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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; scoring average - 71.16 (ranked 27th); money - $321,717 (ranked 51st); best finish - 4th Toshiba Senior Classic.
2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 23; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.07 (ranked 29th); money - $455,699 (ranked 37th); best finish - T-2nd Toshiba Senior Classic.
2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.50 (ranked 10th); money - $898,531 (ranked 19th); best finish - 2nd Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.