Prodigious child golfer who won three straight U.S. Kids Golf World Championships from 2011 to 2013. His victory at the 2012 World Championships was chronicled in the documentary The Short Game.
He began golfing at eighteen months old and moved from Moscow to Florida to attend the tennis academy of Nick Bollettieri.
In 2010, he became the center of a child neglect case after he fell from the second-floor balcony of his home while his mother was away.
His mother's name is Alla Kournikova.
His half-sister is world-famous tennis player Anna Kournikova.