Father was a highly regarded golf teacher who died in a plane crash in 1988. Was born shortly after his father contended at 1964 Masters. Wrote book, Every Shot I Take, to honor his dad's lessons and teachings on golf and life. Book was recipient of 1997 USGA International Book Award.
Conducts charity event to benefit Safe Harbour.
Brother, Mark, has caddied for him. Is also involved in golf course design.
Inducted into University of North Carolina Order of Merit in 1997.