• Short Summary

    Not since the days of Arnold Palmer in the fifties has gold produced such a character as Lee Trevino, the Mexican from Dallas, Texas, who this month became the first golfer in history to win the British, American and Canadian Open Championships in the same season.

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    Not since the days of Arnold Palmer in the fifties has gold produced such a character as Lee Trevino, the Mexican from Dallas, Texas, who this month became the first golfer in history to win the British, American and Canadian Open Championships in the same season.

    Trevino is a comedian of the golf course. His brilliance as a match winner is equalled by his love of humour and an effervescent nature that attracts enormous crowds of Trevino fans wherever he plays. Palmer's followers were referred to as "Arnie's Army"; Trevino is delighted by the reception he gets and calls his followers "Lee's Fleas."
    This production, filmed on and near the Westchester course in New York State, provides a look at a champion who has made history.

    SYNOPSIS: This month, Lee Trevino became the first man ever to win the American, Canadian and British Open Championships in the same season. His brilliant match winning form this year has earned him an estimated 210,000 dollars, and it is said that this figure could well go over 300,000 by the end of the year. This would certainly make him golf's biggest money winner. But the Mexican from Dallas, Texas, remains unawed by the matches he wins, or the size of his bank account. He is a man who loves golf for golf's sake, and his infectious humour makes the crowds love it with him.

    He also loves the crowds. And often these days, wherever he goes, his friends go too. Arnold Palmer of the fifties had "Arnie's Army". Trevino of the seventies has "Lee's Fleas", a name he thought of himself.

    Lee Trevino has become the most colourful character in this era of the game. He has turned the desperately serious business of winning big money tournaments into a display of golfing brilliance reinforced with the antics of a born comedian. It is this combination that the crowds adore. He's the rich, wise-cracking superstar who started off as a Dallas poor boy plodding barefoot round the course.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0N6GGVUHS8MLFTT4HTKPHEHI
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0N6GGVUHS8MLFTT4HTKPHEHI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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