Birth Date – August 19, 1984
Birth Place – Maturin, Venezuela
Residence – Houston, Texas, USA
Interests – Movies, baseball, dancing, music, scuba diving, working out
Picked up the game by playing with a broomstick and a rock. Eventually began playing at a nine-hole course near his home built for oil-camp employees. His coach, Franci Betancourt, was a three-time World Cup participant for Venezuela in 1966, 1968 and 1975. Knew very little English when he initially arrived in Houston.
VICTORIES / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
In just his fifth start on the PGA Tour, Jhonattan Vegas earned his first victory at the Bob Hope Classic in a sudden death playoff. The victory was the first win by a Venezuelan on the PGA Tour and earned him a spot at The Masters.
Jhonattan won his second career PGA Tour event at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open and successfully defended his title in 2017.
Made history at THE PLAYERS Championship with the longest made putt at No. 17 (69 feet, 7 inches).
Jhonattan competed in the 2016 Summer Golf Olympics representing Venezuela and in 2017, Jhonattan became the first player from Venezuela to compete in the Presidents Cup.
He participated in 2 World Cups (2009 and 2016).
2010 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open on the Korn Ferry Tour.
2010 Argentina Open on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.