Wife, Cathy; Taylor (9/9/86), Gunner (1/1/89), Collier (4/17/92)
San Jose State University
Denver; Colorado; United States
City Plays From
Conducts a charity golf tournament annually for the benefit of Adam's Camp, a Colorado-based non-profit organization created to provide a variety of intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families. It also provides recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities
Favorite golf courses are Pebble Beach and Cypress Point
An avid skier, he and family regularly take to the slopes
Has one superstition—-the number 33
Says if he weren't a professional golfer he would like to be a fishing guide
Best golf tip he ever received was to "just be patient."
Biggest thrill outside of golf are his children. His oldest son, Gunner, received an exemption to play in the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines; missed cut). Gunner qualified for the event when he won an extra-hole playoff qualifer against his University of San Diego golf coach, Tim Mickelson. His son turned professional in 2011.
PGA TOUR Victories (2)
1985 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic
1986 Hardee's Golf Classic
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (5)
2007 SAS Championship
2008 The Cap Cana Championship
2011 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn
2013 The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex, Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship
PGA TOUR Champions (1)
1989 Colorado Open.
2004: Made 11 starts on the Nationwide Tour and six appearances with two made cuts on the PGA TOUR
Best effort was a T29 at the 2004 B.C. Open, his first made cut since finishing T10 at the 2001 Advil Western Open. 2003: Played primarily on the Nationwide Tour, making 18 starts
Best effort was T10 at the Permian Basin Classic. Had only two appearances on the PGA TOUR. 2002: Granted Special Medical Extension for first five events of the 2002 season. To keep Top-125 exemption status, had to earn $97,560 in those five events but missed cut in all five. Missed six other cuts as well as he tried to overcome elbow problems. 2001: Limited to 24 events due to elbow problems. Underwent elbow surgery on Oct. 24
Earned $308,792 to rank 143rd on money list
Two top-10s highlighted season - T5 at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open and T10 at the Advil Western Open. Finish in Chicago earned a spot in The Open Championship, which he played despite a sore back
Final nine tournaments included six missed cuts and three withdrawals in an attempt to play through injuries
Special Medical Extension granted for first five events of the 2002 season. To keep Top-125 exemption status, had to earn $97,560 in those five events but missed cut in all five. 2000: Enjoyed best earning season of 16 years on TOUR with $511,414
Recorded runner-up finish at the Westin Texas Open and four top-25s. Solo second was worth $280,800, a career payday. Shared first-round lead at LaCantera Golf Club after opening with 64. First top-10 since T10 at 1999 Greater Milwaukee Open. 1997: Narrowly missed third career PGA TOUR victory at the Kemper Open. Opened with rounds of 69-67 and shared 36-hole lead with D.A. Weibring. After firing a Saturday 66, held three-stroke advantage over Mike Springer. Closing 73, including bogeys on final two holes, dropped him one stroke behind Justin Leonard. 1996: Tied for second at Nissan Open. 1995: Played under special medical extension
Tied for third at Sprint International and for ninth at LaCantera Texas Open on way to 112th-place finish on that year's money list. 1994: Missed most of season following March skiing accident. 1993: At the Buick Classic, closed 67-66 to pull even with Vijay Singh. Singh birdied third extra hole for victory. 1991: Slowed by shoulder trouble that lingered into 1992. 1989: Winner of Colorado Open. 1988: Lost in extra holes to Tom Sieckmann at Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. 1986: Shot 69-65-66-68-268 to win Hardee's Golf Classic by one stroke over Curt Byrum. Finished with career-best rank on money list (25th) with $260,180. 1985: First PGA TOUR victory came at 1985 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. Third-round 65 moved him to within one stroke of leader Danny Edwards. Shot 70 in final round to force playoff with John Mahaffey. Birdied first extra hole for title.