Alex Beach even surprised himself that he swung his way into one of his best seasons.
With a blood clot in his right leg the night before the PGA Professional Championship, the 27-year-old thought his season was over. It was his first appearance in a national PGA of America event after failing to qualify by one-stroke for three consecutive years.
"There was about a month where I could barely walk," Beach said. "To go up there and not be able to compete was heartbreaking."
But a strong finish in September, which included four victories in four weeks, boosted his confidence and return to form to earn the 2016 OMEGA Section Player of the Year Presented by Dunning Golf.