By Dave Senko, Champions Tour staff
The Champions Tour rookie from Las Vegas secured his card by emerging from a four-man playoff to claim the fifth and final fully-exempt spot with a birdie on the second extra hole at last year’s Champions Tour’s National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace in Florida. A veteran of the PGA TOUR (224 starts) and Web.com Tour (164 starts), Riegger missed the first five months of the 2013 season awaiting his 50th birthday, which came on June 13. He owns two wins on the Web.com Tour, the most recent coming at the 2010 Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh.
Favorite TV shows: ESPN, Realtree Outdoors
Favorite TV sport, outside of golf: The NBA and the Los Angeles Lakers.
What's on the iPod: Luke Bryan, Country & Rock
Favorite team as a kid, favorite player/athlete: The St. Louis Cardinals, Lee Trevino.
Would love to trade places with: Michael Waddell (I always wanted my own hunting show)
Favorite computer bookmarks: southernilwhitetails.com, USAToday.com
First job: Mowing greens at Metropolis Country Club in Illinois.
Favorite meal: Bone-in rib eye, mashed potatoes, cream corn.
Favorite restaurants out on Tour: Mexican Restaurants as well as BBQ, especially Starnes in Paducah, Ky.
One talent I’d most love to have: To be able to build things. I wanted to be an architect.
Favorite movies: "Tin Cup", "Follow the Sun" and any action movie.
Favorite athlete in another sport: Kobe Bryant
My wife would say my worst habit is: Snoring
One course I’ve never played that I’d love to play: Pine Valley
Favorite vacation: Going to Cabo San Lucas with my family. We go every year.
Most memorable shot: My first tee shot on the PGA TOUR on No. 10 at Cypress Point in 1987.
I’d most like to sit down for a discussion with and why: Phil Jackson, to hear how he motivates athletes.
What I drive: 2011 750 Li BMW, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
First concert attended: AC/DCC
Cell phone ring: Luke Bryan (Drunk on You) just for my wife
Favorite non-golf pasttime: Bow hunting for deer and elk as well as spending time with my family.
My Bucket List: To take my wife to Europe for a romantic vacation!