Got his start in golf at age 7 when he caddied for his father. In 1999 at age 17, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Royal Children's Hospital. It took another 12 months before he had the energy to walk a golf course again. Forged a friendship during that time with PGA TOUR member Robert Allenby.
Cites winning his first event, in Mexico, as his biggest thrill in golf.
Would most like to play Augusta National.
Favorite TV show is "Seinfeld." Favorite movie is "Bad Boys." Favorite food is pasta. Favorite city to visit is Dubai. Favorite vacation spot is Australia.
Serves as an ambassador for Challenge: Supporting Kids with Cancer.