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Career Highlights

1944: Born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
1962: Turned pro aged 17. Rookie of the Year after finishing 60th in the Order of Merit and earning £344
1967: Hit the first televised hole in one in Britain at the 165-yard 16th at Royal St George's, Sandwich
1968: Became first European player to win on the PGA Tour since the 1920s with victory in Jacksonville Open Invitational
1969: Lifts first major trophy at the Open Championship, Royal Lytham and St Annes, ending 17-year British drought.
1970: Wins US Open championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Awarded OBE. Becomes the first British player to win the US Open since Ted Ray in 1920. Winning margin of 7 shots is largest for 49 years.
1972: Instrumental in founding of European Tour
1973: Wins Dunlop Masters and Italian Open on European Tour
1974: Wins Scandinavian Enterprise Open
1979: Wins Braun German Open
1983: Wins Viyella PGA Championship
1985: Wins Ryder Cup at The Belfry as non-playing captain, as the United States lose for the first time since 1957
1987: Wins Ryder Cup as non-playing captain. First ever victory on US soil for European Team.
1989: Guides Europe to retain the Ryder Cup
Returns to the game aged 50 and wins first professional tournament for 12 years on Seniors Tour
2002: Tony and Lee Trevino are named as Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club
2002: Gains entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame
2003: Named captain of the UBS Cup against Arnold Palmer's USA team
2006: Opens Concession Club in Florida with Jack Nicklaus, commemorating a great sporting moment.

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