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Encyclopedia > Miller Barber

Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

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Career

Barber graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1954, turned professional four years later, and won his first PGA Tour event in 1964. He notched up eleven tour wins in total, but did not win a major championship. The University of Arkansas (also known as the U. of A. or simply Arkansas) is a public, coeducational, land-grant university system. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Barber became eligible to play on the Senior PGA Tour around a year after is was founded. He was one of the dominant players on the tour throughout the 1980s, competing on even terms with players who had had much more distinguished earlier careers such as Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer. His twenty four wins on the Tour included five senior majors, three of them U.S. Senior Opens. Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1964 Cajun Classic Open Invitational
  • 1967 Oklahoma City Open Invitational
  • 1968 Byron Nelson Golf Classic
  • 1969 Kaiser International Open Invitational
  • 1970 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
  • 1971 Phoenix Open Invitational
  • 1972 Dean Martin Tucson Open
  • 1973 World Open Golf Championship
  • 1974 Ohio Kings Island Open
  • 1977 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic
  • 1978 Phoenix Open

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Champions Tour wins

  • 1981 Peter Jackson Champions, Suntree Seniors Classic, Senior PGA Championship
  • 1982 U.S. Senior Open, Suntree Seniors Classic, Hilton Head Seniors International
  • 1983 Senior Players Championship, Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Pro-Am, United Virginia Bank Seniors, Hilton Head Seniors International
  • 1984 Roy Clark Challenge, U.S. Senior Open, Greater Syracuse Senior Classic, Denver Post Champions of Golf
  • 1985 Sunrise Senior Classic, U.S. Senior Open, PaineWebber World Seniors Invitational
  • 1986 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions
  • 1987 Showdown Classic, Newport Cup
  • 1988 Showdown Classic, Fairfield-Barnett Space Coast Classic
  • 1989 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions, Vintage Chrysler Invitational

Senior majors are shown in bold. The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


See also

Golfers with 20 Champions Tour wins


External link

Profile on the PGA Tours official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/149768)


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