Who is generally credited with the quote, “If you are caught in a storm and are afraid of lightning hold up a 1 iron. Even God can’t hit a 1 iron.”?

Category: Champions of the Game
Lee Trevino - Even God cant hit a 1 iron


This multi Major winner has, in fact, been struck by lightning.


Lee Trevino was known for his humor and his quotes. This is one of his.

More interesting reading and links of interest

  • His lightning struck happened during the 1975 Western Open. After being struck he had to undergo surgery to his spine.
  • Another of Lee’s favourite quotes was “You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.”.
  • He won 6 Majors; 2 US Opens, 2 British Opens, and 2 USPGA’s.  No Masters; he was known to say Augusta National didn’t suit his game.
  • His early years were challenging. His father left the family when Lee was very young. At the age of 5 he spent time working in the cottonfields to earn money for the family.
  • You can learn more about Lee’s life and his career at this Wikipedia page.
  • Do yourself a favor and set aside time to watch this video of Lee’s fascinating life.