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What do you know about Lee Trevino? If you’re like most people, your knowledge of him likely begins and ends with his nickname: The Merry Mex. But there’s a lot more to the story of this iconic golfer than that. From his hardscrabble upbringing to his legendary career on the green, Trevino’s life is truly remarkable. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the man behind the legend.

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About Lee Trevino

birth of the author

December 1, 1939

size of the author

5 Ft 7 In

size of the author

180 Lb

country of the author

United States

residence of the author

Jupiter Island, Florida, U.S.


I’ve played golf with three U.S presidents. โ€” Lee Trevino

I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15. โ€” Lee Trevino

I played the tour in 1967 and told jokes and nobody laughed. Then I won the Open the next year, told the same jokes, and everybody laughed like hell. โ€” Lee Trevino

The most interesting guy I’ve ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I’ve never been that nervous in my life. โ€” Lee Trevino

i ve played golf with three u s presidents Lee Trevino quote

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course. โ€” Lee Trevino


Golf isn’t just my business, it’s my hobby. โ€” Lee Trevino

There are two things you can do with your head downโ€“play golf and pray. โ€” Lee Trevino

I thought Manual Labor was a Mexican golf pro. โ€” Lee Trevino

If it wasn’t for golf, I don’t know what I’d be doing. If my IQ had been two points lower, I’d have been a plant somewhere. โ€” Lee Trevino

golf isn t just my business it s my hobby Lee Trevino quote

There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls. โ€” Lee Trevino


I adore the game of golf. I won’t ever retire. โ€” Lee Trevino

Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe. โ€” Lee Trevino

I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced. โ€” Lee Trevino

One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic. โ€” Lee Trevino

i adore the game of golf i won t ever retire Lee Trevino quote

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my exโ€“wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work. โ€” Lee Trevino

Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either. โ€” Lee Trevino


No one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine. โ€” Lee Trevino

I still swing the way I used to, but when I look up the ball is going in a different direction. โ€” Lee Trevino

My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch. โ€” Lee Trevino

no one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine Lee Trevino quote

Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour. Why have scores comedown in the last ten years? Partly because they are imitating me. โ€” Lee Trevino

My point is, there’s no sense trying to squeeze something out of your swing if you can let your clubs do the shotmaking for you. โ€” Lee Trevino

Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn’t like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do. โ€” Lee Trevino

You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen. โ€” Lee Trevino


You’re Mexican until you make money and then you’re Spanish. โ€” Lee Trevino

you re mexican until you make money and then you re spanish Lee Trevino quote

Winning isn’t everything. It’s the money you make doing it that’s everything. โ€” Lee Trevino

Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money. โ€” Lee Trevino

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In Lee Trevino Statements


I’m going to win so much money this year, my caddie will make the top twenty money winner’s list. โ€” Lee Trevino


When you’re poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you. โ€” Lee Trevino

I’m a golfaholic. And all the counseling in the world wouldn’t help me. โ€” Lee Trevino

i m a golfaholic and all the counseling in the world wouldn t help me Lee Trevino quote

Two things that are not long for this world: dogs that chase cars and professional golfers who putt for pars. โ€” Lee Trevino

I’ve traveled the world and been about everywhere you can imagine. There’s not anything I’m scared of except my wife. โ€” Lee Trevino

There are two things that won’t last long in this world, and that’s dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars. โ€” Lee Trevino


Caddies are a breed of their own. If you shoot 66, they say, ‘Man, we shot 66!’ But go out and shoot 77, and they say ‘Hell, he shot 77! โ€” Lee Trevino

I’ve seen enough crazy shots to know they happen in the best of families. โ€” Lee Trevino

i ve seen enough crazy shots to know they happen in the best of families Lee Trevino quote

If Jack Nicklaus had to play my tee shots, he couldn’t break 80. He’d be a pharmacist with a string of drugstores in Ohio. โ€” Lee Trevino

They say I’m famous for my chip shots. Sure, when I hit ’em right, they land just so, like a butterfly with sore feet. โ€” Lee Trevino

Chi Chi Rodriguez had as good a pair of hands as anybody I ever saw, and more shots than you can imagine. But Chi Chi had a habit of turning simple shots into difficult ones. โ€” Lee Trevino

I love watching Anthony Kim play, but I’m not a fan of the way he grips down a good two inches on his fullโ€“swing shots. Choking down lightens the club’s swingweight and effectively makes the shaft stiffer. โ€” Lee Trevino


Arnie has more people watching him park the car than we do out on the course. โ€” Lee Trevino

arnie has more people watching him park the car than we do out on the course Lee Trevino quote

Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn’t a lot of strokes when you consider the course. โ€” Lee Trevino

I’m actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I’m at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth. โ€” Lee Trevino

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1โ€“iron. Not even God can hit a 1โ€“iron. โ€” Lee Trevino

LEE TREVINO Quotes Take Away

Lee Trevino is an inspiration both on and off the golf course. He has overcome incredible odds to become one of the most successful professional golfers in history. His positive attitude and work ethic are admirable, and his quotes provide great motivation for anyone looking to improve their game (or anything else in life). We hope youโ€™ve enjoyed these inspiring quotes from Lee Trevino. If youโ€™re interested in learning more about how he became one of the greatest players ever, check out our online courses. We have a variety of options that can help you improve your skills and take your game to the next level.

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