Played football and basketball in high school, but enjoyed practicing golf more than other sports.
Was attacked by killer bees on the driving range prior to his third round at the 1996 Nortel Open and was stung between 10 and 15 times. His caddie, Artie Granfield, was stung between 50 and 100 times.
Began using the long putter in 1988 while coaching at the University of Houston.
Has done some golf course design work on the side.