Grew up playing at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas with Justin Leonard. First played in tournament with Leonard in 1984 junior tournament in Abilene, Texas. The two were roommates at the University of Texas...His hole in one in 1994 at the NCAA Championships was televised on ESPN...Worked in real estate for a year in Dallas before deciding to go to Q-School in the fall of 1996...Recently began designing golf courses in Texas. . .Nike tour graduate in 1997, finished 13th with earnings of $104,023. Played in 25 Nike Tour events in '97, winning South Carolina Classic. He was in the top-5, three times and his scoring average was 70.46 in 82 rounds, ranking T10.
1 - 1997 South Carolina Classic
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.15 (ranked 89th); money $461,633 (ranked 63rd); best finish T2nd, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 19; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 71.19 (ranked T86th); money $530,971 (ranked 79th); best finish T2nd, COMPAQ Classic at New Orleans.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 24 / Rounds Played: 70 / Cuts made: 11 / Top-10 Finishes: 2; Best finish: 3rd at the BellSouth Classic & COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans; Earnings: $608,535 Rank (79th)
Scoring - 70.96 / (69th); Driving Distance - 287.3 / (7th); Driving Accuracy - 70.9% / (58th); GIR - 66.0% / (93rd); Putting - 1.780 / (104th); Birdie Average - 3.54 per rd / (78th) / Total Birdies - 248; Sand Saves - 51.2% / (134th); Scrambling - 59.4% / (102nd); All-Around Rank - 550 / (46th).
missed two months of golf due to August 8th surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right hip.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 84 / Cuts made: 18 / Top-10 Finishes: 4; Best finish: 4th at the COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans; Earnings: $792,456 Rank (66th)
Scoring - 70.95 / (70th); Driving Distance - 286.8 / (24th); Driving Accuracy - 66.6% / (130th); GIR - 66.5% / (87); Putting - 1.772 / (96th); Birdie Average - 3.76 per rd / (55th) / Total Birdies - 316; Sand Saves - 42.0% / (177th); Scrambling - 60.5% / (81st); All-Around Rank - 686 / (78th).