Entirely self-taught and, as a youth, became the protege of Hardy Greenwood, owner of Hardy's Driving Range in Dallas.
Was raised next door to the Glen Lakes CC in Dallas where he got started in the game.
Served in the Marine Corps for four years from the age of 17 to 21.
Became a golf professional in 1960 and got his first job working as an assistant professional in El Paso, Texas.
Between PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, served a stint as golf analyst for NBC.
Favorite courses are Pine Valley, Oak Hill and Cypress Point.
Favorite entertainer was Alan King and also enjoys George Lopez.
Other favorites include "Chariots of Fire," Michael Jordan and steak.
Biggest thrill was winning the 1971 U.S. Open.
Enjoys spending time with his family.
One of his superstitions is not using a yellow tee.