Trevino never felt comfortable at Augusta National, both because of his colorful personality and his golf game that was dominated by a low, left-to-right ball flight. After competing in 1968 and 1969, he vowed never to play the Masters again. He would return, but he played sparingly, skipping the tournament in 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1977. If he didn't always make the trip to Augusta in his prime, it shouldn't be surprising that he has stayed away and remained critical of the famed track as he has aged. In a 2011 interview with Lorne Rubenstein, he said "Great tournament, great venue, great history. But it's not a great course."