He first hit the big time when he won the Southwest Conference Championship while a student at Texas A and M. He turned pro a few years later and won his first title as a pro in the 1962 St. Petersburg Open. He won 12 other championships on the Pro Tour and is still competing. His biggest victory came in the 1964 PGA Tourney at Columbus, Ohio. Three years later he finished second in the Masters and in 1968 was appointed head professional at Firestone Country Club. In 1971 he was named a member of Golf Magazine's All-American team and has also won the Canadian Open Championship. He was a member of the 1967 Ryder Cup team where he won all four of his matches.