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Robert Gardner (Golf, track, racquets. Born, Hinsdale, IL, Apr. 9, 1890; died, Lake Forest, IL, June 21, 1956.) Perhaps the only man ever to win major championships in three significant sports, Robert Gardner was a Yale graduate who was four times a finalist in the national amateur golf championship. Gardner won the golf title in 1909 and 1915 while being the runner-up in 1916 and 1922. As an undergraduate at Yale, he was the I.C.4A. pole vault winner in 1912 at 13’1”, becoming the first to clear 13’ in competition. In 1926, he paired with Howard Linn to win the racquets national doubles title.