Began playing with a plastic club at age 4. Cites winning the 2009 NEC Master of Amateurs Championship in Melbourne, Australia and getting PGA TOUR card at Nationwide Tour Championship as his biggest thrills in golf. Favorite golf courses are Secession Golf Club, Southern Hills and Snee Farm. Course he'd most like to play is the Old Course at St. Andrews and Cypress.
Never travels without a good book.
Lists his favorite professional team as the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Orioles.
Superstitions include if playing well, keeping the same nightly routine.
Favorite TV shows are "Entourage" and "SportsCenter," and favorite movie is "Gladiator." Says his favorite book is Pillars of the Earth. Other favorites include seafood and vacationing in Australia.
Dream foursome is Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry. Among the items on his bucket list are skydiving learning to play the guitar.
His brother Ben is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Non-golf related jobs held include working part time for a local attorney.
Typically carries chicken tenders in his golf bag for a snack.
Twitter account name is @mark_andersonsc.
Motto is "Finish strong."