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Lee Trevino

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Biographical Info

Born in Dallas, Lee Trevino first got introduced to golf when his uncle gave him an old golf club and golf balls. Trevino would sneak into nearby country clubs as a child and hit balls. As a teenager, Trevino worked as a caddy and was able to further hone his golf game on 3 holes designated for caddies. After serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, Trevino became a golf professional in El Paso, Texas. Trevino’s professional career began when he qualified for the 1966 U.S. Open, where he would finish tied for 54th. Trevino would qualify for the U.S. Open again in 1967, where’d he finish 5th. Trevino’s 5th place finish earned him an exempt card for the remainder of the PGA season. The following year, Trevino would win the 1968 U.S. Open at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Throughout Trevino’s career, he would win 29 PGA Tour events, including the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship 2 times each. Trevino also has 29 victories on the Champions Tour, which is 2nd all time.

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