Pass the ice cream, hold the liver: Lee Rinker's favorites

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Lee Rinker's career highlight was here at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic in 1997.
March 21, 2011
Champions Tour staff

Lee Rinker comes from a golf family that includes brother, Larry, a veteran of the PGA TOUR, and sister, Laurie, a member of the LPGA. After serving as Director of Golf at the Emerald Dunes Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., since 2005, he earned fully-exempt status on the 2011 Champions Tour by finishing T2 at last fall's National Qualifying Tournament at the TPC Eagle Trace.


Rinker played the PGA TOUR in 1984 and again from 1995-99. His career year came in 1997 when he finished second to Tiger Woods at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic and then was T2 behind Gabriel Hjertstedt at the B.C. Open.

Here's a few of his favorite things:

Player: Tom Watson

Mode of Transportation: 2000 Lexus, because it's paid for

City: Chicago

Book: "The Power of Positive Thinking", Norman Vincent Peale


Guilty Pleasure: Ice Cream

TV Show: "Two and a Half Men"

Movie: Notting Hill

Career Highlight: Finishing second to Tiger Woods at the 1997 Byron Nelson Golf Classic

Gadget: My new iPad

Website: Food Network

Holiday: Christmas

Charity: "I've done work for quite a few charities over the years but I don't have any individual one."

Motto: "It's a marathon, not a sprint."


Vacation destination: I haven't been to Europe, that's where I want to go.

Thing to do with my family: Love watching my kids play sports

Thing to conquer boredom: I don't have time to be bored

Sport other than golf: Both pro and college basketball. I've followed the Miami Heat for a number of years

Article of clothing: Shoes

Thing to avoid (food): Liver

Something you'll never do again: Hopefully never go back to the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament