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Earned a conditional exemption after finishing eighth at the 2005 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament in California. Tied with Chris Starkjohann at 4-over-par but made par on first playoff hole to secure eighth spot. Nearly missed qualifying for the event after earning alternate status after the first stage, but was placed in the field following a player withdrawal. Prepped for the Champions Tour by competing on various mini-tours, including he Sunbelt Senior Tour, where he was one of the leading money winners in 2005. Has played on the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour earlier in his career. Made 112 career starts on the PGA TOUR and played full time on the circuit from 1979-82 as well as in 1984 and 1990. Earned $86,602, with his best season coming in 1990 when he won $39,596, which included a second-place finish at the Deposit Guranty Golf Classic. Made 53 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with total earnings of $46,655. Attended six PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournaments in his career. Hobbies include bowling, fishing and zoos. His father got him started in the game. Favorite courses are Pebble Beach GL and Pinehurst. One course he would like to play is Augusta National. Enjoys "Seinfeld." Favorite foods are steak and lobster.