Rod Spittle Personal Notes
Did not turn professional until 2004, working 25 years as a corporate insurance executive. Starred as a collegian at Ohio State University, where he was a teammate of John Cook and Joey Sindelar. Served as a team co-captain as a senior.
Biggest thrill away from golf was becoming a grandfather.
Heroes are Arnold Palmer and Bobby Orr.
One of his superstitions is marking his ball on the putting green with a Canadian dime.
Dream foursome would include his dad and his two sons.
Favorite golf courses are Brookside CC, Scioto GC and Shoal Creek.
One of the things he carries in his golf bag is one of his dad's yellow golf balls.
Favorite athlete in another sport is Peyton Manning.
Enjoys watching Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" and college football, while his favorite all-time movies include "Top Gun," "The Rookie" and "The Untouchables.".
His first job was putting bumper stickers on cars at Marineland in Niagara Falls.
Says he'd love to trade places for a day with James Bond.
His favorite team as a kid was the Boston Bruins and favorite player was Orr.
Two courses he'd love to play are Augusta National and St. Andrews.
His most memorable shot was his par putt to win the AT&T Championship.
Supports the Special Olympics in Columbus, Ohio.
His bucket list includes buying a house on the beach.