17 Facts About Raymond Floyd


Raymond Loran Floyd was born on September 4,1942 and is an American retired golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, including four majors and four senior majors.

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Raymond Floyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Raymond Floyd owned a nearby driving range where Raymond and younger sister Marlene, a future LPGA tour pro, honed their games.

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Raymond Floyd won his first major title six years later at the PGA Championship in 1969, and the second came in 1976 at The Masters, by an eight-stroke margin and was won wire-to-wire.

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Raymond Floyd won his second PGA Championship in 1982, after shooting a brilliant opening round of 63 in sweltering hot conditions at Southern Hills Country Club.

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Raymond Floyd finished 1982 ranked second in Mark McCormack's world golf rankings, behind only Tom Watson who had won two majors that season; had those rankings been calculated over just two seasons, on a par with the system in place at the end of 2012, Raymond Floyd would have been ranked world number one in 1982, as he had earned more points from all events in total than Watson in both 1981 and 1982.

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Norman faltered on Sunday with a 75, but Raymond Floyd shot 66 to win by two strokes and became the then-oldest US Open champion by a few months at 43 years and nine months.

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One major title that eluded Raymond Floyd, which prevented him from completing the career grand slam, was The Open Championship.

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Raymond Floyd came very close to winning a second Green Jacket at the 1990 Masters, where he lost in a playoff to Nick Faldo.

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In 1992, Raymond Floyd again finished runner-up at The Masters, two strokes behind the winner Fred Couples.

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Raymond Floyd won on the Senior PGA Tour later that season, making him the first player to win on both tours in the same year.

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Raymond Floyd's successful run continued on the Senior Tour, with 14 wins between 1992 and 2000, including four senior majors and two Senior Tour Championships.

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Raymond Floyd holed many shots from just off the green, the most famous may have been at the Doral-Eastern Open in 1980, where his successful birdie chip on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff defeated Jack Nicklaus.

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Raymond Floyd won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour in 1983 and played for the US on eight Ryder Cup teams.

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Raymond Floyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Raymond Floyd captained the US Ryder Cup team at The Belfry in England in 1989.

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Raymond Floyd was the honoree at Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in 2013.

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