Lists playing in the 1999 Masters and winning the 1998 U.S. Amateur, with older brother Trip as his caddie, as his biggest thrills in golf.
Credits his father for giving him his start in golf.
Lists Fred Couples as his hero.
Sister, Kelli, was a two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion and currently plays on the LPGA. Brother, Trip, a former All-American at Oklahoma State, won the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur and was in the 2008 Masters field. Trip was the 1994 U.S. Amateur runner-up to Tiger Woods.
Following years of back pain and going "unsuccessfully through 13 doctors," decided he was likely "done with golf for good." In one last effort, flew to Germany in March 2011, where he underwent treatment with success enough to allow him to return to competitive golf pain-free. The procedure involved taking 16 tubes of blood and treating it in a procedure similar to platelet therapy. First hole-in-one was at Dallas CC on No. 15 with a 7-iron at age 16.