Born: June 3, 1945
Birthplace: Joplin, Mo.
Residence: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Turned pro: 1968
Player notes:Has posted five USGA titles, including three U.S. Opens in 1974, ’79 and ’90…Won the 1990 at Medinah (Ill.) C.C. at the age of 45 to become the oldest Open champion in the history of the championship…Won U.S. Senior Open in 1998 and 2000…Owns 45 Champions Tour victories, including six majors…Won Senior PGA Championship three consecutive years (1996-98)…Also won Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in 1999…Won 20 PGA Tour titles, the last coming at the 1994 MCI Heritage…Played defensive back for the University of Colorado…Also won the 1967 NCAA title while at Colorado…Member of Colorado’s All-Century Football Team…Delivered commencement address at alma mater in May 2007…Son Steve is an avid amateur player who won the 2004 Colorado State Amateur and has competed in the U.S. Mid-Amateur…Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992…Favorite all-time athlete is Byron "Whizzer" White, a fellow CU football standout and the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.