An officer in the United States Navy after graduation from the Academy (2004-09). Was a Lieutenant aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer for part of 2010 in the Persian Gulf, helping protect Iraqi oil platforms. Also worked on a cruiser in Mayport, Fla. and a destroyer in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during his five-year obligation.
.Lists Mitchell Spearman, Mark Guttenburg and Pat Owen as current or past instructors.
Says his biggest thrill in golf was playing on the 2005 U.S. Walker Cup team. Lists skydiving as his biggest thrill outside of golf.
First car was a Dodge Neon.
Never travels without his gym bag.
Superstitions include marking his ball with a 1960s dime.
Quaker Ridge GC in Scarsdale, N.Y, is his favorite course, and he would like to play Augusta National. Favorite teams are Navy, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Redskins. "Criminal Minds" is his favortie TV show, and he enjoys the Bourne series of movies. The Bible is his favorite book, and his favorite food is his wife's cooking. Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago are his favorite cities to visit, and Bethany Beach, Del., is one of his favorite vacation spots.
Would round out his dream foursome with his father, brother and Jesus Christ.
Not many people know that he was the best ship driver among all the ships in his squadron and that he won two shipdriving awards during his time in the Navy.
Has one brother, who plays golf at George Mason University, and two sisters.
Charity work includes World Gospel Outreach, a children's camp in Honduras; Ark Children's House, an orphanage in Ecuador; Adoption Advocates International, an agency that operates an orphanage in Ethiopia (Layla House) where he adopted his son, Jacob.