How old were you when you first started playing your sport?
I started playing golf when I was about 15 years old. I gave up baseball to play golf.
Who is your favorite UCLA player?
(Former UCLA golf All-American) Mickey Yokoi
What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Winning the 2002 Northern California Amateur at Pebble Beach.
What's the toughest course you ever played?
Whitney Oaks (Rocklin, CA)
Who was the best player you played against?
Jeff Wilson (Low Amateur at the 2000 U.S. Open)
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
During tournaments, I play only Titleist 3 golf balls.
What is your favorite sport other than your own?
Baseball. The San Francisco Giants are my favorite team.
Who would you like to face 1 on 1?
Peter Lonard (professional golfer from Australia)
If you could give advice to a young kid playing your sport, what would it be?
Practice, practice and more practice
What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
"The Big Lebowski"
If you could be a character on any TV show, who would you be?
The Helmet Cam guy who wears the camera on his helmet.
What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
My favorite show was "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
What celebrities do you admire most?
What is in your CD player right now?
Stone Temple Pilots
What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to go see?
What is your favorite place on campus?
What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Who do you most admire in life and why?
I admire my father, because of his advice and honesty.
If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be?
Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones—they'd teach me about golf.
If you had one last meal, what would it be?
If you could know the answer to one question, what would it be?
How do you birdie every hole?
Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
Haley Jorgensborg (friend)
What is your nickname?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
What is your favorite midnight snack?
What would you never be caught dead wearing?
A cowboy hat
Do you have any phobias?
I hate spiders.
What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
A $30 gift certificate to In-N-Out Burger
What was your favorite toy as a child?
Any kind of ball, it didn't matter what kind.
What is your pet peeve?
People who walk really slowly across the street when cars are waiting
What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Sleep and watch TV.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Winning the state baseball championship game for my Babe Ruth All-Star team. I pitched seven innings, gave up one hit and got the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 11th inning.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas because of the family atmosphere