Professional Golfer | Helluva Engineer
Jim grew up in Basalt, Colorado, a town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, less than 20 miles from Aspen. He attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and is a proud Oredigger!
After receiving All-American honors for golf his senior year, Jim set out for the Tour. Jim competed on the Web.com Tour and earned his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals in 2018. Due to the pronunciation of his last name, Jim has been dubbed as “Hard K” by his friends and fans.
Jim and his wife, Heidi, reside in Littleton, Colorado. At home, they enjoy hiking, exercising, cooking, and spending time with family. Jim and Heidi also welcomed their first child in June, 2018. Brady James Knous is going to be a big brother in December 2020!
Jim had wrist surgery in August 2019 and is currently coming back to the PGA Tour on a medical exemption. You will see Jim in a mix of PGA Tour events and Korn Ferry Tour events in the near future.
Thank you for supporting Jim on the PGA Tour and being a part of “Team Hard K”!
What's in the Bag
Shot a career-low and course record 60 at Boulder Country Club in Boulder, CO during the Colorado Golf Association Stroke Play Championship.Jul 2011
Shot a course record 63 at Heritage at Eagle Bend in Parker, CO to qualify for the US Amateur at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.Aug 2011
Placed second at the National Championship in Louisville, KY at The Cardinal Club. Graduated Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.May 2012
Won back-to-back San Juan Open Championships in Farmington, NM.Jun 2016
Gained full status on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour) through Q-School Finals.Dec 2016
Earned PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals.Aug 2018