Wife, Nicki, who had been his caddie throughout his professional career, gave up the bag in 1998 to deliver daughter Bobbi Maria. Returned to caddie in 1999 at Milwaukee.
Father-in-law Dennis Tiziani is the retired golf coach at University of Wisconsin who played off and on on the PGA TOUR in the 1970s.
Brother-in-law Mario Tiziani played on TOUR in 2005.
After missing earning TOUR card in 2005 by two strokes at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, rediscovered his game hitting balls out of a trailer in the December snow on the practice range at Cherokee CC in Madison, Wis.
Inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in December 2007.
Had a bobblehead figure of his likeness distributed to fans at the 2012 John Deere Classic as he went for a fourth consecutive title there.
Became the 15th recipient of the Payne Stewart Award when he won the honor in 2012. The Payne Stewart Award is presented annually to a player sharing Stewart's respect for the traditions of the game, his commitment to uphold the game's heritage of charitable support and his professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.