Wife, Jan; Kristin (7/20/81), Courtney (4/11/84), Jason (1/10/86); one grandchild
Ohio State University
Windermere; Florida; United States
City Plays From
Born in Ohio but grew up in Southern California
Persuaded by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf to attend Ohio State
Remains a staunch Ohio State fan and has school logo on his golf bag
Father, Jim, was a long-time tournament director on the PGA TOUR
Was an analyst on USA Network's "PGA TOUR Sunday" in 2003 and began work as a contributor on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" in 2013
Son Jason played golf at Pepperdine and is an aspiring professional
Once did a photo shoot as a youngster with Mary Cathleen Collins, who later became famous as Bo Derek
One of three former Ohio State golfers on the Champions Tour, joining former teammates Joey Sindelar and Rod Spittle.
Auto racing, skiing, all sports
PGA TOUR Victories (11)
1981 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1983 Canadian Open
1987 The International
1992 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, United Airlines Hawaiian Open, Las Vegas Invitational
1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic, CVS Charity Classic
1997 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
1998 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic
2001 Reno-Tahoe Open
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (10)
2007 AT&T Championship
2008 AT&T Championship
2009 Administaff Small Business Classic, Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2010 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2011 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Montreal Championship presented by Desjardins
2013 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
PGA TOUR Champions (5)
1982 Sao Paulo Open.
1983 World Cup [with Rex Caldwell].
1994 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Mark O'Meara].
1995 Mexican Open.
2000 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Mark O'Meara].
2003: Limited to 10 events due a torn labrum and several cysts in his right shoulder. After missing the cut at the Masters, underwent surgery in Orlando that put him out of action until a rehab assignment at the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour in September. Played two more events in October, missing the cut in each. Received a Major Medical Extension for 2004. Coupled with $78,931 earned in 10 events in 2003, had the opportunity to play in 19 events to earn $408,564 and match the $487,495 winnings of 2003's No. 125, Esteban Toledo. 2002: Posted six top-10s for the first time since 1998
Finished one stroke behind Jerry Kelly at the Sony Open in Hawaii for his first runner-up finish since the 1999 Shell Houston Open. Set course record with 8-under 62 on way to second-round lead. Score of 12-under 128 through two rounds was one behind the season's best turned in by Chris DiMarco (17-under 127) at the Disney Golf Classic
Finished T9 in WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after losing to Brad Faxon (3 and 2) in the third round
.T4 at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans was worth $177,188, pushing career earnings past $10 million to $10,168,829
Added second runner-up finish of the season with a T2 at the Memorial Tournament. First time since 1992, that he has posted two seconds in a season. 2001: Collected first victory since 1998 at Reno-Tahoe Open and had highest finish on TOUR money list (No. 54) since that same year. Victory was 11th of his career. Was six strokes behind Jerry Kelly after third-round 74 but closed with 64 to overtake Kelly by a stroke for his first victory since the 1998 GTE Byron Nelson Classic. The $540,000 check was the largest payday of 22-year career. 2000: Finished among the top-100 on the money list for the 19th time in his 21-year career on the PGA TOUR. 1999: Streak of three straight seasons with a victory ended. 1998: Earned his 10th TOUR victory at GTE Byron Nelson Classic after entering the final round four strokes behind Fred Couples. They were tied at 17th hole but Couples found water and made triple bogey. Cook won by three. 1997: At Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, trailed leader Mark Calcavecchia by five after third round, but matched then-PGA TOUR record for consecutive rounds when he closed with 62-63 for one-stroke victory. Total of 125 also matched Ron Streck for best 36-hole finish. 1996: At FedEx St. Jude Classic, tied then all-time PGA TOUR record with opening rounds of 16-under-par 126 (64-62) and added third-round 63 to tie TOUR record for first 54 holes of 24-under-par 189. Closed with a 69 to fall one stroke shy of all-time 72-hole record, but won tournament by seven over John Adams
Added second victory of year at CVS Charity Classic by three strokes over Russ Cochran. 1995: Won Ernst Championship. 1994: Finished in the top five at two of the majors, U.S. Open (5) and PGA Championship (T4). 1992: Surpassed $1 million in season earnings, winning three times. Captured five-man playoff at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, outlasting Gene Sauers with three birdies and an eagle over four holes. Posted two-stroke victories at United Airlines Hawaiian Open and Las Vegas Invitational
Finished as runner-up at The Open Championship and tied for second at PGA Championship. 1990: Had two playoff losses, to Tom Kite on the first extra hole at Federal Express St. Jude Classic and to Bob Tway on first extra hole at Las Vegas Invitational. 1989: Underwent hand surgery. 1987: Won The International. 1986: Final-round 66s left Cook and Donnie Hammond, who were one back heading into the final round, tied after 90 holes at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Hammond won playoff with birdie on first extra hole. 1983: At Canadian Open, defeated Johnny Miller on sixth extra hole for victory
Teamed with Rex Caldwell to win World Cup. 1981: First TOUR victory came in five-man playoff at Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. Parred third extra hole to defeat Bobby Clampett, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin and Barney Thompson. Amateur: 1978 U.S. Amateur Champion, beating PGA TOUR member Scott Hoch in the championship match
Three-time All-American at Ohio State (1977-79) and member of 1979 NCAA Championship team.