Official PGA TOUR Headshots

Jhonattan Vegas


  • Picked up the game of golf by playing with a broomstick and a rock
  • Father, Carlos, worked as a restaurant manager at the Exxon Mobil plant in Quiriquire, Venezuela. Jhonattan practiced golf on the 9-hole course located next door which was built for the oil-camp employees
  • Winner of Venezuelan National Amateur Championship
  • 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship semi-finalist
  • Earned scholarship to play for the University of Texas Men’s Golf team
  • First player from Venezuela to earn the PGA TOUR card (2011)
  • First player from Venezuela to compete in the Presidents Cup (2017)
  • Owns three PGA TOUR wins, one Korn Ferry Tour title, and one international victory
  • Second appearance in the Olympics Games (2016 Rio)
  • At the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, broke the record for longest putt in history at No. 17 Island green – 69 feet 7 inches
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