65 Lee Trevino Quotes On Success In Life

Lee Buck Trevino is an American retired professional golfer who is regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. Trevino won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events over the course of his career. These Lee Trevino quotes will motivate you.

Famous Lee Trevino Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.” ~ Lee Trevino
  3. “Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.” ~ Lee Trevino
  4. “The older I get, the better I used to be.” ~ Lee Trevino
  5. “Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.” ~ Lee Trevino
  6. “You’re Mexican until you make money and then you’re Spanish.” ~ Lee Trevino

  7. “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
  8. “I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.” ~ Lee Trevino
  9. “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.” ~ Lee Trevino
  10. “My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.” ~ Lee Trevino
  11. “You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.” ~ Lee Trevino
  12. “There are two things you can do with your head downplay golf and pray.” ~ Lee Trevino

  13. “Who can say I have a bad swing? The only thing that matters in golf is the score you put on the board. You don’t have to look pretty out there, you have to win. Look at my record and tell me who has a better swing than mine.” ~ Lee Trevino
  14. “I played the tour in 1967 and told jokes and nobody laughed. Then I won the Open the next year, told the same jokes, and everybody laughed like hell.” ~ Lee Trevino
  15. “99% of the putts that are short don’t go in the hole” ~ Lee Trevino
  16. “Just remember, somewhere there’s some guy who’s tired of putting up with her crap” ~ Lee Trevino

  17. “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
  18. “My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years.” ~ Lee Trevino
  19. “Two things that are not long for this world: dogs that chase cars and professional golfers who putt for pars.” ~ Lee Trevino
  20. “If God wanted you to putt cross-handed, he would have made your left arm longer.” ~ Lee Trevino
  21. “I thought Manual Labor was a Mexican golf pro.” ~ Lee Trevino

  22. “If Jack Nicklaus had to play my tee shots, he couldn’t break 80. He’d be a pharmacist with a string of drugstores in Ohio.” ~ Lee Trevino
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “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
  27. “I’m not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.” ~ Lee Trevino

  28. “Arnie has more people watching him park the car than we do out on the course.” ~ Lee Trevino
  29. “Every golfer should come to the first tee with fourteen clubs, a dozen balls, a handful of tees, and at least one great golf story” ~ Lee Trevino
  30. “I’m in the woods so much I can tell you which plants are edible.” ~ Lee Trevino
  31. “Show me a golfer who doesn’t have a mean streak, and I’ll show you a weak competitor.” ~ Lee Trevino
  32. “To me, the [British] Open is the tournament I would come to if I had to leave a month before and swim over.” ~ Lee Trevino
  33. “If you’ve ever driven across Texas, you know how different one area of the state can be from another. Take El Paso. It looks as much like Dallas as I look like Jack Nicklaus” ~ Lee Trevino
  34. “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
  35. “If it wasn’t for golf, I don’t know what I’d be doing. If my IQ had been two points lower, I’d have been a plant somewhere.” ~ Lee Trevino
  36. “You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.” ~ Lee Trevino

  37. “Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.” ~ Lee Trevino
  38. “Chipping and putting for par is like a dog chasing cars, he won’t be doing it for very long.” ~ Lee Trevino
  39. “It’s the most fun I’ve had with my clothes on.” ~ Lee Trevino
  40. “I’m not scared of very much. I’ve been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.” ~ Lee Trevino
  41. “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
  42. “A rough should have high grass. When you go bowling they don’t give you anything for landing in the gutter, do they?” ~ Lee Trevino
  43. “Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn’t a lot of strokes when you consider the course.” ~ Lee Trevino

  44. “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
  45. “His nerve, his memory, and I can’t remember the third thing.” ~ Lee Trevino
  46. “No one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine.” ~ Lee Trevino
  47. “When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course.” ~ Lee Trevino

  48. “Caddies are a breed of their own. If you shoot 66, they say, “Man, we shot 66!” But go out and shoot 77, and they say “Hell, he shot 77!”” ~ Lee Trevino
  49. “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
  50. “[Jack Nicklaus] was the first to bring in course management. He could go to a course and tell you within one stroke what was going to win. He used to set his sights on that because he could shoot it. He was the only player I know who, if he decided he wanted to win a tournament, could go out and do it. No one will ever be as popular as Arnold Palmer and no one will ever come close to Jack as a player.” ~ Lee Trevino
  51. “I stay away from the telephone if at all possible.” ~ Lee Trevino

  52. “Somewhere along the line I’ll be recognized as one of the top players in the Nicklaus era. That’s all I want to be remembered for.” ~ Lee Trevino
  53. “I thought I’d blown it at the 17th when I drove into a trap. God is a Mexican.” ~ Lee Trevino
  54. “I love Merion and I don’t even know her last name.” ~ Lee Trevino
  55. “I still swing the way I used to, but when I look up the ball is going in a different direction.” ~ Lee Trevino

  56. “I’m a golfaholic, no question about that. Counseling wouldn’t help me. They’d have to put me in prison, and then I’d talk the warden into building a hole or two and teach him how to play.” ~ Lee Trevino
  57. “You have to understand, I don’t play golf for fun. It’s my business. When the mailman starts delivering mail on his off day, that’s when I’ll start playing golf for the hell of it. I like to play in tournaments. There are many great courses around the world that I have never played that are next door to tournaments. I have not played them because I don’t play for fun.” ~ Lee Trevino Quotes
  58. “I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it.” ~ Lee Trevino
  59. “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
  60. “I didn’t want to change the name on the towels.” ~ Lee Trevino

  61. “There is no such thing as a natural golfer but you become one by hitting thousands of balls” ~ Lee Trevino
  62. “I’m not a real smart guy. But I’ve got enough brains to realize that when I’m 60 years old and play a sport, that it’s downhill.” ~ Lee Trevino
  63. “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
  64. “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
  65. “I’m really going to do my homework. I’m going to be down there on the practice tee finding out if a guy’s wife beat him up the night before, important stuff like that. Stuff that people want to know.” ~ Lee Trevino

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