Father first put a club in his hands when he was seven years old. Turned professional in 1983 but did not win on the US Tour until 1990, when the Honda Classic became the first of his six victories. Holds the record for the lowest four-round performance by any player on the US Tour when he won the Hawaiian Open in 1998 with a 28 under par total of 260 (63-65-66-66). Sister, Julie, caddied for him. Shared first round lead in Open Championship at Royal Birkdale that season with a 65. Eventually finished tied tenth. Suffered severe inflammation of the left shoulder joint in 1997 and sleeps on a magnetic mattress cover and wears magnets in soles of shoes for relief. Finished third in the inaugural World Golf Championships event, the Andersen Consulting Match Play, beating Steve Pate after losing to Andrew Magee in the semi-finals.