John Riegger Personal Notes
Grew up in Southern Illinois, across the Ohio River from fellow Champions Tour player Russ Cochran, who lives in Paducah, Ky.
Used five-time U.S.Open 9-ball champion Earl Strickland as his caddie at the 2000 Wichita Open on the Web.com Tour.
Enjoys ESPN and "Realtree Outdoors," as well as the NBA and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Musical tastes include Luke Bryan and various other country artists.
His favorite baseball team as a kid was the St. Louis Cardinals, and his favorite athlete was Lee Trevino.
Would love to trade places for a day with Michael Waddell "because I always wanted my own hunting show.".
Bookmarks include southernilwhitetails.com and usatoday.com.
The first job he ever had was mowing greens at Metropolis CC in Illinois.
Favorite meal is a bone-in ribeye, mashed potatoes and cream corn.
When he's on Tour, he enjoys visiting Mexican restaurants as well as eating barbecue, especially at Starnes in Paducah.
One talent he'd most love to have would to be able to build things. "I wanted to be an architect," he says.
His all-time favorite movies include "Tin Cup." "Follow the Sun" and any action movie.
His favorite athlete in another sport is the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
Would love to play Pine Valley GC.
His most memorable vacation was going to Cabo San Lucas with his family.
Says his most memorable shot was his first tee shot on the PGA TOUR on No. 10 at Cypress Point in 1987.
Would love to sit down for a discussion with Phil Jackson and learn how he motivates athletes.
Drives a 2011 750 Li BMW and a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500.
The first concert he ever attended was AC/DC.
When not playing golf he enjoys bow hunting for deer and elk, as well as spending time with his family.
His bucket list includes taking his wife to Europe for a romantic vacation.