Prior to joining the Champions Tour, suffered from a rare skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. At first treated for rheumatoid arthritis but worsened and blood vessels in his arms and legs were clogged. eventually causing his skin to burn from the inside out. Skin was taken from his upper thighs and shins and grafted to the affected areas and he was stapled back together.
Avid sport fisherman who has won a number of fishing tournaments.
Youngest son, Dylan Thomas, is not named for Irish poet.
Started the game at age 9 when he would tag along to the golf course on the weekends with his father, who played at Columbus College in Georgia.