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Anthony David "Champagne Tony" Lema (February 25, 1934July 24, 1966) was an American professional golfer. Image File history File links TonyLemaandwife. ... Image File history File links TonyLemaandwife. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Lema was born in Oakland, California to parents of Portuguese ancestry.[1] His father died when Tony was three years old, and his widowed mother struggled to raise the family of four children on welfare. He began playing golf as a boy, but at age 17 enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. After his discharge from the military in 1955, he obtained work as an assistant to the club professional at a San Francisco golf club. “Oakland” redirects here. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


By 1957, Lema had developed his skills sufficiently enough to earn his way onto the PGA Tour. He struggled until 1962, when he began an impressive performance over the next 33 months that saw him win twelve official PGA tour events, finish second on 11 occasions, and third four times. In 1963 he finished second by one stroke to Jack Nicklaus at The Masters, and misssed the playoff for the U.S. Open by two shots, bogeying the last two holes believing he needed birdies. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ...


On the eve of his first official PGA victory in October 1962 at the Orange County Open in Costa Mesa, California, Lema joked he would serve champagne to the press if he won the next day. From then on he was know as "Champagne Tony", and his handsome looks, and vivacious personality added to the legend, such that Johnny Miller has stated that at the time of his tragic death in 1966, Lema was second only to Arnold Palmer in fan popularity.


In 1964, he won the Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California, the Thunderbird Classic, Buick Open, and Cleveland Open (in a playoff with Arnold Palmer) and then captured one of the major championships by taking that year's British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland. In the matchup of the four major champions of 1964, Lema won $50,000 (then the largest payoff in golf) at Firestone Country Club over Arnold Palmer (Masters), Ken Venturi (U.S.Open), and Bobby Nichols (PGA). AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of several well known courses in Pebble Beach, California and probably the most famous golf course in the Western United States. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. ...


From 1963 through July, 1966, he finished in the top ten over 50% of the time. From 1963 through 1966, he never missed a cut in a professional major, finishing in the top ten in 8 of the 16 majors in which he played.


In 1965, he won the Buick Open for the second consecutive year, and the Carling World Open, finishing second in money to Jack Nicklaus. His last victory came in May 1966, in his wife's hometown at the Oklahoma City Open.


Lema was a member of the 1963 and 1965 United States Ryder Cup teams, and his Ryder Cup record is the best of any player who has played in two or more. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Lema was nicknamed "Champagne Tony" for his habit of celebrating a tournament victory with a bottle of champagne. In 1966, at the age of 32, he was flying with his wife, Betty, to an exhibition match in Chicago, Illinois, when their chartered twin-engine Beechcraft Bonanza ran out of fuel and crashed on the seventh hole of a golf course in Lansing, Illinois. All four people on board were killed. Champagne is often consumed as part of a celebration Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of wine to effect carbonation. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Beechcraft Model 50 Twin Bonanza was designed as an executive transport for the business market and a utility transport for the U.S. Army. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ...


Lema and his wife were buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, California. Hayward is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. ...

Contents

Quotes

  • "A buoyant, positive approach to the game is as basic as a sound swing."
  • "Golf is like solitaire. When you cheat, you only cheat yourself."
  • "In choosing a partner, always pick the optimist."
  • "You build a golf game like you build a wall, one brick at a time."
  • "If I had to cram all my tournament experience into one sentence, I would say, "Don't give up and don't let up!""

PGA Tour wins (12)

Major championship is shown in bold. The FedEx St. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... This article is about the former PGA Tour event, for information on the former Nationwide Tour event, see Greater Cleveland Open. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


Other wins (4)

this list is probably incomplete

The Mexican Open or Abierto Mexicano de Golf is the national open golf tournament of Mexico. ... The Mexican Open or Abierto Mexicano de Golf is the national open golf tournament of Mexico. ...

Results in major championships

Tournament 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2 T9 T21 T22
U.S. Open 50 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T5 20 T8 T4
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1 T5 T30
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD T13 T9 T61 T34

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] Portuguese-Americans.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tony Lema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Lema was a member of the 1963 and 1965 United States Ryder Cup teams.
Lema was nicknamed "Champagne Tony" for his habit of celebrating a tournament victory with a bottle of champagne.
Tony Lema and his wife were buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, California.
Tony Lema - Golfer from U.S.A. - Golf-Heroes.net (333 words)
The life of Tony Lema was tragically cut short at the age of just 32 when he and his wife were killed in a plane crash after the US PGA Championship of 1966.
Lema turned professional in 1955 but the first few years produced little and it was not until 1962 that he began to make a name for himself with three victories on the US tour.
In 1964 Lema produced a remarkable performance at the Open where,with no previous experience of the St. Andrews course,he lifted the old claret jug with a five stroke triumph from Nicklaus.
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