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Bill Britton

  • Birthplace: Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Residence: Rumson, N.J.
  • Birthdate: November 13, 1955
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1979
  • College: Florida
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Director of Instruction at Twin Brooks Golf Center in Tinton Falls, N.J…Tied for 8th in the 2006 Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship…Tied for 17th in the 2004 PGA Professional National Championship . . .Tied for 26th in the 2003 Eastern PGA Professional Championship. . . Competed on the PGA Tour from 1980 to 1999, competing in 413 events, making 23 Top-10 finishes and earning $1,896,917 . . .Winner of 1989 rain-shortened Centel Classic, and runner-up in 1992 Northern Telecom Open, (T-2) Anheuser Busch Classic, 1989 Hardee's Golf Classic, 1982 (lost playoff to Hal Sutton) in Walt Disney/Oldsmobile Classic. . .Winner, 1979 Metropolitan Open, 1975, '76 Metropolitan Amateur Championships, 1975 National Junior College Championship. Bill began his golfing career when he use to sneak under the fence at a public course near his home in Staten Island, N.Y. Started playing on the PGA Tour in 1980 and lost in a playoff against Hal Sutton at the 1982 Walt Disney World Classic. Bill shot a closing 64 to force the overtime. . . From 1983 through 1987, Britton struggled and did not even play on Tour in 1986. He regained his card in 1987, but poor season forced him back to Q-school to regain his exempt status for 1988. Played better in '88 and the confidence carried over into 1989 and he enjoyed his best year, capped off by a four-stroke victory in the Centel Classic. . . His strong play continued into 1990 and Britton gained national attention with his performances in The Masters and the PGA Championship. He tied for seventh place at Augusta and was fourth at Shoal Creek. Played full time on the PGA Tour between 1982 and 1996. He has played a total of 419 PGA Tour events, making 222 cuts. He finished in the Top-10, 23 times and on top of his win in the 1989 Centel Classic was runner-up in the 1982 Disney World, 1989 Hardee's Classic and the 1992 Northern Telecom Classic.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - 1989 Centel Classic

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