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Famous Hispanic Golfers

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A list of famous Hispanic golfers, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.

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Who are famous Hispanic golfers? This list includes a number of memorable Hispanic golfer who yo probably have heard of. You shouldn't be surprised by the big names on this list.

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    Lee Trevino

    Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American retired professional golfer who is regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history. He was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. Trevino won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events over the course of his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. The Masters was the only major that eluded him. He is an icon for Mexican Americans, and is often referred to as "The Merry Mex" and "Supermex," both affectionate nicknames given to him by other golfers....  more
    • Age: 81


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    Nancy Marie Lopez (born January 6, 1957) is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1977 and won 48 LPGA Tour events, including three major championships....  more
    • Age: 63

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    Ernie Gonzalez (born February 19, 1961) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s. Gonzalez was born in San Diego, California. His father was of Mexican descent and his mother was Puerto Rican. He attended the United States International University, where he played on the golf team. He turned professional in 1983. Gonzalez played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1985–1989. He shot a 14-under-par 128 to edge Joey Sindelar by one stroke to win the rain-shortened 36-hole Pensacola Open in 1986 for his only Tour victory. The win by Gonzalez is the first by a left-handed golfer on the PGA Tour since Bob Charles at the 1974 Greater Greensboro Open.After losing his...  more
    • Age: 59
  • Homero Blancas

    Homero Blancas, Jr. (born March 7, 1938) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour). Blancas, who is of Mexican American descent, was born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston from 1958–1962, and was a member of the golf team. Blancas shot a record-setting round of 55 (27-28) in a college tournament, which stands as the lowest round in the history of competitive golf. His 13 birdies and an eagle on a par-70 course in Longview, Texas on August 19, 1962 earned him the nickname "Mr. 55". He was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978. Blancas' 55 shot round...  more
    • Age: 82