Bio: His father introduced him to the game at age 5.
Was home schooled.
Three time All-American at Alabama.
Biggest thrill in golf was winning the 2009 Walker Cup.
Never travels without his iPod.
Keeps sunflower seeds and power bars in his bag for snacks.
Dream foursome would include Megan Fox, Carrie Underwood and Jack Nicklaus.
Favorite quote is "Winners never quit, and quitters never win." Supports the Wounded Warrior Project. His father, Bill, and grandfather are both veterans of the U.S. Navy.
His father retired in 2010 after 20 years of service. His mother is a reading coach at an elementary school. She educated her son at home so he could practice during the day.
(Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)
Naturally some prominent names in golf took to Twitter to express congratulations, pride and, well, other emotions Sunday after Europe's 16.5-11.5 victory in the 2014 Ryder Cup. Here's a smattering of the chattering.
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