Terrible Tommy was known for losing his temper on the golf course, but proved instrumental in founding the Champions Tour.
He learned the game by caddying on Rome, Italy's courses while serving in the Army in World War II.
He didn't start playing on the PGA Tour until he was 34 years old.
He grew up in Haworth, Oklahoma.
He gave a young Arnold Palmer advice on throwing golf clubs: always throw them ahead, so you don't waste energy walking to retrieve them.