Lee Trevino Net Worth
Lee Trevino is a Mexican American professional golfer who has a net worth of $40 million. Lee Trevino has earned his net worth as a professional golfer who has won six major championships and he considered an icon for Mexican Americans. He has been nicknamed "The Merry Mex" and "Supermex", Lee was born on December 1, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. As a child he spent most of his time working in the cotton fields to earn money for his family and he occasionally attended school. His uncle gave him a few golf balls and a club and Lee would sneak into a nearby country club to practice. Later he became a full-time caddy at the Dallas Athletic Club. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 17 and served for four years. He played golf while he was enlisted at Armed Forces golf events in Asia. Fellow soldier Orville Moody who was a rival of Trevino played against him in the PGA Tour in the late 1960's. Lee was the winner of the Vardon Trophy in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1980, as well as the winner of the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (Champions Tour) 1990, 1992, 1994, the Arnold Palmer Award (Champions Tour) 1990, 1992, and Rookie of the Year (Champions Tour) 1990. He worked for NBC television as a color analyst from 1983 until 1989 for the PGA Tour. Many non-golf fans will recognize Trevino from his roll in Adam Sandler's movie Happy Gilmore, as the head shaking guy.