Raymond Floyd was born September 4th 1942 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Floyd’s first major win occurred at the PGA Championship in 1969, eight years after turning pro. He won the PGA a second time in 1982 with an opening round of 63.
Floyd’s 1976 win at The Masters was by eight strokes and was a “wire to wire”, meaning he led the field after each round.
Floyd’s last major win was the US Open in 1986. Starting the final round Floyd was tied for 5th place. He shot a round of 66 to win by two stokes and become the oldest player up to then to win the US Open at aged 43. This record is now held by Hale Irwin who was 45 when he won in 1990.
Floyd was never able to complete golf's Grand Slam. His best finish in the Open Championship was 1978 where he tied for second place. Jack Nicklaus won that year.
"Golf is a game, and games are meant to be enjoyed".
- Raymond Floyd
Last updated: 22-Nov-2020