Earned the nicknamed "Boss of the Moss" for his putting ability. Nickname was coined by fellow TOUR member David Ogrin in 1985.
Cary Middlecoff said of him in the mid-1980s: "We've got a kid back home (in Tennessee) who is just a beautiful putter. He'll just break your heart on the greens, he's so pure. If he ever gets to believing in himself, he could really be something to watch.".
Inducted into Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
Heroes are his mom and Byron Nelson.
Dream foursome would include himself, Nelson, Ben Hogan and Walter Hagen.
Favorite golf courses are any built prior to 1950 and those designed by A.W. Tillinghast.
Served as an assistant club professional before embarking on a professional career at San Luis Obispo CC and Morro Bay Municipal. One of his jobs as an assistant was making milkshakes, and he still enjoys doing it.
First job was a paper boy.
Says if he weren't playing golf for a living he'd be a golf professional at a private club.
Two of his best friends in golf are Tom Lehman and Vance Veazey.
Said one of the strangest things he ever signed was a Roger Clemens-autographed baseball.
Helped save the boys and girls golf programs in the Elk Grove Unified School District (Sacramento) in 2009 by donating $35,000 for the programs.