Cary Middlecoff forsook dentistry to become one of the world’s greatest golfers of his time. Before turning pro, Cary won four consecutive Tennessee Amateur Championships (1940, 1941, 1942, and 1943). He won 37 PGA Tour events, including the 1949 and 1956 U.S. Open and the 1955 Masters. The only Tennessean to have been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Middlecoff played on three Ryder Cup teams (1953, 1955, and 1959). He was the tour’s leading money winner in the 1950’s. After his retirement in 1963, he became a successful TV golf commentator.