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Encyclopedia > Raymond Floyd

Raymond Floyd often known as "Ray" Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Fort Bragg is a census-designated place and United States Army post, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, near Fayetteville. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


Floyd attended the University of North Carolina. He turned professional in 1961, and quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, with his first victory coming at the St. Petersburg Open Invitational in 1963. He went on to win twenty-two times on tour, with his final win coming in 1992 at the age of forty-nine, making him one of the oldest players to win a PGA Tour event. The University of North Carolina, often called the University of North Carolina System to avoid confusion, is a federation of all sixteen public universities in North Carolina. ...


Floyd's wins included four major championships: the 1969 and 1982 PGA Championships; the 1976 Masters Tournament; and the 1986 U.S. Open. He also ranks among the oldest players to have won a major. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ...


Floyd's successful run continued after he became eligible to compete on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in 1992, with fourteen wins between 1992 and 2000. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


In addition to his victories on these two main tours, Floyd won at least twenty-four additional tournaments around the world, taking his total victory tally to at least sixty events.

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PGA Tour wins

Major championships shown in bold. The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The FedEx St. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other regular career victories

  • 1978 Brazilian Open
  • 1979 Costa Rica Open
  • 1981 Canadian PGA, Seiko Point Leader
  • 1982 Seiko Point Leader
  • 1985 Chrysler Team Championship (with Hal Sutton)
  • 1988 Skins Game
  • 1990 RMCC Invitational (with Fred Couples)
  • 1993 Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (with Steve Elkington)

Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... Frederick Stephen Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Steve Elkington (1962- ) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ...

Champions Tour wins

Senior majors shown in bold. The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Other senior wins

  • 1992 Fuji Electric Grandslam
  • 1994 Diners Club Matches (with Dave Eichelberger), Senior Skins Game
  • 1995 Senior Skins Game, Senior Slam at Los Cabos, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.), Lexus Challenge (with Michael Chiklis)
  • 1996 Senior Skins Game, Senior Slam at Los Cabos, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.)
  • 1997 Senior Skins Game, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.), Lexus Challenge (with William Devane)
  • 1998 Senior Skins Game
  • 2000 Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Robert Floyd)

Michael Chiklis is an American stage and television actor. ... William Devane (born September 5, 1940) is an American film and television actor, born in Albany, New York. ...

See also

This is a list of all the golfers who have won twenty or more official events on the PGA TOUR. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold. ...

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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CNNSI.com & The Augusta Chronicle - Augusta - The Masters - History - Course clubbed by 5-wood - Sunday April 01, ... (812 words)
Floyd decided to use it in the Masters because he seldom hit his 1-iron during the tournament, so he took out that club and replaced it with the 5-wood.
Floyd discovered the 5-wood was perfect for the second shots to the par-5s at Augusta National, which are often off sidehill lies and require high shots into the greens.
Floyd, who was 33 at the time, practically sealed the victory when he made a birdie on the 18th hole in the third round, pushing his lead to eight shots.
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