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Lee Trevino Features

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LanceyHoward, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    The Ringer did a feature today written around the 35th anniversary of Lee Trevino's last major victory.

    An Ode to Lee Trevino on the 35th Anniversary of His Final Major Win

    There is much to admire about Trevino. This is a guy who came out of the caddie shed to become a great golfer, despite only getting onto the PGA tour at age 28. I especially admired Trevino because he thought the guys who ran the Masters were, to be charitable, a bunch of self important jackasses,

    But Trevino was also a guy who carefully crafted an image as the "Merry Mex", similar in personality to that of Guillermo the doorman on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The Ringer piece basically buys that line. For a really good, and far more nuanced article on Trevino, I offer the following from the SI Vault.

    Lee Trevino, Midnight Room 170, Holiday Inn, Pensacola, Fla.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Good story, podnah.

    The SI story was good. Didn't read the Ringer story.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    IMO, two of the most underappreciated golfers with fascinating stories are Lee Trevino and Gary Player.

    Go ahead ... flame away ...

    EDIT: Seve Ballesteros probably belongs up there, too.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  4. Read the Ringer piece and thought it was garbage.
    Part where author quoted Bernhard Langer telling a story about Trevino, he heard second hand, did me in.
    What the fuck?
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    The SI Vault story nailed it.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Correct. That's all I read before posting the first time.

    The Ringer is continued proof that someone really overvalues Bill Simmons. And that someone is still asleep at the switch. Who green-lighted that crap?
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    No argument here, though Player has turned into a bit of a windbag in recent years with his constant reminding that he does 1000 or something sit-ups a day and his claim that he has more airline miles than anyone in history.
  8. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I agree. But I have never seen a good feature on Player exploring anything other than his public persona.

  9. PGA Tour version of Sally O’Malley.
  10. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Billy Casper was unlucky to be merely very good when Palmer/Nicklaus/Player were great. And Lanny Wadkins gets overlooked, perhaps because of the one major win (and The Players).
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    I wish Lanny would say something about slow play. He never messed around during his playing days ... there were times he almost looked like he never broke stride while hitting his approach shots and putts.
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