Big fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
Serious wine collector, owns about 2,000 bottles dating to 1957.
Co-owner, with Dudley Hart, of Lakeshore GC in Rochester, N.Y., a course he played regularly growing up.
Good friend of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal.
After disqualifying himself at 1996 Bay Hill Invitational, refused to take undue credit for act, quoting Bobby Jones: "It would be like congratulating someone for not robbing a bank."
Teamed with office supply retailer OfficeMax to create The Jeff Sluman & OfficeMax "Drive for Hope"—a charity fund that is poised to raise $450,000 to $750,000 for the City of Hope and other charities.
Started in the game at age 4 but didn't think about turning pro until after his senior year of college.
Favorite movies are "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Pulp Fiction," "Caddyshack," "Patton" and "Crash."
Followed the Pittsburgh Pirates as a kid and favorite player was Roberto Clemente.
Says his most memorable shot was his 5-iron on the 72nd hole at the 1987 PLAYERS Championship.
TV favorites include "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage," as well as college and pro football.
His first job was working at a bowling alley (Dewey Gardens) in Rochester.
His favorite meal is a Caesar salad, a dry-aged USDA prime ribeye with asparagus and a potato.
Made his first ace at age 14 at Ridgemont CC in Rochester. Hit a 7-iron but never saw it go in since it was a blind hole.
If he had one course to play the rest of his life it would be Pebble Beach.
Purchased a Porsche after his first big golf payday.
Says the one historical event he would have liked to have witnessed first hand was the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Old cars, stock market, Akitas, wine
PGA TOUR Victories (6)
1988 PGA Championship
1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic
1998 Greater Milwaukee Open
1999 Sony Open in Hawaii
2001 B.C. Open
2002 Greater Milwaukee Open
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (6)
2008 Bank of America Championship, Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2009 Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2013 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf
2014 Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops
International Victories (1)
2010 Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge
Additional Victories (4)
1999 CVS Charity Classic [with Stuart Appleby]
2003 CVS Charity Classic [with Rocco Mediate]
2003 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Hank Kuehne]
2004 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Hank Kuehne]
PGA TOUR Champions: 2007
Finished T3 at the Chubb Classic, his best effort in 10 starts at the event. Posted three consecutive rounds in the 60s
2010: Did not compete on the PGA TOUR for the first time since 1982
In early February, was chosen to be a captain's assistant for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. U.S. Captain Corey Pavin also named Davis Love III, Paul Goydos and Tom Lehman as assistants
Played in 24 Champions Tour events, with his best finish a second-place showing after losing in a playoff to Rod Spittle at the AT&T Championship. 2009: Made one cut in two starts on the PGA TOUR, a T18 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee
Enjoyed another solid year on the Champions Tour, posting 10 top-10s in 25 starts. Of those top-10s, he finished T2 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and successfully defended his Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, good for his third Champions Tour victory. 2008: Played in just two events on the PGA TOUR, the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Missed cut in both events
Won twice on the Champions Tour. First win came at the Bank of America Championship, and then claimed his second victory at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in late August. 2007: Played in 21 PGA TOUR events and made his first start in a Champions Tour event in mid-September
Named United States Presidents Cup Captain's Assistant on July 25, the third consecutive time he was named to assist Captain Jack Nicklaus. 2006: Cracked the $1-million mark for sixth straight season and eighth time in last nine years and has finished in the top 100 on the money list 22 consecutive seasons
Finished T6 at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, his first top-10 in a major since a T10 at the 1998 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. His T6 finish earned him a spot in the 2007 Masters. 2005: Best showing was a T3 at the Memorial Tournament, his best finish since a solo third at the 2003 Bank of America Colonial
Shot a career-tying 62 in the final round of the Buick Championship
Was disqualified after four holes during the third round at the Buick Classic for playing a nonconforming ball under Rule 5-1. He recognized his golf ball did not have the proper markings after he hit his tee shot on No. 1 and notified a TOUR Rules Official. 2003: Best finish was a third at the Bank of America Colonial. 2002: Third-round 63 at Greater Milwaukee Open left him two strokes ahead of Steve Lowery and, at 20-under-par 193, surpassed the GMO record of 19-under-par set by Loren Roberts in 2000. Sunday 68 gave him four-stroke victory, his fifth win in last six seasons. 2001: Earned fifth PGA TOUR title and first playoff victory at B.C. Open. Beat Paul Gow on second extra hole. Career playoff record had been 0-6. 1999: Won at Sony Open in Hawaii, where he posted a two-stroke victory. Birdied final two holes to seal the victory. 1998: Earned more than $1 million for the first time. Won the Greater Milwaukee Open by one-stroke victory over Steve Stricker. Won with best friend Rick Bruder, a non-golfer, serving as a caddie for the first time
Had eight second-place finishes between first and second victories (1988-1997)
Captured the Tucson Chrysler Classic after opening 75, when he stood nine strokes out of lead. Final-round 67 produced one-stroke victory over Steve Jones. 1992: Finished second at 1992 U.S. Open, where final-round 71 was one of only four sub-par rounds that day. Had earlier second-place finish in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. T4 at the Masters, where he became first player to ace fourth hole during opening-round 65 that produced tie for lead. 1998: Won first TOUR title at the PGA Championship at Oak Tree GC. Trailed Paul Azinger by three strokes through 54 holes, posted 6-under-par 65 to win by three. 1987: First close encounter with victory came at 1987 PLAYERS Championship. Lost a three-hole playoff to Sandy Lyle.