- Birthplace: Seaside, OR
- Residence: Denver, CO
- Age: 54
- Turned Pro: 1981
PGA TOUR Victories
1985,Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. 1986,Hardee's Golf Classic.
(1): 1989 Colorado Open.
2012 Champions Tour Money and Position
Champions Tour Best Round
65 at Round 2, ACE Group Classic.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic, Hardee's Golf Classic.
2011: Finished 16th on the final money list, his highest standing since becoming a Champions Tour member in 2007 and played his best golf in the first half of the season before experiencing lower-back problems that lingered throughout the second half of the campaign...Highlight of his year was his first win in over three years at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. Triumph near Hickory, NC, ended a victory drought of 77 appearances. Defeated James Mason on the third extra playoff hole for his third career title on the circuit. Two-putted from 40 feet for par on the third extra hole and then watched Mason three-putt for a bogey from 25 feet. Had shot rounds of 64-68-65 to get into the overtime and win was his second senior title the state of North Carolina...In his next start following the victory, finished T3 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open...Performance in western New York, coupled with victory in North Carolina led to June Player of the Month honors. Was the 36-hole leader at the Dick's event and led by two after 11 holes Sunday before making three straight bogeys to fall back. Had gone 75 holes without a bogey before running into trouble midway through the back nine at En-Joie on Sunday...Early in the year, finished one stroke back of Nick Price at the Toshiba Classic. Had a chance to force overtime but missed a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole...Also teamed with Russ Cochran to finish T3 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Duo fired a better-ball score of 12-under 60 on the final day to move up, equaling the low score of the tournament...Made the sixth ace in Charles Schwab Cup Championship history when he made a hole-in-one at No. 3 at the TPC Harding Park in the second round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship with a 5-iron shot. Ace was his first on the Champions Tour and 14th overall...Underwent back surgery on November 7 in Denver, the day after the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The microdiscectomy was done to alleviate a herniated-disc issue that was causing discomfort in his lower right leg. 2010: Was the only player to tee it up in all 26 official events on the Champions Tour...Had four top-10 finishes during the season but none bigger than his performance near Houston late in the campaign...Finished a distant second to Fred Couples at the Administaff Small Business Classic. Check for almost $150,000 vaulted him from 40th to 30th on the money list. That move allowed him to improve his position by one spot the following week and secure a place in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. 2009: Along with Loren Roberts, finished T3 at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. Was T2 after 54 holes but closed with a 71 to fall back one spot. Performance was his best in a major championship...Teamed up with Roberts to finish T3 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April, closing one stroke shy of the two-team playoff eventually won by the team of Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman. 2008: 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. 2007: 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. Tom Pernice, Jr. became the third, in 2009. His 54-hole total of 18-under 198 in North Carolina 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...An avid skier, he and family regularly take to the slopes...Has one superstition—-the number 33...Says if he weren't a professional golfer he would like to be a fishing guide...Best golf tip he ever received was to "just be patient."...Biggest thrill outside of golf are his children. His oldest son, Gunner, received an exemption to play in the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines; missed cut). Gunner qualified for the event when he won an extra-hole playoff qualifer against his University of San Diego golf coach, Tim Mickelson. His son turned professional in 2011.
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