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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?
Tony Lema's death was caused by Aviation incident.
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.
|Cause of death||Aviation incident|
|Age of death||32 years|
|Birthday||February 25, 1934|
|Death date||July 24, 1966|
|Place of death||Lansing, Illinois, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|