Premier golfer in the 1970s and 1980s and three-time U.S. Open champion.
He was an academic All-American in football during his time at the University of Colorado.
He is the only one besides Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Bobby Jones, and Willie Anderson to win three U.S. Open titles.
His daughter was born in December of 1971 and his son, Steve, was born in 1974.
His record third U.S. Open win took 18 years to be matched, when in 2008, Tiger Woods won his third Open.