Nine-time PGA tour winner and a member of the winning 1931 Ryder Cup U.S. team.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the battleship USS Nevada in World War II.
He was known for his hot temper and tendency to trash-talk fellow golf pros.
He grew up in the rough-and-tumble Irish-Italian part of Brooklyn, New York.
He and Ed Dudley were both golf greats of the 1930s.