Two brothers also competed in college athletics. Older brother, Ben, played Division III football at Wartburg College in Iowa. Younger brother, Tim, was a Division III basketball player at Luther College in Iowa. Father is a member of the Wartburg Hall of Fame after playing both baseball and basketball for the school. Biggest thrill outside of golf was helping his high school basketball team reach the state tournament for the first time in school history. Biggest thrill in golf is winning 2010 Kodak Challenge and finishing No. 125 on the PGA TOUR money list the same day.
Favorite course he's played is Pebble Beach, looks forward to playing St. Andrews. Never travels without his cell phone. First car was a 1989 Buick, now drives a Camry. Favorite college teams are the Iowa Hawkeyes and Boise State Broncos. Favorite professional teams are the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Penguins. Superstitions including tying his shoes in a certain way and order. Favorite movie is "The Shawshank Redemption." Favorite book is the Harry Potter series. Favorite food is chicken enchiladas. Favorite athlete to watch is Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods. Favorite cities to visit are New Orleans and Dubuque, Iowa. Dream foursome includes Ed Davis, Mark Merritt and Scout Merritt. Says he's too young to think about a bucket list. Supports Phoenix Children's Hospital.