WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Ben Crenshaw, who has been named the 2017 Texas Legend
  for the Eddie Lucio Scholarship Fund; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Austin, champion golfer Ben Crenshaw
  grew up playing with future greats such as Tom Kite, Bruce
  Lietzke, and Bill Rogers; he attended The University of Texas on
  a golf scholarship, and he became the first freshman player to
  capture the individual title at a National Collegiate Athletic
  Association Tournament; and
         WHEREAS, Ben has won numerous professional championships
  in the course of his celebrated career, including the 1984 and
  1995 Masters Tournaments; his dramatic win at the 1995 tournament
  will long be remembered by golf fans, as Ben earned his emotional
  victory within days of losing his lifelong friend and mentor,
  Harvey Penick; and
         WHEREAS, In 1999, Ben served as captain of the United States
  Ryder Cup team, and he led the team to the most stunning comeback
  victory in Ryder Cup history; and
         WHEREAS, Ben Crenshaw is a treasured citizen of the Lone Star
  State; he has been honored with numerous professional accolades,
  and he is the recipient of the 1992 Bob Jones Award, the highest
  honor bestowed by the United States Golf Association; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby commend Ben Crenshaw for
  his outstanding career as a professional golfer and congratulate
  him on being named the 2017 Texas Legend for the Eddie Lucio
  Scholarship Fund; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him
  as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on July 24, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate