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Top 10 Trevino Quotes

Trevino at the 1968 U.S. Open.

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

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


8. “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.”

7. “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.”

6. “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.”

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

4. “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.”

3. “The older I get the better I used to be.”

2. “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.”

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

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