1918 Birthday Of Tommy Bolt
1958 U.S. Open Champion,Legendary for his competitive fire and explosive temper, Tommy Bolt won 15 times on the PGA Tour, most notably at the 1958 U.S. Open. Bolt didn’t join the Tour until the age of 34, but won the 1951 North and South Open at Pinehurst in his rookie season. Seven years later, in the stifling heat of Tulsa, Okla., Bolt won his only major, a four-stroke triumph over Gary Player in the U.S. Open at Southern Hills C.C. Bolt stayed competitive well into his 40s and nearly won the 1971 PGA Championship, at 53, before finishing third to Jack Nicklaus. Bolt learned to have fun with his tempestuous reputation, later writing a book entitled, "How to Keep Your Temper On The Golf Course."