As a junior golfer, worked with legendary golf instructor Jim Flick for six years until Flick passed away in 2012.
Garnered widespread attention at the 2012 U.S. Open when, as a 17-year-old, he briefly held the lead during the second round (finished T29).
Huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
Had to delay the start of his professional career after suffering a shoulder injury in June 2016 while representing Texas in the semifinals of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships. Was unable to play in the finals where Oregon won, 3 and 2.