From the Smithsonian Magazine….
The stories and the record scores accumulated in a fast pile. Not only did this John Montague play great and goofy golf, he seemed able to outdrink, out-eat, out-arm wrestle the world. His appetites and abilities seemed almost superhuman. He routinely showed off his strength. Need to change a tire? No jack was necessary. Montague could simply hold the proper end of the car aloft while someone else attached the spare.
In a town of interesting characters, he moved rapidly toward the top of the list. He became someone to know.
As it turned out, John Montague turned out to be a thief from upstate NY. Follow the link to find out more.