Biggest thrill in golf was winning the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Favorite college teams are Alabama and New Mexico. Favorite pro teams are the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Favorite TV show is "Hell's Kitchen." Favorite movies are any featuring Denzel Washington. Favorite entertainers are Snoop Dog and B.I.G. Favorite athlete to watch is Tiger Woods. Favorite cities to visit are San Diego and San Clemente, Calif. Favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach. Favorite gadget is his iPad.
Would round out his dream foursome with Woods, Jennifer Aniston and Kobe Bryant.
Bucket list includes being strapped to the wing of a bi-plane. He owns two motorcycles, a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electric Glide and a Suzuki GSXR 750. Has reached 170 mph racing the Suzuki on the track, and he often goes on it for rides in the nearby Superstition Mountains. Currently drives a Smart Car.
Met Woods at the 2009 U.S. Open. Having qualified to play in the tournament, he walked up to Woods in Bethpage's dining room and told Woods how honored he was to have his name engraved on the same U.S. Junior Amateur trophy Woods had won. Says he's accomplished half of his goal, meeting Woods. Now he wants to play with him on the weekend.
If there were a TV show made about him, he says it would be on the Speed Channel or "producers would have to create a death-wish channel for me.".
His paternal grandparents were from Croatia.
Supports The First Tee.
Played one year of high school golf at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., with current Web.com Tour player Aaron Watkins, a friend since childhood.