list, with $150,205. Tied the Panama GC course record with a 7-under-par 63 in the third round of Movistar Panama Championship. Went on to T11 in the season opener. Posted his first two top-10 finishes of the season in consecutive starts at the Chattanooga Classic (T8) and the Scholarship America Showdown at Somerby (T3). Closed the season strong with three top-10s in his final five starts, including a T6 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic, a T4 at the Miccosukee Championship (after holding a share of the 36-hole lead) and a T8 at the Tour Championship at The Houstonian.

2005: Played on the Tour after just missing his PGA TOUR card by a single stroke at the 2004 PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament. Made the cut in 15 of 25 events, with two top-10 finishes. Wrapped up the campaign No. 44 on the money list, with $120,722. After missing his first two cuts of the season, rallied by making five consecutive cuts, including a T5 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, collecting $22,812 for his efforts. Rounds of 67-71-66-65 led to a 15-under-par 269 at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, leaving him with a career-best T2 finish, just two strokes behind winner Greg Kraft. Cashed a career-best paycheck of $48,600 for his play.

2003: Co-winner of the John O. Classic on the Golden Bear Tour Summer Series.

2001: Made the cut in 17 of 23 events during his rookie Tour season. Finished the year No. 59 on the money list, with $75,109.

2000: Played in six events, making the cut in three. Best finish was a T33 at the Carolina Classic. Monday qualifier at the Richmond Open, surviving a 15-hole playoff to gain the final spot in the tournament field. Posted rounds of 71-79 at Richmond and missed the cut. Has also played on the Golden Bear Tour, Hooters Tour and the Maverick Tour.

OTHER DETAILS: Turned professional in 1997… Was sponsored by actor Will Smith between 2000 and 2002… Missed on his chance of earning the PGA TOUR card by only one stroke twice, first in 2000 and then in 2004… Played five full seasons on the Tour (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)… His best Tour finish was runner-up, behind Greg Kraft, in Scranton, Penn in 2005… Has played several seasons of minitour golf… Earned status on the Asian Tour in 2009, but he was able to play only one tournament due to the lack of sponsorship… Spent most of 2011 away from competition and giving golf lessons… A trip to Marocco, where he won a couple of events in 2012 got him going again… Has won around twenty tournaments as a professional, mostly on minitours.

AMATEUR CAREER: While at the University of Jackson State he won sixteen college tournaments… Won the Georgia State Amateur Championship in 1997.

PERSONAL: Full name is Timothy Andrea O’Neal… Wife Melody… Father of two: a girl named Jordan (8/27/01) and a boy named Timothy Jayden (2/25/06)… Graduated from Jackson State with a degree in Recreational Therapy in 1997… Among the courses he has played, the one he likes the most is the TPC Sawgrass… His favorite athletes to watch are Lebron James and Tiger Woods… His dream foursome would feature his mother and his two kids.

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