Joe Highsmith

Joe Highsmith

Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 150 (68 kg)
Age: 23
Birthplace: Lakewood, Washington
Residence: Lakewood, Washington

Education: Pepperdine University
Special Interests: Piano
Turned Professional: 2022
City plays from: Lakewood, WA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 30 in 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List (thru 2024)

Career Victories


None.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

65 - 2024 The American Express (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#82 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#181 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$50,175 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open (Finished 33)

2022-23 Season Highlights


Finished No. 18 on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List as a rookie, earning his first PGA TOUR card (top 30 from Points List) in his first season on the Korn Ferry Tour. Posted four top-10s, highlighted by back-to-back top-three finishes in the final two events of the season (T2/Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, T3/Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance), catapulting him from No. 48 to No. 18 on the Points List to earn TOUR membership for 2024 with those two finishes. Logged 16 made cuts and 10 top-25s across 20 starts.

Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance - Entered the season-ending event at No. 27 on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List, but closed with a final-round 6-under 66 and rose to a T3 finish, taking him from No. 27 to No. 18 on the Points List to earn his first PGA TOUR card (top 30 from Points List).

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 6 14 2 4 $95,955
2024 4 12 2 2 120 $95,955
2022 1 1
2021 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Personal


  • His home course in Lakewood, Washington -- Tacoma Country & Golf Club -- was where the Putnam brothers (Andrew and Michael) honed their games growing up in Tacoma, Washington before they reached the PGA TOUR.
  • Frequently had chipping contests at Tacoma Country & Golf Club with RJ Manke, a future teammate at Pepperdine University and fellow Korn Ferry Tour member; they frequently spent all day at the golf club with their older brothers as kids, and today if they are all together they will play a round and follow it with a pickleball match.
  • Played piano for 12 years.
  • Once claimed he was better at pickleball than golf.
  • Favorite athletes include professional tennis players Gael Monfils, Nick Kyrgios, and Dustin Brown.