His friends call him "Sunshine," an ironic nod to his self-deprecating, sad sack persona. You have to look closely to see the twinkle in his eye as he delivers deadpan one-liners like these exchanges with NBC Sports' Bob Costas at the 2008 Players Championship:
Bob Costas: "Ever had a 54-hole lead before?"
Paul Goydos: "No, but I've only been on Tour for 16 years."
Costas: "What were you thinking on the tee on the island hole?"
Costas: "How'd you sleep last night?"
Goydos: "On my back."