Wife, Cathi; Conor Logan and Samuel Jacob (1/19/96), Alexis Marie (3/17/00), Kobe Thomas (5/14/02)
University of Nevada (1985, Civil Engineering)
Scottsdale; Arizona; United States
City Plays From
Says of days on foreign tours, "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I learned so much, not only about golf, but about myself. I'd be telling stories about Asia until the day I die."
Known for wearing his patented bucket golf hat
Active in promoting adoption through the Fore Adoption Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation
Underwent right-elbow surgery midway throught the 2005 season and experienced complications from that surgery during the summer of 2006
Son, Sam, was a talented junior golfer. He was the winner of the 2012 Ping Junior Match Play Championship and is now a member of the Northwestern University golf program. He qualified for the 2016 U.S. Amateur.
PGA TOUR Victories (3)
2000 Nissan Open
2003 Reno-Tahoe Open
2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (5)
2012 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2013 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2014 ACE Group Classic, SAS Championship
2016 American Family Insurance Championship
Web.com Tour Victories (1)
2011 News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot
PGA TOUR Champions (5)
1988 Sierra Nevada Open, Alberta Open, Fort McMurray Open.
1991 California State Open.
1996 Merrill Lynch Pebble Beach Invitational.
Was third in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, an event shortened to 36 holes due to gusty winds in the final round. His effort included a second round 8-under-par 64
Solid weekend play at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic led to a T7 finish which included a final-round 8-under-par 65.
2012: Joined the Champions Tour in April, at the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am (T8), and ended up 19th on the official money list
Recorded five top-10s in his 18 starts
Captured his first Champions Tour victory in his eighth start, coming from four strokes back on the final day to win the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Matched the lowest final-round score by a winner in the event, shooting 66 to defeat Mark McNulty by two strokes. Victory made him the sixth player to win events on the PGA TOUR, Web.com Tour and Champions Tour and the first since Olin Browne joined that group in 2011
Prior to winning in early July, recorded a T2 at The Principal Charity Classic at month earlier. Set a new tournament and course record when he fired a closing-round, 9-under-par 62 at Glen Oaks CC in June
Late in the year, endured a difficult week at the AT&T Championship in San Antonio but still finished T5 despite the death of his regular caddie, Scott Steele (heart attack), the week prior, just days after the completion of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. With a heavy heart, shot 69-69 on the weekend on the AT&T Canyons layout
Also was T6 at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship when he posted rounds of 65-66 on the weekend near Pittsbugh. His weekend card included nine birdies and an eagle on the par-70 layout
Finished T14 at the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship in September but fired consecutive rounds of 65 on the weekend. His final 36-hole total of 14-under-par 130 was the best final 36-hole effort in relation to par in 2012
Made only three PGA TOUR starts, his fewest since joining the TOUR in 1990, and only made cut resulted in a T73 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico
Lone start Web.com Tour was a T4 at the Pacific Rubiales Columbia Championship, when he was just one stroke off the 54-hole lead. 2011: Split his season between the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. Made eight starts on TOUR, highlighted by a pair of top-25 finishes. On the Web.com Tour, claimed his first win in one of 10 starts in 2011
In August, won the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., by two shots to become the Web.com Tour's oldest winner at age 49 years, 4 months, 29 days. It was his 12th Web.com Tour start and fifth of the season. Moved from 119th to 33rd on the money list. Held a one-shot lead after three rounds, then fired a final-round 68
Qualified for a return appearance in the U.S. Open when he was the medalist at the Rockville, Md., qualifier at Woodmont CC. Shot rounds of 69-64. Last played in the U.S. Open in 2007 and last made cut came in 2004 (T20)
A T18 at the Viking Classic was his top PGA TOUR performance. 2010: Claimed four top-25 finishes in 11 starts on PGA TOUR, playing out of the Past Champion category. 2009: Made nine of 20 PGA TOUR cuts, with his best finishes being a pair of T27s. Failed to make the necessary $819,958 needed to continue playing on a Major Medical Extension. As a result, played out of the past champion category in 2010. 2008: Played in just nine events on the PGA TOUR, making four cuts. Didn't play until July because of an injury. 2007: Made the cut in 12 of 25 events and recorded three top-25 finishes. Finished outside the top 125 on the money list (No. 177) for the second time in his 18-year PGA TOUR career. 2006: Lone top-10 of the season was his third career win at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. Finished 111th on the money list. Did not play after August, due to complications with his surgically-repaired right elbow. Picked up his third career win at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, closing with rounds of 64-63. Final 36-hole total of 127 was one off tournament record set by Johnny Palmer in 1948. Final-round 9-under 63 brought him from six strokes behind to defeat Jerry Kelly by one. Opened round with five straight birdies and closed with four birdies over last five holes. The 63 was the lowest final round posted by a winner in Tucson since Johnny Miller won with a final-round 61 in 1975 and the comeback matched the tournament record set by Gene Littler in 1959. Win came two and one-half years since his last victory at the 2003 Reno-Tahoe Open, where he also fired a final-round 9-under 63 to win on the final day. 2005: Limited to 18 events due to elbow injury. Underwent right elbow surgery on damaged tendons on July 21 and didn't return until October at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Finished out of the top 125 for the first time since joining the TOUR in 1990. Received a Minor Medical Extension. In fifth start of 2005, upset No. 2 seed Mike Weir in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, 1-up, en route to T9 finish, his only top-10 of season. 2004: Made 19 cuts in 24 starts and collected six top-10s. Best finish was a T6 at Masters, tying a career-best in six starts at Augusta. Sunday's even-par 72 included an ace on the par-3 16th hole. 2003: Recorded first top-10 since the 2001 Michelob Championship with a T2 at the Bay Hill Invitational
After withdrawing from the PGA Championship the week before, earned second career TOUR victory at the Reno-Tahoe Open. University of Nevada-Reno graduate tied the 72-hole tournament record of 17-under-par 271, thanks to a final-round 63. 2002: First top-10 of the season was T6 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Shared second-round lead at Greater Milwaukee Open, finished T8
Earned third top-five finish in previous four years at the John Deere Classic with his third-place finish (T3 in 1999 and second in 2000). 2001: Finished in the top-10 in three of the four majors. Did not play in The Open Championship
Best finish in a major prior to that season included T13 at the PGA Championship in 1995 and 1997
Began the defense of Nissan Open title with first-round 66, good for four-way share of lead. Skied to an 81 in second round and missed cut. First player to lead after the first round and miss cut since Rod Pampling at 1999 Open Championship
First top-10 of season came at Masters Tournament, a T6
Recorded a T7 in season's second major, U.S. Open at Southern Hills
Playing in his 10th PGA Championship, placed T10
Four rounds in the 60s produced Michelob Championship runner-up finish. 2000: Earned first victory in 266th TOUR start, a one-stroke win over Jesper Parnevik at the Nissan Open
Almost won again at John Deere Classic, where he lost on fourth playoff hole to Michael Clark II. Shot a third-round 62 at TPC Deere Run, tying course record set day before by David Frost
Qualified for the U.S. Presidents Cup team and was 3-0-1 in his first appearance. 1999: Recorded his fifth and sixth third-place finishes, at Touchstone Energy Tucson Open and John Deere Classic. 1998: Posted four top-10s and 10 top-25s in 25 appearances. Top-10s came at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (T10), the Deposit Guaranty Classic (T7), the FedEx St. Jude Classic (T7) and the Las Vegas Invitational (T8). 1997: Played in 26 events, finishing in the top 10 four times, including a solo third. Three of the top-10s came in consecutive starts, at THE PLAYERS Championship (T10), the Freeport-McDermott Classic (T4) and the Greater Greensboro Classic (3)
Also finished solo sixth at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 1996: Closed with a 68, one stroke shy of Willie Wood at the Deposit Guaranty Classic, for his fifth career runner-up finish
Won Merrill Lynch Pebble Beach Invitational by three strokes over David Ogrin. 1995: First of two runner-up finishes came at the Buick Invitational of California, where he placed four strokes behind Peter Jacobsen. He then finished two strokes behind Greg Norman, turning in another T2, this time at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Also T3 at B.C. Open. 1994: Was part of four-way T2 at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, one stroke behind Johnny Miller. 1992: Posted first second-place finish at Shell Houston Open. 1990: Rookie on the PGA TOUR after earning playing status through the 1989 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. 1988: Winner of Alberta Open, Sierra Nevada Open and Fort McMurray Open
Played Australian, Asian and Canadian Tours from 1987-89.