Attended Ohio State University starring on the varsity golf team for three years. He was three-time Big Ten Champion; three time all-American and All-Big Ten, won the 1978 & ‘79 Ohio Amateur and captured the ’78 U.S. Amateur crown. He was a member of the Buckeye’s 1979 NCAA Championship team. Prior to going to OSU he won the 1975 California State Amateur title and was the ’76 California High School champion. He joined the professional golf tour in 1980 and has won eleven tournaments around the world. He was on the 1993 Ryder Cup team which won its match with Britain. Cook has career earnings of more than $11 million. He was born in Toledo, Ohio and spent his early years living in Akron, before moving out west.