Was born in Austria and lived in Vienna until age 14 when his family moved to Valdosta, Georgia. Played for the Austrian National Team. First Austrian-born player to earn a PGA TOUR card.
Personal motto is "Sprechen ist Silbern, Stille ist Golden (Speech is silver, silence is golden)".
Huge University of Georgia football fan and Atlanta Braves fan.
Has a twin brother, Sam, who also played on the University of Georgia golf team.