Tony Lema

Tony Lema's Death

Born (Birthday) February 25, 1934

Death Date July 24, 1966

Age of Death 32 years

Cause of Death Aviation incident

Place of Death Lansing, Illinois, United States

Profession Golfer

The golfer Tony Lema died at the age of 32. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Former American golfer who won a dozen PGA Tour events, including the 1964 Open Championship.

He enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and served in Korea until 1955.

His legacy was honored when a golf course was named in his honor in 2001, located not far from his hometown.

How did Tony Lema die?

Anthony David Lema (February 25, 1934 – July 24, 1966) was an American professional golfer who rose to fame in the mid-1960s and won a major title, the 1964 Open Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. He died two years later at age 32 in an aircraft accident near Chicago.