Don January won golf championships in five decades. In the 1940s he won two Dallas City Junior Championships and led Sunset High School to a state title. In the 1950s, he helped North Texas State win three consecutive NCAA championships from 1950-1952. In the 1960s, he made a hole-in-one worth $50,000 and won six more tour events, including the 1967 PGA Championship. In the 1970s, he won three more tour championships and became the oldest player in history, at the age of 46, to win the Vardon Trophy for the tour's year low-stroke average. A member of the 1965 and 1977 Ryder Cup teams, he became the 20th player in history to surpass $1 million in official winnings. January has 22 Senior PGA Tour victories including the inaugural senior tournament in 1980, the Atlantic City Seniors International. January was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.