His father, Jim, who died from brain cancer in 2009, introduced him and brother Jordan to golf at age 3. Older brother Jordan is an assistant golf coach at Clemson. He caddied for Jordan in the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Jordan has occasionally caddied for his brother at PGA TOUR events.
College teammates at Clemson with TOUR players Lucas Glover, Charles Warren and D.J. Trahan.
Lost his former caddie, Chuck "Brooksie" Hoersch, in July 2012 to pancreatic cancer.