The hilarious reason Lee Trevino sent Barbara Nicklaus 30 dozen roses

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Lee Trevino joined GOLF’s Subpar Podcast and defined why he despatched Jack Nicklaus’ spouse, Barbara, 30 dozen roses in the course of the 1990 season.

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Lee Trevino had an thought. However first, he needed to come up with Barbara Nicklaus.

Trevino, already a golf legend, had simply turned 50 and was prepared for the subsequent stage of his profession. He had received 29 occasions on the PGA Tour, together with six main titles, however now had his gaze set on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.

However that meant he needed to begin enjoying in opposition to his buddy Jack Nicklaus once more. The 2 greats have been separated by only a 12 months, and 1990 was their first 12 months on the Champ tour. Trevino wasn’t sick of profitable simply but, so he created a plan.


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Trevino, now 84, was the visitor on this week’s episode of the Subpar Podcast, and he went deep on a few of his favourite reminiscences, his relationship with Augusta National, battling Nicklaus and extra. He additionally informed the story of his first 12 months on the Champions Tour, during which he received an astounding seven occasions, together with a U.S. Senior Open.

As for the important thing to his success…

“I received 4 out of the primary 5 tournaments on the senior tour after I turned 50,” Trevino informed Subpar co-hosts Drew Stoltz and Colt Knost. “I particularly referred to as Barbara Nicklaus and stated, ‘Pay attention, you retain Jack at dwelling. For each match that I play in that he stays dwelling, I’m going to ship you a dozen roses.’ And I performed 38 tournaments in 1990 and I despatched her 30 dozen roses. He solely performed in eight.” [Laughs]

Nicklaus truly received the Areas Custom that 12 months to affix the checklist of golfers who received of their Champions Tour debut, however Trevino bought the final giggle (actually and figuratively, when you hearken to the podcast) together with his stellar season. (And because of a bunch of roses he despatched to Jack’s spouse.)

You may hearken to Trevino’s full Subpar look beneath.

Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism diploma from Minnesota State College in Mankato. You may attain him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.

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