Born in Bellville, South Africa, a suburb of Cape Town. Grew up playing all sports in season in South Africa, including rugby, cricket and track and field, before focusing solely on golf.
Starting competing at age 14 and played college golf at the University of Minnesota where he met his wife, Rose.
Self-taught guitarist since the age of 14. Loves playing music by the Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses.