Who's who: Lee Trevino

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  • Jack & Trevino at Merion for the 1971 US Open Playoff. Trevino shot a 68 this day to win by 3 over Jack.
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  • Jack & Trevino at Merion for the 1971 US Open Playoff. Trevino shot a 68 this day to win by 3 over Jack.
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Who's who: Lee Trevino

  • Name:

    Lee Buck Trevino
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Dec 1, 1939 in Dallas, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Dallas Athletic Club, Texas (started as a caddy).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1960
  • Website:

    https://www.trevinogolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (6). Senior MAJORS (4). Ryder Cup player (1969, '71, '73, '75, '79, '81); Ryder Cup captain (1985). Total professional wins (89), including PGA Tour (29), European Tour (2), Japan Tour (1) and Champions Tour (29). PGA Tour leading money winner (1970). Champions Tour Rookie of the Year (1990) and leading money winner (1990, '92). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1981).

Golf course design

Lee Trevino have been responsible for designing and building several top-quality courses, which include (but are not limited to): Mustang course, Lely Resort (FL); Trevino course, Geneva Natl (Wisconsin, with William Graves); Swan-e-set (British Columbia).

Did you know?

Before becoming a club professional in El Paso, Texas in 1960, Trevino had served four years as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps. He began playing on the PGA Tour in 1967, winning his first Tour event the following year. This first win just just happened to be in the U.S. Open, where he finished 4 shots ahead of second-placed Jack Nicklaus. During his career he won 29 times on the PGA Tour, an impressive haul that included two U.S. Opens, two Open Championships and two US PGA Championship titles. During the 1975 Western Open, Trevino was struck by lightning and suffered spinal injuries, which required surgery to correct. Always known for his humour and unique swing, Trevino played a key role in ensuring the success of the Senior PGA (now Champions) Tour.

Top tournaments won by Lee Trevino

2003
America
6 skins
$240,000
ConAgra Foods

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

6 skins

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ConAgra Foods

Played as the ConAgra Foods Champions Skins Game (Jan 25/26; four-man Champions Tr unofficial money event). Trevino (USA) won with a total of 6 skins worth $240,000. Second was Hale Irwin (USA) 5 skins worth $200,000. Third was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 7 skins worth $160,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

2000
America
Upper Montclair CC
202 (-14)
$165,000
Cadillac/NFL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Cadillac/NFL

Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (June 23-25). Second-placed Walter Hall (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded the last of his 29 US Senior Tour wins. [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].

1998
America
Dominion CC
205 (-11)
$150,000
Southwestern Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Dominion CC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Southwestern Bell

Played as the Southwestern Bell Dominion (March 27-29). Second-placed Mike McCullough (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].

1998
America
60 (-11)
$150,000
Gillette

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

60 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Gillette

Played as the Gillette Tour Challenge (Sept 29; unofficial money best-ball event involving teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The team of Jim Furyk (USA), Michelle McGann (USA) & Lee Trevino (USA) beat the second-placed teams of Payne Stewart (USA), Annika Sörenstam (Swe) & Jay Sigel (USA) and Robert Gamez (USA), Chris Johnson (USA) & Gil Morgan (USA) in a one-shot nearest-the-pin playoff (203-yard par-3 17th). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].

1996
America
198 (-18)
$100,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 22-24; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Orville Moody (USA) & Jimmy Powell (USA), Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Gary Player (RSA) and Harold Henning (RSA) & Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champions Lee Trevino (USA) & Mike Hill (USA). [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1996
America
207 (-3)
$157,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

207 (-3)

Prize money

$157,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (Nov 1-3). Trevino (USA) beat Bob Eastwood (USA), David Graham (Aus), Mike Hill (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].

1995
America
Meadow Brook, NY
202 (-14)
$120,000
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Bud Allin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his 25th Snr PGA Tour win. [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1995
America
195 (-21)
$100,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 21-23; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) & J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lee Trevino (USA) & Mike Hill (USA). [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Transamerica (Oct 6-8). Second-placed Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 3 shots behind Trevino (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1994
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won his third Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1994
America
Chester Valley
206 (-4)
$105,000
Bell Atlantic

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Chester Valley

Score

206 (-4)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Bell Atlantic

Played as the Bell Atlantic Classic. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Chester Valley GC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1994
America
Meadow Brook, NY
200 (-16)
$97,500
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 7 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1994
Majors
279 (-9)
$115,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 14-17). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA), who won this title for the second time in three years. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1994
Asia
Oak Hills CC, Jpn
207 (-9)
US$85,000
Amex

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Oak Hills CC, Jpn

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

US$85,000

Title sponsor

Amex

Played as the American Express Grand Slam (March 25-27; Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Trevino (USA ). [Oak Hills CC, nr Katori, Chiba, Japan].

1994
America
TPC Piper Glen
203 (-13)
$112,500
PaineWebber

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

TPC Piper Glen

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

PaineWebber

Played as the PaineWebber Invitational. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Jimmy Powell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].

1994
America
205 (-8)
$120,000
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic. Trevino (USA) beat Kermit Zarley (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as the Links at Key Biscayne].

1994
America
199 (-17)
$157,500
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$157,500

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the inaugural BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 17-19). Second-placed Jim Albus (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].

1993
America
CC of the South
205 (-11)
$142,500
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

CC of the South

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$142,500

Title sponsor

Nationwide

Played as the Nationwide Championship (Sept 24-26). Second-placed George Archer (USA), Jim Ferree (USA), Mike Hill (USA), Dave Stockton (USA) and Rocky Thompson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [CC of the South, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

1993
Asia
Oak Hills CC, Jpn
207 (-9)
US$77,586
Fuji

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Oak Hills CC, Jpn

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

US$77,586

Title sponsor

Fuji

Played as the Fuji Electric Grand Slam (March 26-28; Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Second-placed Gary Cowan (Can) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Oak Hills CC, nr Katori, Chiba, Japan].

1993
America
Tanglewood, NC
198 (-18)
$225,000
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage Championship. Second-placed DeWitt Weaver (USA) finished 5 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

1993
America
Upper Montclair CC
209 (-7)
$127,500
Cadillac/NFL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Cadillac/NFL

Played as the inaugural Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (May 28-30). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].

1992
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won his second Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Orville Moody (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

1992
America
Chester Valley
205 (-5)
$82,500
Bell Atlantic

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Chester Valley

Score

205 (-5)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Bell Atlantic

Played as the Bell Atlantic Classic. Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Chester Valley GC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1992
America
Dominion CC
201 (-15)
$60,000
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Dominion CC

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage at the Dominion. Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].

1992
Awards
69.46
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

69.46

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won his third straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Mike Hill (USA) was second with 69.62; George Archer (USA) was third with 70.04.

1992
Awards
$1,027,002
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

$1,027,002

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1992 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,027,002 on the Tour. George Archer (USA) was second with $860,175; Jim Colbert (USA) was third with $825,768.

1992
Majors
278 (-10)
$100,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 16-19). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA), who recorded back-to-back senior major championship wins, and became only the tenth player to win both the US PGA Championship and US PGA Seniors' Championship. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1992
America
251 (-37)
$70,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

251 (-37)

Prize money

$70,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) & Tommy Aaron (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champions Lee Trevino (USA) & Mike Hill (USA). [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].

1992
Majors
274 (-14)
$120,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition at Desert Mountain (April 2-5). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1991
America
252 (-36)
$70,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

252 (-36)

Prize money

$70,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) & Harold Henning (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Lee Trevino (USA) & Mike Hill (USA). [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].

1991
Awards
69.50
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

69.50

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. George Archer (USA) was second with 69.72; Jim Colbert (USA) was third with 69.87.

1991
America
Vineyards CC
205 (-11)
$67,500
Aetna

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Vineyards CC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Aetna

Played as the Aetna Challenge (Feb 15-17). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Trevino (USA). [South course, Vineyards CC, Naples, FL].

1991
America
Dominion CC
137 (-7)
$52,500
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Dominion CC

Score

137 (-7)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage at the Dominion. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA), Charles Coody (USA) and Rocky Thompson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA), in a rain affected event. [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].

1991
America
Four Hills CC
200 (-16)
$52,500
Sunwest Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Four Hills CC

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Sunwest Bank

Played as the (last) Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Classic (Aug 21-23). Second-placed Jim O'Hern (USA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [Canyon Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico; at the time known as Four Hills CC].

1990
America
199 (-11)
$52,500
NYNEX

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

199 (-11)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

NYNEX

Played as the NYNEX Commemorative. Trevino (USA) beat Mike Fetchick (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole; Jimmy Powell (USA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Sleepy Hollow CC, Scarborough, New York].

1990
Majors
275 (-13)
$90,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his first senior major championship win. [Center & West nines, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].

1990
America
Pelican Bay, Naples
200 (-16)
$60,000
Aetna

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Pelican Bay, Naples

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Aetna

Played as the Aetna Challenge (Feb 16-18). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA), who posted his second Senior PGA Tour win. [The Club Pelican Bay, Naples, FL].

1990
America
Deerwood Club
203 (-13)
$45,000
Doug Sanders

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Deerwood Club

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Doug Sanders

Played as the Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Deerwood Course, Clubs of Kingswood, Houston, Texas].

1990
America
206 (-7)
$60,000
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

206 (-7)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (formerly Gus Machado Senior Classic; not played in 1989). Second-placed Butch Baird (USA) and Jim Dent (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Trevino (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as the Links at Key Biscayne].

1990
America
205 (-11)
$75,000
Transamerica

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Transamerica

Played as the Transamerica Senior Golf Championship (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1990
America
Vintage Club, CA
205 (-11)
$60,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Vintage Club, CA

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Vintage Chrysler Invitational. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA), Mike Hill (USA) and Don Massengale (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Vintage Club, Palm Desert, California].

1990
Awards
68.89
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

68.89

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gary Player (RSA) was second with 69.96; George Archer (USA) was third with 69.99.

1990
Awards
$1,190,518
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

$1,190,518

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1990 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,190,518 on the Tour. Mike Hill (USA) was second with $895,678; Charles Coody (USA) was third with $762,901.

1990
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won the inaugural Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1990
Awards
$1,190,518
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

$1,190,518

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Trevino (USA) won the inaugural Senior PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He also finished top of the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,190,518.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$310,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 28/29; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Trevino (USA) won with a total of 10 skins worth $310,000. Second were Jack Nicklaus (USA) and defending champion Fuzzy Zoeller (USA), both with 4 skins worth $70,000. Arnold Palmer was shut out with no skins. [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1985
Europe
278 (-10)
£33,333
Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£33,333

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill British Masters (June 7-10). Second-placed Rodger Davis (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1984
Majors
273 (-15)
$125,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (66th) (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

MONY

Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (April 16-19). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1981
America
68 (-3)
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

68 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (March 16; unofficial event for the previous year's four Major winners). Second-placed Tom Watson (The Open) finished 3 shots behind Trevino (Tournament Plyrs). Third with 72 was Jack Nicklaus (US Open and US PGA). Fourth with 75 was Seve Ballesteros (The Masters). [Ocean course, The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL; at the time known as Breakers West GC].

1981
Japan
Ibusuki GC
275 (-13)
¥11million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥11million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the inaugural Casio World Open (Nov 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his first and only win in Japan. Trevino's first prize equated to US$50,000. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

1980
Awards
69.73
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

69.73

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won his fifth PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). Tom Watson (USA) was second with 69.95; Jerry Pate (USA) was third with 70.72.

1980
America
265 (-15)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Antonio Texas Open (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Terry Diehl (USA) finished 1 shot behind home-state winner Trevino (USA). [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 20-23). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his 25th PGA Tour win. [Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Played on the Oceanside course, a combination of the East & West nines].

1980
Awards
69.73
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

69.73

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Trevino (USA) won the inaugural PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Tom Watson (USA) was second with 69.95; Jerry Pate (USA) was third with 70.72.

1980
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
272 (-16)
$54,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (Jun 26-29). Second-placed Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].

1980
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
280
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Lee Trevino (USA). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1980
Europe
206 (-10)
£6,250
Johnnie Walker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

£6,250

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Trophy (Oct 24-26; 54-hole post-season limited field unofficial money event). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, nr Barcelona; at the time known as El Prat de Llobregate Royal GC].

1979
America
281 (-7)
$63,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 3 shots behind three-time Canadian Open winner Trevino (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1978
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
272
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

272

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Lee Trevino (USA). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1978
Europe
274 (-10)
£10,000
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Fulford

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 9-12). Trevino (USA) beat Neil Coles (Eng) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. Noel Ratcliffe (Aus) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1977
America
280 (-8)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hassan II Trophy (unofficial limited-field event). Billy Casper (USA) finished in second place behind Trevino (USA). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Mike Morley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1975
America
La Hacienda GC
275
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

La Hacienda GC

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Larry Ziegler (USA) and Ernesto Perez Acosta (Mex) finished in second place behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event. [GC La Hacienda, Ciudad López Mateos, nr Mexico City].

1975
America
Rio Pinar CC
276 (-12)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Rio Pinar CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Florida Citrus Open (March 6-9). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA), who recorded his 20th PGA Tour win. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, FL].

1974
America
267 (-21)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater New Orleans Open. Second-placed Bobby Cole (RSA) and Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 8 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1974
Awards
70.53
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

70.53

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won his fourth PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1974
America
Firestone CC
139
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Firestone CC

Score

139

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Trevino (USA) won after a playoff. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1974
Majors
Tanglewood, NC
276 (-4)
$45,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (56th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

276

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open

1973
America
Bellavista GC, Mex
281
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Bellavista GC, Mex

Score

281

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Victor Regalado (Mex) finished in second behind Trevino (USA). [GC Bellavista, Ciudad López Mateos, nr Mexico City].

1973
America
279 (-9)
$52,000
Jackie Gleason

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$52,000

Title sponsor

Jackie Gleason

Played as Jackie Gleason Inverrary National Airlines Classic (Feb 22-25). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1972
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
281 (-7)
$35,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (May 18-21). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Trevino (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].

1972
Awards
70.89
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

70.89

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won his third straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1972
America
Wethersfield CC
269 (-15)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Hartford Open Invitational. Trevino (USA) beat Lee Elder (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

1972
America
Norwood Hills CC
269 (-11)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Norwood Hills CC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural St Louis Golf Classic (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Deane Beman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [West course, Norwood Hills CC, St Louis, Missouri; originally North Hills CC].

1972
Majors
278 (-6)
£5,500
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£5,500

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (101st) (July 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Trevino (USA). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1971
America
Killearn CC
273 (-15)
$12,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tallahassee Open Invitational (April 22-25). Second-placed Jim Wiechers (USA) finished 3 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sahara Invitational.

1971
Majors
278 (-10)
£5,500
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£5,500

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (100th) (July 7-10). Second-placed Liang Huan Lu "Mr Lu" (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1971
Majors
280 (E)
$30,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Merion

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (71st) (Jun 17-21). Trevino (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Trevino 68 (-2), Nicklaus 71 (+1). [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1971
America
Richelieu Valley
275 (-9)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Richelieu Valley

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open. Trevino (USA) beat Art Wall Jr (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. This was the second leg of Trevino's impressive "Triple Crown" in 1971; he also won the Open Championship and US Open. The "Triple Crown" requires same-season wins in the three oldest national championships: The Open, US Open and either the South African Open (est. 1903) or Canadian Open (1904). [Vallée du Richelieu GC, Sainte-Julie, nr Montreal, Québec].

1971
Awards
70.27
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

70.27

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1971
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1971
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
268 (-12)
$35,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA), Hale Irwin (USA), Lee Elder (USA) and Randy Wolff (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].

1970
Awards
$157,037
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

$157,037

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Trevino (USA) was the PGA Tour 1970 leading money winner, with earnings of $157,037 on the Tour. Billy Casper (USA) was second with $147,372; Bruce Crampton (Aus) was third with $142,609.

1970
America
275 (-13)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open Invitational. Defending champion Trevino (USA) beat Bob Murphy (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

1970
America
Miami CC
274 (-14)
$40,000
Natl Airlines

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Miami CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

Natl Airlines

Played as the National Airlines Open Invitational (March 26-29). Trevino (USA) beat Bob Menne (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to secure his fifth PGA Tour win. [West course, CC of Miami, Miami, FL].

1970
Awards
70.64
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Score

70.64

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Trevino (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Lee Trevino (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Orville Moody & Lee Trevino (USA). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].

1969
America
271 (-17)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open Invitational. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 7 shots behind Trevino (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

1968
America
272 (-16)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hawaiian Open. Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Trevino (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win; the first came earlier in 1968 in the US Open. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1968
Majors
275 (-5)
$30,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (68th) (Jun 13-16). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA). [East course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

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