John Cook Personal Notes
Born in Ohio but grew up in Southern California.
Persuaded by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf to attend Ohio State.
Remains a staunch Ohio State fan and has school logo on his golf bag.
Father, Jim, was a long-time tournament director on the PGA TOUR.
Was an analyst on USA Network's "PGA TOUR Sunday" in 2003 and began work as a contributor on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" in 2013.
Son Jason played golf at Pepperdine and is an aspiring professional.
Once did a photo shoot as a youngster with Mary Cathleen Collins, who later became famous as Bo Derek.
One of three former Ohio State golfers on the Champions Tour, joining former teammates Joey Sindelar and Rod Spittle.