Dave Stockton, PGATwo-time winner of the PGA Championship
Stockton started golf at age 3, walking adjacent fairways with his father, Gail, at Arrowhead Country Club with a 3-wood and a putter. His skills developed over time, as did his love of all sports. But a broken back at age 15 left golf, rather than basketball or baseball, as Dave’s best choice for a sports career. Like his father, he enrolled at USC, winning the Pacific-8 golf championship, an honor his father had gained in his collegiate career. Earning his first professional win at the Colonial Invitational in 1967, Stockton went on to 10 more PGA Tour victories, including the PGA Championships in 1970 and 1976. He added 14 more titles during his tenure on the Champions Tour, including the 1996 U.S. Senior Open.