Grew up in Augusta, Ga., serving as a caddie at both Augusta National GC and Augusta CC.
Played prep football at Laney High with former New York Jets running back Emerson Boozer.
Inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in January 1994 and was named to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in February 2008.
Nicknamed "Big Boy" by his fellow professionals.
His two oldest children have worked as his caddie in the past.
He and his wife adopted an infant son and daughter early in 1995 and adopted two infant sons in 1999.