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Golfer
    (September 10, 1947- )
    Born in Fort Payne, Alabama
    Attended Kennesaw Junior College (now Kennesaw State University)
    41 Professional wins
    Won two PGA Championships (1981 and 1987)
    U.S. Open champion (1983)
    Member of three U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1979, 1981 and 1987)
    Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (2006)
    He didn't get into golf until he was 21 years of age.
    He had one Top 5 finish in the 1984 Masters Tournament and did not win.
    He went underachieved in the British Open.
    He lost to Ronan Rafferty in the 1987 New Zealand Open of the PGA Tour of Australasia.
    He suffered a herniated disc on his neck, resulting him to not play for seven weeks in the summer (1998).
    He used to play basketball and baseball in high school.
    He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
    He, along with Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Seve Ballesteros were among the golfers in the 1980s to win three major championships.
    He overtook Gene Sarazen's U.S. Open record by making 132 strokes over the previous 36 holes to win the 1983 U.S. Open.
    He donates his time designing golf courses.
    He took credit for inventing the LagRx Swing Trainer.

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