Cut the grass at his home course during high school to make extra money. Credits his grandfather for giving him his start in golf.
Lists Fred Couples as his hero. Named Albany's Athlete of the Year in 1995 and 1996 for baseball, basketball and golf. Is perhaps best known for playing golf cross-handed and putting left-handed. Began using the unorthodox style of play when he was age 5 and says it is a product of playing youth baseball and batting left-handed. Career goal is to become the first cross-handed golfer to win a major championship. Lists winning the first annual Truck Cup in Fort Smith, Ark., among his highlights in golf.