Lickliter first joined the Nike Tour (now called the Nationwide Tour), where he earned a win in 1995. He joined the PGA Tour in 1996, and won events in 2001 and 2003. His best finish in a major is T4 at the 1998 PGA Championship. In 2007 he finished 139th on the PGA Tour money list, which was not good enough to retain his card for 2008. He earned his card for 2008 by winning the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.