Gary Christian Personal Notes
Got his start in golf from his dad at age 3. Biggest thrill in golf is overcoming mental obstacles. Lists Gary Player, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and his parents as his heroes. Was on the TV show "The Weakest Link" in 2001. Non-golf-related jobs held include knife salesman and membership director at a country club. He and his brother were named after Player and Lee Trevino. His two sons are named after Faldo and Sandy Lyle, whose given first name is Alexander. Never travels without photos of his family.
Favorite college team is the Auburn Tigers. Favorite professional team is Liverpool Football Club of the Premier League. Lucky charm is a five-pence coin to mark his ball. Wears light blue in the final round to match his eyes for photos. Favorite food is fresh, farm-grown fruit. Favorite athlete is Steven Gerrard, and his favorite cities are Sydney, Australia; London, England; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; San Francisco, Calif.; and Boise, Idaho. Would round out his dream foursome with Harry Vardon, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Not many people know that he would rather score the winning goal for England in soccer's World Cup than win The Open Championship. Bucket list includes doing the Ashes Cricket Tour to Australia with the Barmy Army.
Played high school cricket and rugby.
Claims mid-life crisis resulted in the purchase of "very tight, white trousers."