Grew up playing baseball until he played his first junior golf tournament and won his first four golf tournaments.
Was on Taylor County (Ky.) High School golf team as a third-grader, was No. 1 or No. 2 man by fifth grade and won Kentucky high school title as a sophomore. Known for his compact swing and long drives.
Had his 2011 season cut short due to brain surgery on September 1 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to repair Chiari malfunctions. In his second week back, finished T45 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, site of his only two PGA TOUR wins (2006 and 2008).
One of six members inducted into the University of Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame 2012 class.