Born in Paris, where his father worked in the oil business.
With Gary McCord, helped conduct the Santa Claus Classic, a charity pro-am which ran from 1994-2003 at TPC Scottsdale.
With Scott Verplank and Brian Watts, runs the ClubCorp Pro-Am in Dallas to benefit the health clinic at his former junior high school.
Finished third at the 1998 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic one week after tangling with chainsaw at his Phoenix home. While cutting a limb, the saw slipped and hit his left-index finger. In comment that typifies his unique sense of humor, he remarked: "There are better ways to weaken the grip on your left hand, don't you think?".
Won the 1999 Southern Company Citizenship Award for work with charities.
Underwent Achilles tendon surgery in October 2003.
Worked briefly in television for Golf Channel, serving in an analyst's role.