Championship PGA golfer known as The King. He won four Masters Tournaments from 1958 to 1964 as well as two Open Championships and the 1960 U.S. Open. He was named PGA Player of the Year in 1960 and 1962 and inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
He went to Wake Forest University for golf but dropped out after the death of a friend.
He gained a reputation for drinking a mixture of iced tea and lemonade and years later, the combination was turned into a mass-produced beverage sold under his name.
He was married to Winifred Walzer for 45 years. Following his wife's death, he married Kathleen Gawthrop. He had two daughters named Peggy and Amy. His grandson, Sam Saunders, became a professional golfer.
He was a part of the Big Three in golf with the great Jack Nicklaus.