2008: Enjoyed a career year in 2008, reaching $1 million in earnings and finishing 17th on the final money list...Rebounded from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on February 20 to record a wire-to-wire win at The Cap Cana Championship, the first Tour-sanctioned event held in the Dominican Republic. Was the only player in the field to post three consecutive rounds in the 60s at Punta Espada GC and eventually defeated Vicente Fernandez by four strokes. His Cap Cana victory was his second career title in his 12th overall start on the circuit and allowed him to match his PGA TOUR career win total...Almost won a second straight title, at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, near Tampa but played his last four holes in 6-over. Appeared in control of the event after a birdie at No. 14 Sunday gave him a three-shot lead. However, made triple bogey at the 15th hole after a drive into the water and then double-bogeyed the 17th after missing the green left. Eventually finished T5 after recording a bogey on the final hole...Shared the first-round lead at the Boeing Classic near Seattle and eventually finished fourth...Two weeks later, was also among the leaders after 36 holes of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn and eventually was T4 in the event, five strokes back of R.W. Eaks.Made Champions Tour history when he won his first start on the Champions Tour at the SAS Championship near Raleigh, NC. Became the 12th player in the annals of the circuit to win in his debut and first since Mark McNulty at the 2004 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Also matched Bobby Wadkins' mark as the youngest winner ever, claiming the SAS title 10 days after turning 50. Became the first player to win on a sponsor's exemption since Christy O'Connor, Jr. in the 1999 State Farm Senior Classic. Closed with a 5-under 67 at Prestonwood CC and beat Dana Quigley by three strokes to take the $300,000 first-place check, his largest ever as a professional. Joined D.A. Weibring (2003) as the second player to claim his first victory on the Champions Tour at the SAS Championship. His 54-hole total of 18-under 198 was a tournament record.
Conducts a charity golf tournament annually for the benefit of Adam's Camp, a Colorado-based non-profit organization created to provide a variety of intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families. It also provides recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities...Favorite golf courses are Pebble Beach and Cypress Point...Favorite athlete is Brett Favre...Has one superstition--the number 33...Says if he wasn't a professional golfer he would like to be a fishing guide...Best golf tip he ever received was just be patient...Biggest thrill outside of golf are his children...An avid skier, he and family regularly take to the slopes.