A bit earlier today, I wrote a piece about Hubert Green, inspired both by his election to the hall of fame, and (in light of recent events at Virginia Tech), the death threats that he received and the chaos they caused at the 1977 US Open. But I thought that Curtis Strange also ought to get his due. So here it is.
Newly elected Golf Hall of Fame Member Curtis Strange was one of the best players on Tour in the 1980s, with 16 of his 17 victories coming during that time. Strange was the leading money winner in 1985 and 1987 and was the first to win a million dollars in official money during a season.
Strange won two majors: the 1988 and 1989 US Opens. He also played on five Ryder Cup teams (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1995) and captained the team in 2002. He now plays on the Champions Tour.
Strange is another of those players that I might put on the Underachievers’ list. While he did win back to back US Opens, and sixteen victories in ten years, it seemed as though he had a lot more in the bag. Still, a Hall of Fame Career pretty much speaks for itself.