Started playing golf at age 8...Played football and basketball in high school, but enjoyed practicing golf more than other sports...Was attacked by killer bees on the driving range prior to his third round at the 1996 Nortel Open and was stung 10-15 times. His caddie, Artie Granfield, was stung 50-100 times...Began using the long putter in 1988 while coaching at the University of Houston...Has done some golf course design work on the side...Did soap commercials on television in the 1980s. Played in 407 PGA Tour events finishing in the top-10, 38 times. Last top-10 finish was his T6th finish at the 1996 Texas Open. . .Finished ninth at the 2003 Champions Tour National Qualifying at the TPC at Eagle Trace in Florida. Shot a 72-hole total of 3-under-par 285 and tied Rafael Navarro for the ninth spot and then claimed sole possession of ninth place with a par on the first extra hole. Had closed with a 2-under-par 70 to earn conditionally-exempt status.
2 - 1994 Panama City Beach Classic, Boise Open
3 - 1981 Memorial, 1982 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Classic, 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic.
2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 18; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.16 (ranked 27th); money $321,717 (ranked 51st); Best finish, 4th Toshiba Senior Classic.