Jackie Burke Jr.
As the son of a golf professional, it was only natural that Jack Burke, Jr. develop a love for the sport. He turned pro at the age of 17 and became the head pro at the Galveston Country Club before his 20th birthday. During World War II, Burke put his golf career on hold while he served in the Marine Corps. Burke won 15 titles on the PGA Tour including two majors in 1956, the Masters and the PGA Championship. He also had an amazing streak of four consecutive victories in 1952. Burke played on five Ryder Cup teams in the 1950s and was the non-playing captain of the 1973 team. In 1958 Burke and Jimmy Demaret founded Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Burke was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame in 1976, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.