Bio

Official PGA TOUR HeadshotsPro Golfer Jake Younan was born on March 14th, 1987 in Forster, Australia. Soon after his family moved to the Gold Coast on the east coast of Australia, he took up the game at the age of 12 with the help of his father Tony. He represented his state and country during high school before moving to America at 18 where he attended Texas Tech University for 2 years. Soon after leaving school he won the PNGA Men’s Amateur and the Asia Pacific Amateur. He turned professional on his 21st birthday in 2008.

Jake spent his first few years playing on mini tours in Phoenix, Arizona mainly the Gateway tour which helped him grow his game and mature as a player. He won his first professional event on the Gateway Tour in 2008 and added another in 2012. He also had 2 victories on the All-American Tour in consecutive starts. Jake also Monday qualified for the 2009 Frys.com open on the PGA TOUR.

After two failed attempts at PGA TOUR qualifying school, Jake finished 50th at final stage in 2010 which was enough to earn his full membership for the 2011 Web.com Tour. Had mixed results his first year that were highlighted with four top 30 finishes. Jake spent the next two years back on the Gateway Tour, and again in 2013 earned his card back for the 2014 Web.com Tour season with a 42nd place finish.

Family

Father – Tony Younan
Mother – Sandra Younan
Brother – Rhys Younan-Wise
Brother – Lee Younan-Wise
Sister – Amira Younan-Wise

In the summer of 2013, Jake got married to Hillary Burks in a beautiful ceremony held in La Jolla, California. Hillary is a Pilates instructor and has recently opened her own private studio called Blue Elephant Pilates. They reside in Gilbert, Arizona.