Winner of 10 PGA Tours and the 1983 PGA Championship. He was named PGA Player of the Year in 1983 and Comeback Player of the Year in 1994.
He was named Golf Magazine's College Player of the Year in 1980, and soon after, he became a rising star in the PGA.
He helped raise money to aid the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana.
He grew up around Shreveport, Louisiana.
He shared the 2006 Charlie Bennett Award, given to honor philanthropic contributions, with fellow Louisianans, Kelly Gibson and David Toms.