Ten fun facts about Lee Trevino


Fact 1
He is an icon for Mexican Americans.

Fact 2
He is often referred to as "The Merry Mex" and "Supermex".

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
When he turned 17 in December 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served four years.

Fact 5
At age 5, he started working in the cotton fields to earn money for his family.

Fact 6
Trevino had to leave school at 14 to go to work as a gold caddy.

Fact 7
He earned $30 a week as a caddy and a shoeshiner. After work, he would hit at least 300 balls.

Fact 8
Trevino was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.

Fact 9
Trevino has established numerous scholarships and other financial aid to Mexican-Americans.

Fact 10
In 2000, Trevino was ranked as the 14th-greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.


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is a Mexican American professional golfer who won six major championships over the course of his career.

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