My Story

Growing up in Southern California, I spent most of my time outdoors enjoying the great weather. As a youngster I played most sports but quickly discovered that golf was my passion. I was fortunate to compete throughout San Diego County in the incredible junior golf programs. This ultimately led to my opportunity to compete in college. I played one year at Palomar Jr. College and won the California State Jr. College Championship, which helped me earn a full scholarship to San Jose State University. While there, I earned 2nd team All American honors alongside Mark O’Meara, Joey Sindelar and Payne Stewart.  After college I spent my time on mini tours until finally making the PGA Tour in 1983. Soon after, I met my wife, Cathy, and we began our grand journey together. In 1985, I won the first of two PGA Tour victories at the Anheuser Busch Golf Classic. The following year I captured my second PGA Tour title at the Hardee’s Golf Classic, now known as the John Deere Classic.  A few months later, our first daughter, Taylor, was born. Our son, Gunner (1989), was next and then our second daughter, Collier (1992). My family is by far the proudest accomplishment of my life. After 19 years, 2 victories, 8 runners up finishes, 47 top 10’s, and 500 career starts, you would think I was done. However, I joined my peers on the PGA Tour Champions in 2007 and won the very first event I entered, The SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina. I have won 4 other tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions, highlighted by my favorite, the 2013 Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. I am also very honored to have been inducted into five Halls of Fame including the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame and the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame.

 

my tournament wins

  • 2013 The Senior British Open Championship | Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England
  • 2013 Pacific Links Hawaii Championship | Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • 2011 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn | Rock Barn Golf and Spa, Conover, North Carolina
  • 2008 Cap Cana Championship | Punta Espada Golf Club, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
  • 2007 Sas Championship | Prestonwood CC, Cary, North Carolina
  • 1986 Hardee’s Golf Classic | Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Ill   -PGA Tour-
  • 1986 Colorado Open | Hiwan CC,  Evergreen, Colo
  • 1985 Anheuser Busch Golf Classic | Kings Mill Golf Club, Williamsburg, Va   -PGA Tour-
  • 1979 Pacific Northwest Amateur | Eugene CC,  Eugene, Ore
  • 1978 Seals and Crofts Invitational Amateur | Mission Viejo CC, Mission Viejo, Ca
  • 1977 Idaho State Amateur | Elkhorn Golf Club, Sun Valley, Id