BEN CRENSHAW. Ben Crenshaw, was one of the best putters to ever play on the PGA Tour. A member of the tour since 1973 Crenshaw has 19 tour titles, including the 1973 Texas Open - his first appearance as a pro. Crenshaw's other victories include the 1983 Byron Nelson, 1984 Masters, 1990 Southwestern Bell Colonial and the 1995 Masters. Crenshaw played on four Ryder Cup teams (1981, 1983, 1987, 1995) and captained the victorious 1999 team which made the biggest comeback in the event's history. The US team won 8 singles points on the final day to come back from four points down. Along with teammate Tom Kite he led the University of Texas to consecutive NCAA titles (1971-72). Crenshaw was individual champion in 1971 and '73 and shared the crown with Kite in 1972. The USGA presented him with its highest honor in 1992, the Bob Jones Award. He is now playing on the Champions Tour where he has one win from the 2009 Wendy's Champions Skins Game. Crenshaw was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Ben Crenshaw

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