HOMETOWN Andrews, Texas
FAMILY Older brother, Mike, was a Division II honorable mention All-America golfer at Abilene Christian in '90 and '91
Alltime money ($350,028.14) and victory (10) leader on the Hooters tour.
DESCRIBE THE HOOTERS TOUR
"There are 23 tournaments, and first place pays $20,000. It's for players like me who haven't finished high enough at Q school to make the PGA or Buy.com tours. We can't use carts, so we usually carry our own bags. The courses aren't real hard. There's no rough, and the greens are soft and slow. Because a lot of the places we play are in the Southeast, we drive everywhere. I've got 45,000 miles on my 1998 Chevy Tahoe. I guess it's a little like the PGA Tour in the '60s."
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE HOOTERS WAITRESSES?
"They're around for the pro-ams on Tuesday and Wednesday, and to pose with winner on Sunday. None of them have given me a victory kiss, which is disappointing. Otherwise, I don't see them. We get 25 percent off at Hooters restaurants, but I don't hang out there because the food isn't that good."
WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED IN COLLEGE?
"I got a degree in hotel and restaurant management at UNLV, and I found that you can always get a better rate for a hotel room than what is being asked if you keep working on the people at the front desk. I try to keep my expenses on the Hooters tour to less than $1,000 a week, so I never spend more than $55 a night for a room."
ON BEING THE GREATEST HOOTERS TOUR PLAYER OF ALL TIME
"I guess it's a good thing. My goal is to get to the PGA Tour and stay there. After four years on the Hooters, I'm ready to move on. Winning—actually closing out a tournament-is hard. I've been in contention a lot, and I've learned that I do better when I concentrate on winning instead of thinking about a high finish. I think that attitude will help me at Q school this fall."