Prior to joining the Champions Tour, suffered from a rare skin condition, Stevens-Johnson syndrome. At first, doctors treated him for rheumatoid arthritis but the condition 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.