Brought the Claret Jug on the road on several occasions in 2005, allowing friends to see and pose with the historic British Open trophy.
Lists Jack Nicklaus as his hero.
Credits his father for giving him his start in golf.
His wife was his high school sweetheart at Union High School in Biggsville, Ill.
Almost quit golf prior to winning the 1992 Asian Tour order of merit.
Grew up playing on a nine-hole course in Biggsville, Ill.