Wife, Bonnie; David (4/17/86), Patrick (2/12/89), Robert (4/2/93)
Columbus; Georgia; United States
City Plays From
Worked on a Masters Tournament scoreboard on the third hole at Augusta National during his early teen years
Held a charity golf tournament for many years in conjunction with Coca-Cola to benefit those suffering from cystic fibrosis. Event was held at the Atlanta Athletic Club
Lists Augusta National GC, Harbour Town GL, Pebble Beach GL, Peachtree GC, Kingston Heath GC and Pine Valley GC as his favorite courses
Carries peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in his golf bag during rounds
First job was selling Christmas trees
Says if he weren't playing golf for a living he'd do something in Christian ministry or golf course design
His bucket list includes going to Israel and visiting Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon
Most memorable shot was pitching in to win the 1987 Masters
Says he'd most like to sit down with Bobby Jones to discuss life and golf
One course he has not played which he'd love to is Royal Melbourne GC
Favorite athlete in another sport is Peyton Manning
TV favorites include "Cash Cab," "Psych" and college football and basketball. Is also a fan of the NFL and Major League Baseball
Favorite team as a kid was the Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "Miracle" and "National Treasure."
His most memorable vacation was going to Australia
Son, Robert, claimed the 2014 Georgia State Amateur Championship and was also the medalist at the 2011 Class A Georgia High School Association Golf Championships, leading his school to the state title in that classification. He spent his freshman year at Furman before transferring to Columbus (Ga.) State University and is a member of the golf team there. He won Div. II All-American honors in 2013-14 and honorable mention in 2014-15
His college coach is Mark Immelman, older brother of former Masters champion, Trevor.
Spending time with family, fishing, piano, wakeboarding
PGA TOUR Victories (4)
1983 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic
1987 Masters Tournament
1993 Northern Telecom Open, Buick Open
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (1)
2010 Montreal Championship
PGA TOUR Champions (4)
1988 Casio World Open.
1989 Dunlop Phoenix.
1990 Dunlop Phoenix.
1993 Johnnie Walker World Championship.
Closed with a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday at the Chubb Classic to jump from T38 after two rounds to T10 at the finish
Competed in his 34th Masters Tournament, making the cut for the 20th time and finishing 52nd.
2009: Finished T30 at the Masters in his only start on TOUR, his best finish at the Masters since a T25 finish in 2000. On the Champions Tour, had 11 top-10 finishes, including second at the Senior PGA Championship. 2008: Made the cut in seven of 16 starts on the PGA TOUR with a best finish of T10 at the inaugural Puerto Rico Open. Played in four Champions Tour events, with his best showing being a T13 at the Administaff Small Business Classic. 2007: Posted his second top-10 in his last 83 starts, dating back to 2001, at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Closed with a 5-under-par 65 to finish T9. 2006: Made eight cuts in 18 TOUR starts. Finished T6 at the B.C. Open presented by the Turning Stone Resort and was the only player to record four rounds in the 60s at Atunyote Golf Club. It was his first top-10 on the PGA TOUR since a T2 at the 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic. 2005: Played in 18 TOUR events, with top-25s at the 2005 Sony Open in Hawaii (T20) and 2005 Buick Open (T18). 2002: Got a late start to the season after suffering a cracked scapula in his shoulder, broken rib and a minor concussion in December 2001 when a horse he was riding on his parents' farm stepped into a hole and threw him. Completed the hat trick during the second round of the Buick Classic with a hole-in-one on No. 16 by using a 3-iron from 223 yards. Earlier in the day, Steve Allan and Angel Cabrera had posted aces on hole No. 6. The feat earned him the Buick of his choice courtesy of the tournament's sponsor. It was the first time in 2002 that three aces had been recorded during the same round. Carded his second hole-in-one of the season on the par-3 11th hole with a 4-iron from 190 yards during the second round of the Greater Milwaukee Open. Was limited to 10 events due to injury, and did not finish in the top 125 for the first time in 21 seasons on TOUR. Granted Major Medical Extension for 2003 due to lower back injury suffered at the Greater Milwaukee Open. Did not play the remainder of the 2002 season. Had 19 available TOUR events to equal or exceed 125th place on the 2002 Official Money List ($515,445). 2001: Placed among the top 125 on the PGA TOUR money list for the 20th consecutive season. Finished 115th in earnings, the lowest since his rookie year in 1992 when he was 125th
Earned more than half of his $440,179 in one event with a T2 in the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic. Stood 199th on the money list and the $290,400 paycheck vaulted him to 111th. A closing 65 came on his 43rd birthday and earned first top-10 since 2000 MCI Classic. 2000: Made 15 cuts in 21 tournaments entered
Posted a season-low 63 in the second round of the Sony Open. His 72-69 on the weekend resulted in T14 in Hawaii, first start of the season
Rounds of 73-67-65-70 produced MCI Classic T3, best finish since playoff loss to Olin Browne at 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open
Finished T11 at the Buick Open after rounds of 70-66-72-67
One of the most accurate players off the tee on the PGA TOUR. Finished fifth in driving accuracy (78.0 percent), the ninth time since 1990 that he finished the year ranked in the top-10. 1999: Another solid season, a year in which he earned $386,554, giving him 11 consecutive years in which he had made more than $200,000. 1998: Held four-stroke lead with four holes to play at Canon Greater Hartford Open, but fell into three-man playoff with Stewart Cink and Olin Browne. Browne won playoff with 30-foot birdie chip on first extra hole. 1997: After finishing 99th on money list, his worst finish since rookie season of 1980, dedicated himself during off-season to work with instructor Chuck Cook on revamping his game. Dedication obviously served purpose, evidenced by move up money list to 62nd place the following year. 1993: Enjoyed first two-victory season, his first wins since Masters triumph
Trailed Dudley Hart and Phil Mickelson by three strokes through 54 holes of Northern Telecom Open before closing 67 defeated Jeff Maggert by two
Came from four strokes off Fuzzy Zoeller's third-round lead to win Buick Open. 1987: One memory that will forever stay in many minds is his 140-foot chip-in to win the Masters. Birdied the final hole at Augusta National to force playoff with Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros. After Ballesteros was eliminated on first extra hole, used sand wedge from the right of the second hole, the par-4 11th, to chip in for birdie and defeat Norman. 1983: First TOUR victory came at Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic, where 25-foot birdie putt on final hole defeated Fuzzy Zoeller, Sammy Rachels and Chip Beck. 2000: Finished T3 at the 2000 MCI Classic, best finish since playoff loss to Olin Browne at 1998 Canon Greatford Hartford Open. 1999: Earned $386,554, giving him 11 consecutive years in which he had made more than $200,000.