63 inspiring Lee Trevino Quotes that will change your life

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Lee Trevino is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. He is an American retired professional golfer, and in 1981, he was welcomed to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

During his entire career, he won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events. He was on the list of four players who win the US Open, the PGA Championship, and The Open Championship.

His birth date is December 1, 1939, which was a bright day for his family, and he did a maximum since his early age. His contributions made him an icon for Mexican Americans. Other golfers referred to him by his nickname as The Merry Mex and Supermex.

Lee Trevino quote on struggle
Lee Trevino quote on the struggle

There are a few quotes by Lee Trevino that are beneficial and work to achieve your dreams. After reading this article, choose your favorite one.

“You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.”- Lee Trevino

“My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years.”- Lee Trevino

“If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”- Lee Trevino

“There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.”- Lee Trevino

“I’m not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.”- Lee Trevino

“How can they beat me? I’ve been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.”- Lee Trevino

“You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.”- Lee Trevino

“I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.”- Lee Trevino

“Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player.”- Lee Trevino

“I use an Arnold Palmer putter that was probably built back in 1954.”- Lee Trevino

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“I’m not scared of very much. I’ve been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.”- Lee Trevino

“I think a lot of Jim Thorpe, the Olympian, and his accomplishments.”- Lee Trevino

“I have an orthopedic pillow that’s made out of a sponge material. I have a plate in my throat, and I have to be careful, or I could end up with a bad neck in the morning. That pillow is a must everywhere I go.”- Lee Trevino

“Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I’ve always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play.”- Lee Trevino

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“I’ve traveled the world and been about everywhere you can imagine. There’s not anything I’m scared of except my wife.”-Lee Trevino

“I’m actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I’m at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.”- Lee Trevino

“I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.”- Lee Trevino

“I stay away from the telephone if at all possible.”- Lee Trevino

“The most interesting guy I’ve ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I’ve never been that nervous in my life.”- Lee Trevino

“I adore the game of golf. I won’t ever retire.”- Lee Trevino

“I’ve played golf with three U.S presidents.”- Lee Trevino

“If I could do anything over, I’d have spent more time with my first set of children. I would have taken more quality time with them, for sure.”- Lee Trevino

“Golf isn’t just my business, it’s my hobby.”- Lee Trevino

“Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money”- Lee Trevino.

“The older I get, the better I used to be!”- Lee Trevino.

“A hungry dog hunts best.”- Lee Trevino

“No one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine”- Lee Trevino.

“Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.”- Lee Trevino

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“His nerve, his memory, and I can’t remember the third thing.”- Lee Trevino

“My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.”- Lee Trevino

“In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron.”- Lee Trevino

“I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.”- Lee Trevino

“When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course.”- Lee Trevino

“There are two things that won’t last long in this world, and that’s dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.”- Lee Trevino

winning moment of Lee Trevino
winning moment of Lee Trevino

“Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket”- Lee Trevino.

“Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.”- Lee Trevino

“Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour. Why have scores come down in the last ten years? Partly because they are imitating me.”- Lee Trevino

“I’m going to win so much money this year, my caddie will make the top twenty money winner’s list.”- Lee Trevino

“I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it.”- Lee Trevino

“One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.”- Lee Trevino

“When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die.”- Lee Trevino

“I keep lot of my opinions to myself.”- Lee Trevino

“If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.”- Lee Trevino

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“Chi Chi Rodriguez had as good a pair of hands as anybody I ever saw, and more shots than you can imagine. But Chi Chi had a habit of turning simple shots into difficult ones.”- Lee Trevino

“All my life I had a rapport with black caddies.”- Lee Trevino

“Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.”- Lee Trevino

“When you’re poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you.”- Lee Trevino

“I believe in reincarnation. In my last life, I was a peasant. Next time around, I’d like to be an eagle. Who hasn’t dreamed they could fly? They’re a protected species, too.”- Lee Trevino

Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn’t like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do.”- Lee Trevino

“My point is, there’s no sense trying to squeeze something out of your swing if you can let your clubs do the shotmaking for you.”- Lee Trevino

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“I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it. I’m a positive guy. When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die.”- Lee Trevino

“Every shot feels like the first shot of the day. If I’m on the range hitting shot after shot, I can hit them just as good as I did when I was 30. But out on the course, your body changes between shots. You get out of the cart, and you’ve got this 170-yard 5-iron over a bunker, and it goes about 138.”- Lee Trevino

“I remember the first time going to St. Jude. I didn’t like going there because the children were ill, and it just broke my heart. It makes you test your religion when you see something like that. But the Lord doesn’t want just old people. You know, He wants some young people, too, and good people. He takes care of them. He takes care of them.”- Lee Trevino

“Sure, I’ve felt racism. I think everybody has prejudice. When I was growing up, the dark Mexican kids weren’t allowed in the public swimming pool in Dallas. My light-skinned friend got in, and he laughed at us. It didn’t seem like a big deal, because we didn’t know any different. So I never ran into anything that actually scarred me.”- Lee Trevino

“I just feel like I have when I started making a lot of money, I started spreading it out to people. Mickelson, the whole deal, the over-tip: if I see a guy that looks like he needs a hand out or something, I’ll pull something out and give him something.”- Lee Trevino

“Green synthetic practice mats are the worst thing for your golf game that I know of. You can hit six inches behind the ball and not even know it, because the ball still gets airborne. Practice nets are awful, too. Swing a weighted club instead.”- Lee Trevino

“I keep lot of my opinions to myself. My grandfather, who was a gravedigger, told me one day, ‘Son, the next time you go by the cemetery, remember that a third of the people are in there because they got into other people’s business.’”- Lee Trevino

“You can’t teach passion. You can teach everything else”- Lee Trevino

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“I love watching Anthony Kim play, but I’m not a fan of the way he grips down a good two inches on his full-swing shots. Choking down lightens the club’s swing weight and effectively makes the shaft stiffer. It also makes it difficult to hit the ball high enough for all situations”- Lee Trevino.

Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn’t like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do. There’s only one really reliable way to curve the ball: Change your hand position at address.”- Lee Trevino

“I will fall in love with any golf course that you have to drive the ball straight. You understand what I’m saying? That’s my advantage. My advantage wasn’t putting. In fact, I wasn’t even a great putter or a good putter.”- Lee Trevino

“Seve Ballesteros was the best trouble-shot player who ever lived. It didn’t matter how far in the woods you put that guy, he’d find a way to get out. But Seve inadvertently put a lot of big numbers on the scorecards of average players, because he inspired them to take dumb chances.”- Lee Trevino

“I always loved hitting a low fade to a back-right pin with the wind howling from the right. Not many guys could get it close in that situation, because they kept it low by just putting the ball back in their stance. You see, playing the ball back turns you into a one-trick pony – you can only hit hooks.”- Lee Trevino

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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  1. Mr Trevino you were always a true joy to watch on the course! My father was a great fan of yours.Id watch golf with him on tv as a child, he always watched you play with great admiration. Thank you.


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