Winner of fifteen PGA Tours who was known for his long drives.
He played golf and football at Duke University, where he was later inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
He learned to drive the ball long from weekly competitions that were held before the PGA Tour.
He grew up in Berwick, Pennsylvania.
He set a record score in the 1955 Texas Open that stood unbroken for half a century before Corey Pavin finally topped it in 2006.