- Birthplace: Lovington, NM
- Residence: Tucson, AZ
- Birth Date: 05/26/1958
- Age: 52
- Height: 6-1
- Eligibility Code: 8
- Turned Pro: 1981
PGA TOUR Victories
1983,Southern Open. 1984,Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.
2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes
Toshiba Classic. T6--
The ACE Group Classic.
PGA TOUR Best Round
69 at Round 2, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
Champions Tour Highlights
Closed with a 6-under-par 65 Sunday, which was instrumental in his second-place finish at the Toshiba Classic in March...Opened with successive rounds of 69 on his way to a T6 finish in his first start of the season at The ACE Group Classic in Naples.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Southern Open, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.
Two-time winner on PGA TOUR since joining in 1982...Finished 152nd on the 2001 money list with a solo-fifth effort in 2001 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Also had a T12 in the B.C. Open..First victory came in 1983 Southern Open, where he birdied the fourth playoff hole to defeat Sam Torrance...Won the following year at the Anheuser-Busch Classic, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit with a final-round 63 to defeat Willie Wood by one stroke...Winner of the 1976-77 New Mexico High School Championships...Won 1981 Southland Conference Championship while attending Lamar University...Winner of 1989 Pebble Beach Invitational.
First picked up a club at age nine, but it wasn't until he attended Lamar University that he saw a course with bunkers...father was high school basketball coach and brother a PGA professional.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
In 2009, had his best financial season in professional golf, with almost $350,000 in official money on the Champions Tour and just over $72,000 in PGA TOUR earnings. Started season with a conditional exemption on the Champions Tour through 2008 National Qualifying Tournament but managed to play his way into the top 50 on the final 2009 money list despite not starting his year until early March (Toshiba Classic). Highlight of his season was a T2 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in June. Performance was his best in any Tour-sponsored event since his second-place finish at the PGA TOUR's 1989 Centel Classic. Shot rounds of 63-66 on the weekend at En-Joie GC, which matched the best final 36 holes of the 2009 season (Lonnie Nielsen matched him at same event). Along with Fred Funk, finished three strokes back of Nielsen, but his $132,000 paycheck eventually boosted him into exempt status for the remainder of the season. Also T11 at the 3M Championship, thanks to a final-round 66. Was one of just three players to make two eagles in a round, doing so on Saturday at the U.S. Senior Open. Also made three starts on the PGA TOUR. Played in the Puerto Rico Open and finished T21 after opening with rounds of 69-68. Also got into the St. Jude Classic in Memphis and finished T29 after making the 36-hole cut on the number. Made his third cut of 2009 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, where he was T59. Made his Champions Tour debut at the 2008 Commerce Bank Championship after open qualifying to get into the event. Finished T49 on the Red Course at Eisenhower Park. Made seven more appearances along the way and finished the season with $191,484 in earnings. Posted first top-10 finish on the Champions Tour in just his second start when he posted three straight sub-par rounds at the En-Joie GC to finish T7 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in July. Posted five top-20 finishes in his eight starts, including a T16 at the Senior British Open. Made two starts on the PGA TOUR in 2008 prior to turning 50, with a T39 at the Puerto Rico Open (in his 550th career TOUR start) his best outing. Also played in three Nationwide Tour events, with a T16 at the South Georgia Classic his best finish. Two-time winner on PGA TOUR since joining in 1982. First victory came at the 1983 Southern Open, where he birdied the fourth playoff hole to defeat Sam Torrance. Won the following year at the Anheuser-Busch Classic, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit with a final-round 63 to defeat Willie Wood by one stroke. Winner of the 1976-77 New Mexico High School Championships. Won 1981 Southland Conference Championship while attending Lamar University. Winner of 1989 Pebble Beach Invitational. First picked up a club at age 9, but it wasn't until he attended Lamar that he saw a course with bunkers. Father was a high school basketball coach and brother a PGA professional.