Tom Lehman-A bit of Lee Trevino?
Born March 7, 1959 in Minnesota.
Turned professional in 1982
Tom Lehman has won 5 PGA tournaments, including one major ( British Open in 1996). Lehman`s consistency facilitated his rise to number one in the world rankings for a week in 1992, and was also the reason he was chosen to play in the Ryder cup team on three occasions.
Being chosen as Ryder Cup Captain in 2006 confirmed how respected he was by his peers, although his players lost heavily to a very strong European team.
The Lehman backswing summit bears a resemblance with one of the top players of the 1970s to 90s, Lee Trevino. The "clawed" left-wrist and flatter swing plane ensured Lehman was, like Trevino, also an impressive striker of the ball.
Also, just like Trevino, Lehman increased his waist angle in the forward response and held the release off until the last split-moment.
Any similarities are lost at contact and beyond as Lehman`s swing path follows a more "to the target" direction and the clubface is allowed to close in accordance with clubhead momentum.
The feet remain well planted on the floor while the torso revolves around the spinal axis upholds a Trevino connection.
Not totally unalike
Jay Dean Haas -born December 2, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Haas turned professional in 1976 and had a solid career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. He was chosen to play in the Ryder team three times.
Photo taken in 1985
A great example of longevity he was still featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking after his 50th birthday. In 2005, he won twice on the Champions Tour, while also continuing to play regularly on the PGA Tour.
A complete session on the range from wedge to driver. 1997
One of my favourite tournament golfers ever; to echo your points, wanted to earn enough to spend the the maximum amount of time with his family-made a strategy as a one-dimensional golfer and stuck with it. I guess being so talented helped ... 🙂