Golfer Lee Trevino to Speak at LMC Foundation Event

Lee Trevino

Legendary golfer Lee Trevino will speak at a sold out dinner and talk hosted by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Columbia.

Lee Trevino is one of the most acclaimed professional golfers in history. He has won six major professional golf championships, including two US Opens and a pair of British Open crowns. He carries distinguished titles such as Ryder Cup Captain, PGA Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year,” and induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. And, he has a reputation as one of golf’s most popular performers because of his engaging personality.

Growing up in humble beginnings in Texas, Mr. Trevino played on a golf team in the Marines at age 17. After his military service, he got a job helping to build a golf course. Playing in his first competitive tournament in 1965, as a virtual unknown, he won the Texas State Open two years in a row.

Mr. Trevino won his first PGA Tour event, the U.S. Open, in 1968. He became the first golfer ever to win the title by shooting all four rounds in the 60s. In 1971, he won the U.S. Open again by defeating Jack Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff. That year he also became the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year, captured the Canadian Open and the British Open.

Tickets for the event are sold out.

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