Didn't take his first golf lesson until 1992. Was self-taught until then. First lesson was given to him by L.B. Floyd, father of Raymond Floyd. With $93 bankroll and driving a van, gave mini-tours a try in 1989. Earned $96,000 in four months before going to the Qualifying Tournament.
Enjoys watching The Sopranos and enjoys college football with North Carolina State as his favorite team.
Favorite movies are "The Color of Money" and "Shawshank Redemption."