Wife, Kim; Scottie (7/14/92), Hannah (1/26/95), Emma (8/15/97), Heidi Ann (2/12/04)
Oklahoma State University (1986, Business)
Edmond; OK; United States
City Plays From
PGA TOUR: Past Champion
Has undergone a variety of surgeries in his career including an operation on his right elbow in the mid-90s and left wrist in 2011. Also developed foot problems, suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Served as a co-chair of The Next Level campaign at Oklahoma State designed to raise funds to improve the OSU football facilities.
Suffers from Type 1 diabetes, and wears a pager-sized insulin pump on the course.
Playing with his kids, quail hunting, Oklahoma State football
PGA TOUR Victories (5)
1985 Western Open
1988 Buick Open
2000 Reno-Tahoe Open
2001 Bell Canadian Open
2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship
International Victories (1)
1998 World Cup [indiv]
Additional Victories (1)
2006 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge [with Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson]
2005, 2007 Presidents Cup
1985 Walker Cup
1998, 2004 World Cup
2002, 2006 Ryder Cup
Q SCHOOL GRADUATE
PGA TOUR: 1987
PGA TOUR: 1986
PGA TOUR Champions: 2014
Was a T8 finisher at April's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge with teammate Davis Love III.
Made two of 13 PGA TOUR cuts playing out of the one-time Top 50 Career Money exemption category.
Easily turned in his best career effort on the Champions Tour when he played steady golf for four consecutive rounds in Indiana to finish T4 at the Senior PGA Championship in French Lick.
Snapped a streak of 18 consecutive years with at least one top-25 finish. His T54 at the Masters Tournament was his best performance.
In fourth event of the campaign, followed an opening round, 1-over 73, with back-to-back 65s en route to finishing T2 with Chris Kirk at the Shell Houston Open. He shared the 54-hole lead with eventual champion Phil Mickelson and played in the final twosome Sunday. Posted a final-round 68 to finish three behind Mickelson.
Entered the final round of The Heritage two strokes behind Luke Donald but struggled to a 2-over 73 to finish T9. It was his 19th career start at the event and his fourth top-10 finish: T3 in 2001, T5 in 2002 and T10 in 2005.
Finished T4 at the PGA Championship (at the Atlanta Athletic Club) for his best finish in 63 major mhampionship appearances. Previous-best finish in a major was T7, set on three occasions, including the 2001 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. His PGA finish marked his third top 10 of the season.
First top-10 finish was a T5 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship on the strength of a final-round 67. Made his 24th start at the Dallas tournament where just three players have made more starts (28 by Lanny Wadkins and Tom Watson; 27 by Ben Crenshaw).
T5 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, best finish in 21 starts in the event and just his second top-10 finish (T7 in 2007).
Bettered his finish in Fort Worth with a T2 at the Travelers Championship in June. Shot a final-round 6-under 64 to work his way into the playoff before losing on the second extra hole to Bubba Watson. Tied Watson with a birdie on the first extra hole, the par-4 18th, as Corey Pavin made par and was eliminated. Missed the green on the par-3 16th and made bogey as Watson two-putted for par and the win.
Earned more than $2 million for the sixth time in his 23-year PGA TOUR career.
Finished T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
His bogey-free, 8-under 62 in the final round of the Travelers Championship en route to a T9 was the low round on Sunday and just a stroke off his career-best 18-hole score of 61.
Kept that pace up two weeks later at the John Deere Classic. A second-round, 7-under 64 led to a second consecutive T9, his third top-10 of the year.
Posted a T8 at his next start, the RBC Canadian Open, for his fourth top-10 of the year.
Landed his fifth top-10 of the season with a T9 at The Barclays where he ranked T1 in Putts Per Round (26).
Earned second consecutive top-10 in the Playoffs with a T2 at Deutsche Bank Championship, one stroke behind winner Steve Stricker. Birdied the 18th hole on Sunday to tie Jason Dufner for first at 16-under. However, Stricker birdied the last two holes to finish at 17-under. One of three players (also Dufner and Padraig Harrington) to shoot four rounds in the 60s for the week. Ranked T1 in Greens In Regulation (56 of 72, 77.8 percent) and T2 in Fairways Hit (46 of 56, 82.2 percent) for the week.
Finished 22nd at the TOUR Championship. Has seven top-10 finishes in nine starts at the TOUR Championship.
Finished T3 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic on strength of opening rounds of 64-64.
Finished T2 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Entered final round one behind Chad Campbell, but finished with a 1-over-par 73 to place three behind Campbell.
In next start, second runner-up finish of the season and 11th of career came as part of a five-way tie, seven strokes behind winner J.B. Holmes at the FBR Open in Phoenix.
Tied with three others for the 36-hole lead at the Ford Championship at Doral, but finished T15 after rounds of 74-72 on the weekend.
Posted third top-10 in first six starts with a T10 at the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard.
Recorded his third top-five finish of the season with a T4 at the Buick Open thanks to four rounds in the 60s, his best finish at Warwick Hills G&CC since a runner-up in 1998.
Best finish over final seven starts was T36 at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Two strokes back after 36 and 54 holes at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, but recorded a closing one-over 71 to finish second. It was his fourth runner-up finish since winning the 2001 Bell Canadian Open, his last victory on TOUR.
Playing in first Presidents Cup, posted a 2-2-1 record for victorious U.S. squad.
Finished solo third at the TOUR Championship, posting four rounds in the 60s.
5-under-par 67 final round at the Ford Championship at Doral forced a playoff with Craig Parry. On the first playoff hole, Parry holed his second shot from the fairway on the par-4 18th for an eagle and the victory over Verplank.
Matched his career-best performance in a major with a T7 at The Open Championship. His other T7 came at the 2001 PGA Championship.
Recorded first runner-up finish on TOUR since losinga playoff to Robert Damron at the 2001 EDS Byron Nelson Classic by finishing T2 at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Playing in his first Ryder Cup, posted a record of 2-1-0.
Opened with an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at Verizon Byron Nelson Classic. Shared second- and third-round leads after rounds of 67-68. Closing 66 produced playoff with Robert Damron. Damron won playoff with birdie on fourth extra hole.
Following T7 at PGA Championship, selected by Curtis Strange as one of two Captain's Choices for Ryder Cup team. First Ryder Cup rookie to make team as Captain's Choice.
Three weeks later, earned his fourth PGA TOUR victory at Bell Canadian Open. Second-round 63, after opening 70, lifted him into contention. Third-round 66 put him one stroke ahead of Paul Gow and Dicky Pride. Closing 67 produced three-stroke victory over Bob Estes and Joey Sindelar.
Finished in the top 10 once during the year, with a solo eighth at the John Deere Classic his best showing.
Finished fifth at the TOUR Championship.
Earnings of $1,223,436 placed him 18th on money list, highest finish by Q-School grad since John Daly was 17th in 1991.
With Daly, represented the United States in World Cup and won the individual title, with a 9-under-par 279, one stroke better than England's Nick Faldo and Italy's Costantino Rocca.
Chosen by his peers as PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year.
Followed his performance in Georgia with a T5 the next week at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic outside Dallas.
First top-10 of the campaign came at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where he closed with a 3-under 69.
In September, finished T10 at the Quad City Classic.
Best finish was a T4 at the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. Strung together three rounds in the 60s over his final 54 holes.
Had additional surgery to increase blood flow in the joint of the elbow.
Just missed making it a multiple-victory season when he was T2 at the Canadian Open. Shot a final-round 70 at Glen Abbey GC to lose by a shot to Ken Green.
At the Nabisco Championship, opened 69-70 and ultimately finished T8 at Pebble Beach GL.
Attended the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament and finished T6 to secure his 1988 playing privileges.
Had one top-10 finish, a T6 at the Tallahassee Open.
Was the 1984 U.S. Amateur and 1986 NCAA Championship winner.
Four-time All-American at Oklahoma State.
Played on the U.S. Walker Cup team in 1985.
Also won the 1982 and 1984-85 Texas State Amateurs.
He earned four consecutiver LaJet Amateur Classics, beginning in 1982. Won the 1984 and 1985 Sunnehanna Amateur.