Was born in South Texas but grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, where he lived until age 14. Parents are both natives of Mexico and he has dual citizenship in Mexico and the United States.
Attended Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas, where he was All-Valley four years and a three-time MVP.
Attended Odessa Junior College before transferring and graduating from the University of Oklahoma.
Got hooked on golf as the first sport he played.
Early golf memories include beating his dad for the first time and meeting Jack Nicklaus.
If not a professional golfer, he would pursue race-car driving.
Would like to change places with Sebastian Vettel for a day because "to drive an F1 car is way too much fun."
Enjoys collecting putters.
Bucket list includes jumping out of an airplane and flying a fighter jet.
Favorite quote is from Zig Ziglar, who said, "You are the only person on earth who can use your ability."