Winner of eight PGA Tours and the 1935 U.S. Open who set numerous records in his day.
He turned pro in his mid-20s.
He set a U.S. Open record shooting a 67 in the final round; his total for all four rounds was 282, which set another record that stood for two decades.
He fathered two sons with his wife, Agnes.
He and Jimmy Hines , another great 1930s golfer, were both from New York.