Born in Nashville, Tennessee. Attended Vanderbilt University. Played on the Nationwide Tour from 2004-2006. Set a course record 61 as PGA Tour rookie at the Buick Invitational. Named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007. Recorded his first top-ten in a major, finishing 3rd at the 2008 Masters Tournament. Brandt closed the 2012 season with a FedEX Cup Tour Championship win and continued his winning ways into the 2013 year with a victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.