- Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
- Residence: Orlando, FL
- Age: 56
- Turned Pro: 1979
PGA TOUR Victories
1980,Quad Cities Open. 1982,USF&G Classic. 1984,Miller High Life QCO. 1989,Las Vegas Invitational. 1994,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 1995,Greater Milwaukee Open. 1996,Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 1997,Greater Milwaukee Open. 2001,Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Advil Western Open. 2003,Ford Championship at Doral.
(7): 1982 Pacific Masters, Casio World Open. 1986 Casio World Open. 1990 Korean Open. 1991 Korean Open. 1995 Heineken Dutch Open. 2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout [with Kenny Perry].
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Quad Cities Open, USF&G Classic, Miller High Life QCO, Las Vegas Invitational, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, Greater Milwaukee Open, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Advil Western Open, Ford Championship at Doral.
2011: Returned to the Champions Tour for the first time in more than a year when he played at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (T25) in April. Had been sidelined after suffering a broken collarbone in a biking accident the previous summer...The week following his return in Tampa, he teamed with Kenny Perry where they lost in a playoff at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf when they both missed short par putts on the second playoff hole, giving the Legends Division title to Mark McNulty and David Eger...Was also T16 at the Regions Tradition. 2010: Made just one Champions Tour start before left-wrist problems returned and curtailed his season...After being out of action for six months, returned to action early in the season at The ACE Group Classic and finished third thanks to three consecutive sub-par rounds in windy conditions in Naples. Had just one bogey over his final 36 holes...Withdrew prior to the start of the opening round of the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton the following week and did not play again. Had planned on returning to action in the summer but suffered a broken collarbone in a freak bicycle accident. 2009: Played in only 12 events during the year and none after the U.S. Senior Open in early August...Missed much of the second half of the season due to recurring issues with his left wrist and had surgery in early October...Shot three straight rounds in the 60s in July to finish in third place at the 3M Championship near Minneapolis...Was also T4 at the Triton Financial Classic at The Hills CC near Austin, TX in early June. 2008: Was the first multiple winner in 2008, claiming a pair of titles in Florida in back-to-back starts early in the campaign...Was also among the top-three in three other events and pocketed more than $1.4 million in earnings, his best money-making year since 2002...First win of the season came at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton. Birdied three of his final four holes on the Old Course at Broken Sound to prevail by one stroke over Bruce Lietzke and Brad Bryant. Appeared out of contention after being 1-over through 10 holes in his final round but birdied five of his last eight holes to win, including a 22-footer at No. 17 to draw even with Bryant. With Bryant already finished, he two-putted for a birdie from 23 feet at No. 18 to claim the title...Won the following week near Naples at The ACE Group Classic. Trailed by two strokes after 36 holes but a closing, 4-under-par 68 included a critical birdie on the 18th hole that eventually got him into a playoff with Tom Kite, Tom Jenkins and Bryant. Made an 8-foot birdie on the first extra hole to win. Victory gave him multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2001 on the PGA TOUR...Almost won a third Florida title at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Was tied with Tom Watson for the lead standing in the 18th fairway on the last day but eventually missed a 4-foot par putt that dropped him into a T2 with Jay Haas...Also T2 in defense of his FedEx Kinko's Classic crown. Had a chance to join Denis Watson in a playoff but missed a long birdie attempt at the last hole...On the leaderboard during the weekend at the Senior PGA Championship and eventually finished T3 at Oak Hill, two strokes back of Jay Haas...Closed his season by teaming with Kenny Perry to win the unofficial Merrill Lynch Shootout by four strokes over Boo Weekley and J.B. Holmes in Naples, FL, site of his Champions Tour win earlier in the year at The ACE Group Classic. 2007: In first full season on the Champions Tour, broke through for victory at the FedEx Kinko's Classic, prevailing by two strokes over D.A. Weibring near Austin, TX. Posted three straight rounds in the 60s and made just one bogey in the 54-hole event. Win came in just his 10th start on the Champions Tour. 2006: Spent majority of the season rehabbing left hand from surgery in October 2005...Made his Champions Tour debut at the Constellation Energy Classic in September and shot 72-70-69 to T27 at Hayfields CC. Appearance in Maryland was his first tournament on any TOUR since March 2005 when he reinjured the same hand during the Bay Hill Invitational and withdrew after the opening round.
Donated $100,000 of 1989 Las Vegas Invitational winnings to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. Has a floor named after him at the Arnold Palmer Hospital, thanks to his family's donations. Although son Cameron was successfully treated elsewhere for rare bone infection in right leg, he and wife Sally are strong supporters of Orlando facility...Family has also made large donations to area hospitals and churches...Brother Buddy was a professional bowler, while their father won All-American honors in baseball at Wake Forest...Lists Harbour Town GL, Muirfield Village and the CC of North Carolina as his favorite courses...Favorite entertainer is Frank Sinatra, favorite movies include "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Blazing Saddles."...Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...Has experienced his share of medical issues in recent years. Underwent left-hand surgery during the week of the 2005 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World. Doctors removed two pieces of bone and cartilage in his hand and repaired a torn tendon that had snapped in April of that same year...Had played just four PGA TOUR events in 2003 with a nagging wrist injury and then sprained left wrist during the 2004 PGA Championship when, during the second round, he put his hands out to break a fall, after walking off the tee box and the ground gave way...Says one historical event he would have liked to have witnessed first hand was being the first to step on the moon...Once played a round of golf with three Presidents at one time -- George H. Bush, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford at the 1995 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...Had an opportunity to play with his idol when he was paired with Arnold Palmer in the first round at his first Masters (1979).
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