From the Springfield NewsLeader - April 16, 2009
Day job: Country music entertainer
Favorite course: Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla.
Ball of choice: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha
Irons: Ping Eye 2
When did you start playing: 1962
Best round ever: 1-under par
Best part of game: Driving the ball
Worst part of game: Chipping
I'm disappointed if I ... : Shank a shot.
My pet peeve in golf is ... : Courses taking the roll out of the game.
Hole(s) in one: Four
- Riverside Par-3 Course in Nashville, Tenn. I was playing with Porter Wagoner at night on a lighted par-3 course. I hit an 8-iron and topped it. The ball rolled all the way to the green and in the hole.
- Pointe Royale No. 2 hole during the Children's Miracle Network Tournament. I hit a 5-wood and won a Rolex watch.
- Pointe Royale No. 12; I hit a 6-iron.
- No. 17 at Thousand Hills Golf Course with a 3-wood.
If I could play one course in the world that I haven't, it would be: Augusta.
Dream foursome: Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Fuzzy Zoeller and me.
Remaining goals in golf: To play as long as I live.