Appreciated for his coolness under pressure while whistling his way down the fairway, he makes it a point to interact with members of the gallery whenever he can. Because of his unique and fan friendly approach, he has a worldwide legion of fans knows as "Fuzzy Fans."
His professional career has produced ten PGA TOUR victories, including the 1979 Masters and the 1984 U.S. Open. His Masters victory still remains the only victory posted by a Masters rookie, and at the 1984 U.S. Open he jokingly waved his white towel in mock surrender to Greg Norman on the final hole on Sunday after Norman sank a monster putt for par to tie him after 72 holes.
Fuzzy went on to win the next day in an 18 hole playoff in record fashion.
He won the 1985 and 1986 Skins Game and in the process helped elevate the event to one of the most popular made-for-TV competitions in golf.
Since joining The Champions Tour he has notched another major, the 2002 Senior PGA Championship. He also won The 2002 Senior Slam Championship, The 2003 Tylenol Shoot Out Championship, The 2004 MasterCard Championship and The 2007 Senior Skins Game with playing partner Peter Jacobsen.