Lee Trevino

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Lee Trevino
— Golfer —
Lee Trevino.jpg
Trevino in April 2010
Personal information
Full nameLee Buck Trevino
NicknameThe Merry Mex, Supermex
Born(1939-12-01) December 1, 1939 (age 74)
Dallas, Texas
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas
SpouseClaudia Fenley (divorced)
Claudia Bove (m. 1983-present)
ChildrenRichard, Lesley Ann, Tony Lee, Troy, Olivia Leigh, Daniel Lee
Career
Turned professional1960
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins89
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour29 (tied 19th all time)
European Tour2
Japan Golf Tour1
Champions Tour29 (2nd all time)
Other18 (regular)
10 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 6)
Masters TournamentT10: 1975, 1985
U.S. OpenWon: 1968, 1971
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1971, 1972
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1974, 1984
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1981 (member page)
PGA Player of the Year1971
Vardon Trophy1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980
Byron Nelson Award1980
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1970
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1992, 1994
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1992
Rookie of the Year
(Champions Tour)
1990
Byron Nelson Award
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1991, 1992
Sports Illustrated
Sportsman of the Year
1971
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year
1971
 
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Lee Trevino
— Golfer —
Lee Trevino.jpg
Trevino in April 2010
Personal information
Full nameLee Buck Trevino
NicknameThe Merry Mex, Supermex
Born(1939-12-01) December 1, 1939 (age 74)
Dallas, Texas
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas
SpouseClaudia Fenley (divorced)
Claudia Bove (m. 1983-present)
ChildrenRichard, Lesley Ann, Tony Lee, Troy, Olivia Leigh, Daniel Lee
Career
Turned professional1960
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins89
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour29 (tied 19th all time)
European Tour2
Japan Golf Tour1
Champions Tour29 (2nd all time)
Other18 (regular)
10 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 6)
Masters TournamentT10: 1975, 1985
U.S. OpenWon: 1968, 1971
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1971, 1972
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1974, 1984
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1981 (member page)
PGA Player of the Year1971
Vardon Trophy1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980
Byron Nelson Award1980
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1970
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1992, 1994
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1992
Rookie of the Year
(Champions Tour)
1990
Byron Nelson Award
(Champions Tour)
1990, 1991, 1992
Sports Illustrated
Sportsman of the Year
1971
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year
1971

Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer who won six major championships over the course of his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. The only major that eluded him was the Masters. He is an icon for Mexican Americans, and is often referred to as "The Merry Mex" and "Supermex".[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, into a family of Mexican ancestry, Trevino was raised by his mother, Juanita Trevino, and his grandfather, Joe Trevino, a gravedigger. Trevino never knew his father, Joseph Trevino, who left when his son was small. Trevino's childhood consisted of attending school occasionally and working to earn money for the family. At age 5, he started working in the cotton fields.[2]

Trevino was introduced to golf when his uncle gave him a few golf balls and an old golf club. He then spent his free time sneaking into nearby country clubs to practice, and began as a caddy at the Dallas Athletic Club, near his home. He soon began caddying full-time. Trevino had to leave school at 14 to go to work. He earned $30 a week as a caddy and a shoeshiner.[citation needed] He was also able to practice golf, since the caddies had three short holes behind their shack. After work, he would hit at least 300 balls.

When he turned 17 in December 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served four years as a machine gunner and was discharged in December 1960 as a Corporal with the 3rd Marine Division. Part of his time was spent playing golf with Marine Corps officers. Trevino claims being a golf partner helped earn him promotion to lance corporal. He played successfully in Armed Forces golf events in Asia, where one rival was Orville Moody, who would follow Trevino to the PGA Tour in the late 1960s.

Professional career[edit]

After his discharge, Trevino became a club professional in El Paso, Texas, and made extra money by gambling for stakes in head-to-head matches. He qualified for the U.S. Open in 1966, made the cut, and tied for 54th, earning $600. He qualified again in 1967 and shot 283 (+3), eight shots behind champion Jack Nicklaus, and only four behind runner-up Arnold Palmer. Trevino earned $6,000 for finishing fifth, which earned him Tour privileges for the rest of the 1967 season. He won $26,472 as a rookie, 45th on the PGA Tour money list, and was named Rookie of the Year by Golf Digest. The fifth place finish at the U.S. Open also earned him an exemption into the following year's event.

In 1968, his second year on the circuit, Trevino won the U.S. Open at Oak Hill Country Club, in Rochester, New York, four strokes ahead of runner-up Nicklaus, the defending champion. During his career, Trevino won 29 times on the PGA Tour, including six majors. He was at his best in the early 1970s, when he was Jack Nicklaus's chief rival. He won the money list title in 1970, and had six wins in 1971 and four wins in 1972.

Trevino had a remarkable spell during a span of 20 days in the summer of 1971. He defeated Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1971 U.S. Open. Two weeks later, he won the Canadian Open (the first of three), and the following week won The Open Championship (British Open), becoming the first player to win those three titles in the same year. Trevino was awarded the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of 1971. He also won Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year"[3] and was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year.

In 1972 at Muirfield in Scotland, Trevino became the first player to successfully defend The Open Championship since Arnold Palmer in 1962. In a remarkable third round at Muirfield, Trevino had five consecutive birdies from the 14th through the 18th, holing a bunker shot on the 16th and sinking a 30–foot chip on the 18th for a round of 66. In the final round, Trevino was tied for the lead on the 17th tee with Tony Jacklin. Trevino chipped in from rough on the back of the green for a par on the 17th. A shaken Jacklin three-putted the same hole from 15 feet for a bogey. Trevino parred the 18th hole for a final round of 71, winning him the Open by a stroke over Nicklaus, with Jacklin finishing third. Trevino holed out four times from off the greens during the tournament. Nicklaus had won the first two majors of the year and fell just short in the third leg of the grand slam.[4] After holing his chip shot on the 17th in the final round, Trevino said: "I'm the greatest chipper in the world."[5]

In the PGA Championship in 1974, Trevino won the fifth of his six major championships. He won the title by a stroke, again over Nicklaus, the fourth and final time he was a runner-up in a major to Trevino.

At the Western Open near Chicago in 1975, Trevino was struck by lightning and suffered injuries to his spine. He underwent surgery to remove a damaged spinal disk, but back problems continued to hamper his play. Nevertheless, he was ranked second in McCormack's World Golf Rankings in 1980 behind Tom Watson. Trevino had 3 PGA Tour wins in 1980 and finished runner-up to Tom Watson in the 1980 Open Championship. At the age of 44, Trevino won his sixth and final major at the PGA Championship in 1984, with a 15-under-par score of 273, becoming the first player to shoot all four rounds under 70 in the PGA Championship.[6] He was the runner-up the following year in 1985, attempting to become the first repeat champion since Denny Shute in 1937.

In the early 1980s, Trevino was second on the PGA Tour's career money list, behind only Nicklaus.[7] From 1968 to 1981 inclusive, Trevino won at least one PGA Tour event a year, a streak of 14 seasons. In addition to his PGA Tour victories, Trevino won more than 20 international and unofficial professional tournaments. He was one of the charismatic stars who was instrumental in making the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) an early success. He claimed 29 senior wins, including four senior majors. He topped the seniors' money list in 1990 and 1992.

From 1983 to 1989 Trevino worked as a color analyst for PGA Tour coverage on NBC television.

Boycotts of the Masters tournament[edit]

In the 1989 Masters, at the age of 49, Trevino shot an opening five-under-par round of 67 to become the oldest man ever to lead the field after a round in the tournament. It came despite Trevino's words 20 years earlier, when he said after the 1969 Masters: "Dont talk to me about the Masters. I'm never going to play there again. They can invite me all they want, but I'm not going back. It's just not my type of course."[8] Trevino said that he felt uncomfortable with the atmosphere at the Augusta National club and that he disliked the course because his style of play, where he liked to fade shots left to right, was not suited to the course.[9]

Trevino boycotted the Masters in 1970, 1971 and again in 1974. In 1972, after boycotting the previous two Masters tournaments, he stored his shoes and other items in the trunk of his car, rather than use the locker room facilities in the clubhouse. Trevino complained that had he not qualified as a player, the club would not have let him onto the grounds except through the kitchen. But he later described his boycotts of the Masters as "the greatest mistake I've made in my career" and called Augusta National "the eighth wonder of the world."[10]

After his opening round of 67 in the 1989 Masters, Trevino finished the tournament tied for 18th place. His best finish at the Masters was a tie for 10th place twice: in 1975 and in 1985.

Playing style[edit]

His self–taught style, distinguished by an out-to-in swing designed to fade the ball (which he devised to combat a chronic hook), led to many exciting shots and skins game victories. He used an open stance and a strong grip, was never a long hitter, but was renowned for his accuracy under pressure, as well as a very creative short game. Trevino never had an instructor or coach, stating he never met one he couldn't beat on the golf course.

Distinctions and honors[edit]

Humor[edit]

Throughout his career, Trevino was seen as approachable and humorous, and was frequently quoted by the press. Late in his career, he remarked, "I played the tour in 1967 and told jokes and nobody laughed. Then I won the Open the next year, told the same jokes, and everybody laughed like hell."[12]

At the beginning of Trevino's 1971 U.S. Open playoff against Jack Nicklaus, he threw a rubber snake that his daughter had put in his bag as a joke, at Nicklaus, who later admitted that he asked Trevino to throw it to him so he could see it. Trevino grabbed the rubbery object and playfully tossed it at Nicklaus, getting a scream from a nearby woman and a hearty laugh from Nicklaus. Trevino shot a 68 to defeat Nicklaus by three strokes.[13]

During one tournament, Tony Jacklin, paired with Trevino, said: "Lee, I don't want to talk today." Trevino retorted: "I don't want you to talk. I just want you to listen."[14]

After he was struck by lightning at the 1975 Western Open, Trevino was asked by a reporter what he would do if he were out on the course and it began to storm again. Trevino answered he would take out his 1 iron and point it to the sky, "because not even God can hit the 1-iron." Trevino said later in an interview with David Feherty that he must have tempted God the week before by staying outside during a lighting delay to entertain the crowds, saying "I deserved to get hit...God can hit a 1-iron".

Trevino has also said: "I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years. I've traveled the world and been about everywhere you can imagine. There's not anything I'm scared of except my wife."[15] Trevino has called his wife, Claudia, "his rock." He also credits her with jumpstarting his career again when he considered retiring due to old age, saying "those clubs don't know how old you are."

In Trevino's early career, much attention was given by the press to a plastic "BandAid" he wore on his forearm to cover a tattoo of the name of his ex-wife. He has since had this tattoo removed by a plastic surgeon using a laser technique.

Trevino had a cameo appearance in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.

Professional wins (89)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (29)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Jun 16, 1968U.S. Open−5 (69-68-69-69=275)4 strokesUnited States Jack Nicklaus
2Nov 10, 1968Hawaiian Open−16 (68-71-65-68=272)2 strokesUnited States George Archer
3Feb 23, 1969Tucson Open Invitational−17 (67-70-68-66=271)7 strokesUnited States Miller Barber
4Feb 15, 1970Tucson Open Invitational (2)−13 (66-68-72-69=275)PlayoffUnited States Bob Murphy
5Mar 29, 1970National Airlines Open Invitational−14 (69-66-68-71=274)PlayoffUnited States Bob Menne
6Apr 25, 1971Tallahassee Open Invitational−15 (69-67-69-68=273)3 strokesUnited States Jim Wiechers
7May 30, 1971Danny Thomas Memphis Classic−12 (66-66-69-67=268)4 strokesUnited States Lee Elder, United States Hale Irwin,
United States Randy Wolff, United States Jerry Heard
8Jun 21, 1971U.S. Open (2)Even (70-72-69-69=280)PlayoffUnited States Jack Nicklaus
9Jul 4, 1971Canadian Open−18 (73-68-67-67=275)PlayoffUnited States Art Wall, Jr.
10Jul 10, 1971The Open Championship−14 (69-70-69-70=278)1 strokeTaiwan Lu Liang-Huan
11Oct 31, 1971Sahara Invitational−8 (69-72-73-66=280)1 strokeUnited States George Archer
12May 21, 1972Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (2)+1 (70-72-72-67=281)4 strokesUnited States John Mahaffey
13Jul 15, 1972The Open Championship (2)−6 (71-70-66-71=278)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
14Sep 4, 1972Greater Hartford Open Invitational−15 (64-68-72-65=269)PlayoffUnited States Lee Elder
15Sep 17, 1972Greater St. Louis Golf Classic−11 (65-68-66-70=269)1 strokeUnited States Deane Beman
16Feb 25, 1973Jackie Gleason Inverrary-
National Airlines Classic
−9 (69-69-69-72=279)1 strokeUnited States Forrest Fezler
17Mar 11, 1973Doral-Eastern Open−12 (64-70-71-71=276)1 strokeAustralia Bruce Crampton, United States Tom Weiskopf
18Mar 31, 1974Greater New Orleans Open−21 (67-68-67-65=267)8 strokesSouth Africa Bobby Cole, United States Ben Crenshaw
19Aug 11, 1974PGA Championship−4 (73-66-68-69=276)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
20Mar 9, 1975Florida Citrus Open−12 (69-66-70-71=276)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin
21May 16, 1976Colonial National Invitation−7 (68-64-68-73=273)1 strokeUnited States Mike Morley
22Jul 24, 1977Canadian Open (2)−8 (67-68-71-74=280)4 strokesEngland Peter Oosterhuis
23May 14, 1978Colonial National Invitation−12 (66-68-68-66=268)4 strokesUnited States Jerry Heard, United States Jerry Pate
24Jun 24, 1979Canadian Open (3)−7 (67-71-72-71=281)3 strokesUnited States Ben Crenshaw
25Mar 23, 1980Tournament Players Championship−10 (68-72-68-70=278)1 strokeUnited States Ben Crenshaw
26Jun 29, 1980Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (3)−16 (67-68-68-69=272)1 strokeUnited States Tom Purtzer
27Sep 21, 1980San Antonio Texas Open−15 (66-67-67-65=265)1 strokeUnited States Terry Diehl
28Apr 19, 1981MONY Tournament of Champions−15 (67-67-70-69=273)2 strokesUnited States Raymond Floyd
29Aug 19, 1984PGA Championship (2)−15 (69-68-67-69=273)4 strokesSouth Africa Gary Player, United States Lanny Wadkins

PGA Tour playoff record (5–5)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11970Tucson Open InvitationalUnited States Bob MurphyWon with birdie on first extra hole
21970National Airlines Open InvitationalUnited States Bob MenneWon with par on second extra hole
31970Kaiser International Open InvitationalUnited States Ken Still, United States Bert YanceyStill won with birdie on first extra hole
41971Kemper OpenUnited States Dale Douglass, South Africa Gary Player, United States Tom WeiskopfWeiskopf won with birdie on first extra hole
51971U.S. OpenUnited States Jack NicklausWon 18-hole playoff (Trevino:68, Nicklaus:71)
61971Canadian OpenUnited States Art Wall, Jr.Won with birdie on second extra hole
71972Greater Hartford OpenUnited States Lee ElderWon with birdie on first extra hole
81978Danny Thomas Memphis ClassicUnited States Andy BeanLost to birdie on first extra hole
91978Greater Milwaukee OpenUnited States Lee ElderLost to par on eighth extra hole
101980Michelob-Houston OpenUnited States Curtis StrangeLost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (18)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (29)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Feb 4, 1990Royal Caribbean Classic−10 (71-67-68=206)1 strokeUnited States Butch Baird, United States Jim Dent
2Feb 18, 1990Aetna Challenge−16 (66-67-67=200)1 strokeAustralia Bruce Crampton
3Mar 4, 1990Vintage Chrysler Invitational−11 (66-67-72=205)1 strokeUnited States Dale Douglass, United States Mike Hill,
United States Don Massengale
4May 20, 1990Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic−13 (67-67-69=203)6 strokesSouth Africa Gary Player
5Jun 3, 1990NYNEX Commemorative−11 (66-66-67=199)PlayoffUnited States Mike Fetchick, United States Jimmy Powell,
United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez
6Jul 1, 1990U.S. Senior Open−13 (67-68-73-67=275)2 strokesUnited States Jack Nicklaus
7Oct 21, 1990Transamerica Senior Golf Championship−11 (73-67-65=205)2 strokesUnited States Mike Hill
8Feb 17, 1991Aetna Challenge−11 (71-68-66=205)1 strokeUnited States Dale Douglass
9Mar 17, 1991Vantage at The Dominion−7 (67-70=137)2 strokesUnited States Mike Hill, United States Charles Coody,
United States Rocky Thompson
10Aug 25, 1991Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic−16 (66-65-69=200)4 strokesUnited States Jim O'Hern, United States Chi Chi Rodríguez
11Mar 15, 1992Vantage at The Dominion−15 (68-66-67=201)2 strokesUnited States Chi Chi Rodríguez
12Apr 5, 1992The Tradition−14 (67-69-68-70=274)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
13Apr 19, 1992PGA Seniors' Championship−10 (72-64-71-71=278)1 strokeUnited States Mike Hill
14May 3, 1992Las Vegas Senior Classic−10 (71-68-67=206)1 strokeUnited States Orville Moody
15May 24, 1992Bell Atlantic Classic−5 (65-72-68=205)1 strokeUnited States Gibby Gilbert
16May 30, 1993Cadillac NFL Golf Classic−7 (67-70-72=209)2 strokeAustralia Bruce Crampton, United States Raymond Floyd
17Sep 26, 1993Nationwide Championship−11 (66-66-73=205)2 strokesUnited States George Archer, United States Jim Ferree,
United States Mike Hill, United States Dave Stockton,
United States Rocky Thompson
18Oct 3, 1993Vantage Championship−18 (65-67-66=198)5 strokesUnited States DeWitt Weaver
19Feb 6, 1994Royal Caribbean Classic−8 (66-73-66=205)PlayoffUnited States Kermit Zarley
20Apr 17, 1994PGA Seniors' Championship−9 (70-69-70-70=279)1 strokeUnited States Jim Colbert
21May 15, 1994PaineWebber Invitational−13 (70-65-68=203)1 strokeUnited States Jim Colbert, United States Jimmy Powell
22May 29, 1994Bell Atlantic Classic−4 (71-67-68=206)2 strokesUnited States Mike Hill
23Jun 19, 1994BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland−17 (67-65-67=199)1 strokeUnited States Jim Albus, United States Dave Stockton
24Jul 31, 1994Northville Long Island Classic−16 (66-69-65=200)7 strokesUnited States Jim Colbert
25Aug 20, 1995Northville Long Island Classic−14 (67-69-66=202)4 strokesUnited States Buddy Allin
26Oct 8, 1995The Transamerica−15 (66-69-66=201)3 strokesUnited States Bruce Summerhays
27Nov 3, 1996Emerald Coast Classic−3 (69-70-68=207)PlayoffUnited States Bob Eastwood, United States David Graham,
United States Mike Hill, United States Dave Stockton
28Mar 29, 1998Southwestern Bell Dominion−11 (69-69-67=205)2 strokesUnited States Mike McCullough
29Jun 25, 2000Cadillac NFL Golf Classic−14 (66-67-69=202)2 strokesUnited States Walter Hall

Champions Tour playoff record (3–3)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11990NYNEX CommemorativeUnited States Mike Fetchick, United States Jimmy Powell
United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez
Trevino wins with birdie on fifth extra hole
Powell and Rodríguez eliminated with birdie on first hole
21990New York Life ChampionsUnited States Dale Douglass, United States Mike HillHill won with birdie on first extra hole
31993Ping Kaanapali ClassicUnited States George Archer, United States Dave StocktonArcher won with birdie on first extra hole
41994Royal Caribbean ClassicUnited States Kermit ZarleyWon with par on fourth extra hole
51996Emerald Coast ClassicUnited States Bob Eastwood, United States David Graham,
United States Mike Hill, United States Dave Stockton
Won with birdie on first extra hole
61997Home Depot InvitationalUnited States Jim Dent, United States Larry GilbertDent won with birdie on second extra hole
Gilbert eliminated on first hole

Senior majors are shown in bold.

Other senior wins (10)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (6)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1968U.S. Open1 shot deficit−5 (69-68-69-69=275)4 strokesUnited States Jack Nicklaus
1971U.S. Open (2)4 shot deficitE (70-72-69-69=280)Playoff 1United States Jack Nicklaus
1971The Open Championship1 shot lead−14 (69-70-69-70=278)1 strokeTaiwan Lu Liang-Huan
1972The Open Championship (2)1 shot lead−6 (71-70-66-71=278)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
1974PGA Championship1 shot lead−4 (73-66-68-69=276)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
1984PGA Championship (2)1 shot lead−15 (69-68-67-69=273)4 strokesSouth Africa Gary Player, United States Lanny Wadkins

1 Defeated Jack Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff – Trevino 68 (−2), Nicklaus 71 (+1).

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament1966196719681969
Masters TournamentDNPDNPT40T19
U.S. OpenT5451CUT
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPT34
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNPT23T48
Tournament1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
Masters TournamentDNPDNPT33T43DNPT10T28DNPT14T12
U.S. OpenT81T4T4CUTT29DNPT27T12T19
The Open ChampionshipT311T10T31T40DNP4T29T17
PGA ChampionshipT26T13T11T181T60CUTT13T7T35
Tournament1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
Masters TournamentT26CUTT38T2043T1047CUTCUTT18
U.S. OpenT12CUTCUTDNPT9CUTT4CUTT40CUT
The Open Championship2T11T275T14T20T59T17CUTT42
PGA Championship7DNPDNPT1412T11DNPCUTCUT
Tournament19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Masters TournamentT24T49DNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipT25T17T39DNPCUTCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPCUT
PGA ChampionshipCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tied for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament0000282017
U.S. Open20068112315
The Open Championship21167142622
PGA Championship21035122016
Totals6211522458970

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

YearChampionshipWinning ScoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1990U.S. Senior Open−13 (67–68–73–67=275)2 strokesUnited States Jack Nicklaus
1992The Tradition−14 (67–69–68–70=274)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus
1992PGA Seniors' Championship−10 (72–64–71–71=278)1 strokeUnited States Mike Hill
1994PGA Seniors' Championship (2)−9 (70–69–70–70=279)1 strokeUnited States Jim Colbert

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ McDermott, Barry (August 27, 1984). "It's an old man's game after all". Sports Illustrated: 28. 
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  8. ^ White Jr., Gordon (April 7, 1989). "Wind forces high scores in first round of Masters". Herald-Journal. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
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  10. ^ Downey, Mike (April 7, 1989). "Like It or Not, Lee Trevino Is Master of the Masters for a Day". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ Yocom, Guy (July 2000). "50 Greatest Golfers of All Time: And What They Taught Us". Golf Digest. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  12. ^ Apfelbaum, Jim, ed. (2007). The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-014-0. 
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  14. ^ Carter, Bob. ""Merry Mex" was golf's showman". ESPN. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Lee Trevino". About.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas (1995). The Mexican American Family Album. New York: Oxford University Press. ASIN B004HOS1EC. 

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