Fort Worth, TX
- Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
- Residence: Fort Worth, TX
- Age: 51
- Turned Pro: 1983
PGA TOUR Victories
1988,Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. 1991,KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1994,Kemper Open. 1996,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, PGA Championship.
2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position
PGA TOUR Best Round
73 at Round 3, Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Greater Milwaukee Open, Kemper Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, PGA Championship.
2011: Made five PGA TOUR starts, making one cut. Turned 50 in March, when he enjoyed solid rookie Champions Tour success. Made 19 starts, collecting a pair of top-10 finishes...Nearly won his first title in his sixth start. Led The Principal Charity Classic until the final hole but three-putted from 25 feet for a bogey at No. 18 to lose to Bob Gilder, who tied him moments earlier with a 30-foot downhill birdie putt. Finish in Iowa was his best on Tour since losing in an 18-hole playoff to Retief Goosen at the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills. 2010: Split time between the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour...Failed to record a top-25 finish for just the second time in his career...A T24 at the Utah Championship was his best of eight Nationwide Tour starts. 2009: Made 11 cuts in 17 starts on the PGA TOUR. T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was his first top-10 finish since 2005. Made two cuts in nine starts on the Nationwide Tour. 2008: Made six cuts in 17 starts with a season-best T30 at the Wyndham Championship after posting four rounds in the 60s. 2007: Carded a season-best T13 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya. 2006: Held the first-round lead at the B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort, thanks to a 7-under 65. Finished T15, his best effort of the season. Played in a career-high 36 events. 2005: The 1996 PGA Championship winner finished outside the top 125 for the third consecutive season, with 10 made cuts in 28 starts...In 22nd start at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, finished T10 for lone top-10. 2004: Notched one top-10, a T9 at the Bank of America Colonial, his first since a solo third at the 2002 Tampa Bay Classic. 2003: Finished the season outside the top 125 for the first time since 1987 (No. 167). 2002: Maintained his position in the top 100 on the money list for the 11th time in last 13 seasons...Two top-10 finishes were thirds at The INTERNATIONAL and the Tampa Bay Classic. 2001: Had highest finish on PGA TOUR money list (60) since finishing third in 1996...Made playoff at U.S. Open after Retief Goosen three-putted 72nd hole. Three-putted 18th hole in group ahead of Goosen. Lost by two strokes, 70-72, in 18-hole Monday playoff. Shared 36-hole lead and was one back after 54 holes. 2000: Finished T5 at the Shell Houston Open, his first top-five on TOUR since winning the 1996 PGA. 1999: Returned to top 75 on TOUR money list for the first time since 1996...Earned first top-10 since a T7 at the 1997 THE PLAYERS Championship with a T9 at Nissan Open. 1996: Enjoyed his best season on TOUR with three victories, including his first major title, the PGA Championship...First victory of year came in his second start. Had five consecutive sub-par rounds to win Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. His 23-under-par 337 total was one stroke better than John Huston...Won Shell Houston Open in a playoff over fellow Texan and hometown favorite Jeff Maggert. Rolled in 50-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole for victory, the first in his home state...Birdied 72nd hole at the PGA Championship at Valhalla GC to force playoff with Kenny Perry, then birdied first extra hole to earn title. 1995: Tied for third with Steven Bottomley and Michael Campbell at British Open, one stroke out of John Daly-Constantino Rocco playoff. 1994: Won the Kemper Open by three strokes over D.A. Weibring and Bobby Wadkins. 1993: Was part of a five-man playoff at Buick Southern Open won by John Inman. 1991: Won twice. Shot a closing 64 to catch Gene Sauers at Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, then parred third playoff hole for victory. Edged Robert Gamez by one stroke at Greater Milwaukee Open after opening with 63. 1988: His first TOUR victory, at Canon Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, came with 10-foot putt on second playoff hole with Dave Barr and Joey Sindelar. Amateur: Three-time All-American at University of Texas...Winner of 1979 and 1981 Texas State Amateurs, 1979 Southern Amateur and 1979 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.
Served as host of W. Hal Brooks Memorial Golf Tournament and Gala, in honor of his father. Event was held for 11 years in his hometown and benefited hundreds of youth and teenage programs...Partner in Knott-Linn-Brooks House, a golf course design company based in Palo Alto, CA...His first start-to-finish project, Southern Oaks GC outside Fort Worth, TX, opened to rave reviews in 1999.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
The Presidents Cup (1), 1996.