Donated $100,000 of 1989 Las Vegas Invitational winnings to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. Has a floor named after him at the Arnold Palmer Hospital, thanks to his family's donations. Although son Cameron was successfully treated elsewhere for rare bone infection in right leg, he and wife Sally are strong supporters of Orlando facility.
Family has also made large donations to area hospitals and churches.
Brother Buddy was a professional bowler, while their father won All-American honors in baseball at Wake Forest.
Lists Harbour Town GL, Muirfield Village and the CC of North Carolina as his favorite courses.
Favorite entertainer is Frank Sinatra, favorite movies include "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Blazing Saddles.".
Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.
Has experienced his share of medical issues in recent years. Underwent left-hand surgery during the week of the 2005 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World. Doctors removed two pieces of bone and cartilage in his hand and repaired a torn tendon that had snapped in April of that same year.
Had played just four PGA TOUR events in 2003 with a nagging wrist injury and then sprained left wrist during the 2004 PGA Championship when, during the second round, he put his hands out to break a fall, after walking off the tee box and the ground gave way.
Says one historical event he would have liked to have witnessed first hand was being the first to step on the moon.
Once played a round of golf with three Presidents at one time—George H. Bush, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford at the 1995 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Had an opportunity to play with his idol when he was paired with Arnold Palmer in the first round at his first Masters (1979).