Lee Trevino is a former professional golfer. While Trevino did not grow up poor, they did not have much. He was able to practice golf while working as a Caddie before joining the Marines. After the marines, Trevino became a club pro, and would work his way up to the professionals.
A Mexican-American icon, Trevino is regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history. Trevino won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events 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 Masters Tournament was the only major that eluded him. In the early 1980s, Trevino was second on the PGA Tour's career money list, behind only Nicklaus. From 1968 to 1981 inclusive, Trevino won at least one PGA Tour event a year, a streak of 14 seasons. He also 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 PGA Tour Champions) an early success.
Trevion was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. He has always been know as funny and easy-going person. 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 a 1-iron."