Before he left for the tournament that day, his wife, Vicki, told him she did not care how he played as long as he brought home that truck.
After making the unlikely shot, he pulled out his cellphone and told her to get the garage ready for the new vehicle.
Then he had to convince her he was not joking.
As it turned out, there was no need to clean the garage.
"It's so big it won't fit in the garage," he said. "It's a Tundra crew cab. It holds six people easy. It's big."
Before winning the tournament, he and his wife had discussed trading their 2006 Toyota Camry for a truck. He said they had decided not to trade since they also own a van.
His phone has been ringing off the hook with callers congratulating him on his totally unexpected win.
"It was luck," he said. "The odds are astronomical."
Some have asked why he isn't on the golf course practicing.
"I don't need to now," he said.
The Toyota/Special Olympics Golf Tournament is a private fundraiser wholly underwritten by Toyota. Since its inception 15 years ago, the tournament has raised more than $739,000 to benefit Special Olympics West Virginia.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.