Bill Roland

  • Lema's five-stroke British Open victory in 1964 hinted that "Champagne Tony" was ready to take his career to new heights. (Getty Images)
    July 8, 2014

    What Might Have Been

    The plane crash that took the life of Tony Lema in 1966 makes the memory of his greatest golf triumph -- a British Open victory 50 years ago at St. Andrews -- all the more bittersweet.