‘Drive My Wife Crazy’: Retired Golf Legend Lee Trevino Had a Hysterical Reason for Not Being a ‘Good Sleeper’

Published 02/05/2023, 5:30 PM EST

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The golf world has seen numerous former professionals making unfathomable records on the field. And thinking of such retired players brings us to American legend Lee Trevino, who has had a remarkable journey on the PGA Tour. Fans love him for his sense of humor as much as they do for his golfing skills. And he was once in an interview where he shared the hilarious reason behind being a bad sleeper.

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Why is Lee Trevino a bad sleeper?

More than playing the game, retired pro Lee Trevino loves enlightening others about golf. However, that has not taken away the fact that he still plays golf every day. At the age of 83, the golfer loves to hit a few shots as part of his daily routine and is still the same sharp man.

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At the 2022 PNC Championship, the golf star took the time to showcase all the different anecdotes of golf. But other than the sport, there is another thing that fans got to know about him in an interview with KSDK News. Sitting with the underdog, the host asked him why he described himself as a bad sleeper. And his response to the question will definitely make you giggle.

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“Well, I tell people I’m not a good sleeper simply because I can’t wait to get up in the morning just to hear what I have to say,” the GOAT of comedy said. “I mean, my mouth is going all the time. You know, I drive my wife crazy.” That’s classic Lee Trevino for you!

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Born in 1939, the golfer always had a knack for the game since his early years in life. And fans witnessed his commendable journey as he made it to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. With six major championships, similar to LIV Golf face Phil Mickelson, and 29 PGA Tour victories, it’s safe to count Trevino among the greatest players of all time.

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Other than giving electrifying performances, the golf ace once got hit by lightning while on the field. The near-death experience shook the player to the core. After recovering from the incident, he explained what went on inside his head. “Your whole life flashes before you,” said the golfer. He mentioned how he started thinking about his wife and family moments before he blacked out completely.

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Trevino has a memorable professional life to look back at, therefore countless stories for his fans. Can you think of another tale from the sports superstar? Let us know in the comments section.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.
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