World Golf Hall of Fame member known for his strong competitiveness on the PGA Tour and later the Champions Tour.
He was an outstanding baseball player in his youth and did not consider playing professional golf until winning a junior golf tournament.
He caused controversy by stating in an interview that several Golf Hall of Fame members were not worthy of the honor.
During his prime years as a golfer, he was encouraged in his sport by his wife Maria.
He made a controversial remark during his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame that visibly irritated Nick Faldo.