Says of days on foreign tours: "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I learned so much, not only about golf, but about myself. I'd be telling stories about Asia until the day I die".
Known for his patented "bucket" golf hat.
Active in promoting adoption through the Fore Adoption Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation.
Underwent right elbow surgery midway throught the 2005 season and experienced complications from that surgery during the summer of 2006.