Tony Lema

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Birthday
25, 1934
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 24, 1966 (32)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1934
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 24, 1966 (32)

About

Former American golfer who won a dozen PGA Tour events, including the 1964 Open Championship.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and served in Korea until 1955.

Trivia

His legacy was honored when a golf course was named in his honor in 2001, located not far from his hometown.

Family Life

He wife, Betty Cline, was a former flight attendant, who perished along with him in a 1966 airplane accident.

Associated With

He received help from Arnold Palmer's British caddy at the 1964 Open Championship.