A professional touring pro for 17 years, Stiles, 39, has earned more than $1.8 million on golf’s most elite satellite tour and has won six times, including once in 2012. Over the course of his career he has spent five seasons on the PGA Tour, which is where he will return once again when he tees it up Thursday to play the first round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Hawaii. (Follow Live Scoring here.)
With earnings in excess of $200,000 in 2012, Stiles finished 17th on the Web.com Tour money list, punching his ticket back to golf’s biggest stage. Now, he would like to stay there.
And he believes he’s found the winning formula to do it.