Faxon's favorites: Italy, 'Moneyball' and his iPhone

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Brad Faxon won for the first time on the Champions Tour at the Insperity Championship.
October 18, 2011
Phil Stambaugh, Champions Tour staff

.rad Faxon was an eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR and played on the United States Ryder Cup team in 1995. Long regarded as one of the game's best putters, Faxon joined the Champions Tour on Aug. 1 when he turned 50 and wasted little time before registering his first Champions Tour victory at the rain-shortened Insperity Championship near Houston, his sixth official start on the circuit. After his victory that included a celebratory pie-in-the-face from Jeff Sluman, one of his good friends, Faxon spent a few minutes with Media Official Phil Stambaugh and gave him his thoughts on several off-the-wall topics.

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Favorite City -- Four places are tied for first -- Florence, Italy; Sydney, Australia; Chicago, Ill.; and New York City.

Favorite book -- I'm reading "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. It's a novel with a baseball theme. This guy is a talented writer and it's really a good book.


Guilty pleasure -- Haagen-Dazs milkshakes

Favorite TV show --FOX News

Mode of transportation -- 2008 Ford Expedition

Favorite movie -- Right now, "Moneyball". It's phenomenal and the book is good too.

Career highlight -- Shooting 63 in the final round of the 1995 PGA Championship to make the United States Ryder Cup team that year. I had 28 on the front nine on Sunday, the second 28 in major championship history.

Favorite gadget -- It's the iPhone for sure.

Favorite website -- newenglandpatriots.com


Favorite holiday -- Christmas

Favorite charity -- The Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children. My buddy Billy Andrade and I started it in 1992 and we've done lots of good for kids in Rhode Island. I think we've raised almost $8 million since we started it.

Favorite slogan -- "Be able to look yourself in the mirror and not because you like the way you look."

Favorite vacation destination -- Italy with my wife Dory because she speaks fluent Italian.

Favorite family activity -- Snow skiing


Favorite way to conquer road boredom -- I work out and listen to music.

Favorite sport other than golf -- Ice hockey

Favorite clothes-- My Fairway & Greene golf shirts

Favorite thing to collect -- Old golf books.

Least favorite food -- I'm not a big anchovies guy.

Something I'll never do again -- Build a big house.

Key to his short game success -- Not caring if I miss.