My greatest memories of golf are of being a 4- year- old kid chasing my dad and brothers around a 9- hole public golf course. Hitting balls, as the sun is coming up, across that same course before going to school. The roots of my golf, family nucleus, competitiveness, and spirituality were all planted here.
I grew from a 4- year- old to a good junior player, to a successful high school player, to a Big Ten champion, to a first- team collegiate All-American, to a Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year, and to a PGA Tour winner all from these roots.
Through 24 years of PGA Tour membership and 51 years of my life, my journey has been filled with highest of highs and lowest of lows. I have learned and experiences a lot about golf, business, commitment, dedication, and value.