Winner of 18 PGA Tours and 10 Tours of Australia; also won the 1947 PGA Championship.
He played soccer as a youth, but a serious injury left him unable to run and gave him a limp that lasted the rest of his life.
In addition to the PGA Championship, he also came in second in two other majors: the Masters Tour in 1950 and the British Amateur back in 1936.
He and his wife had to take jobs in a factory making war material during World War II in order to become U.S. citizens.
He appeared on the TV game show You Bet Your Life hosted by Groucho Marx.