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Raymond Floyd

  • Birthplace: Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Residence: Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Birthdate: September 4, 1942
  • Age: 64
  • Turned Pro: 1961
  • College: North Carolina
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 17, 18

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Player Notes

In his youth, Floyd wavered between a career in baseball or golf, but a victory at the 1960 National Jaycees tournament tipped the scales toward golf, though he maintains his ties to baseball, particularly the Chicago Cubs. Floyd was rookie of the Year on tour in 1963, recording a win at the St. Petersburg Open. Floyd won 22 times in more than three decades on the PGA Tour, including four major championships (1969 and '82 PGA, 1976 Masters and 1986 U.S. Open), the 1982 Memorial Tournament and the 1981 Tournament Players Championship, where he defeated Curtis Strange in a playoff. Floyd's last victory on the PGA Tour was the 1992 Doral Ryder Open, winning at age 49 two weeks after losing his home to a fire. One of the greatest disappointments of his career was the 1990 Masters, which he lost in a playoff to Nick Faldo after hitting his approach into the water at the 11th hole on the second extra hole. . . Winner, 1983 Vardon Trophy. . . Competed on seven Ryder Cup Teams (1969, '75, '77, '81, '83, '85 and '91) Floyd also was the Captain of the 1989 Ryder Cup Team. . . Had surgery for prostate cancer on Dec. 17, 2002_Reported that surgery was successful and has declared himself in good health.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
14 - 1992 GTE North Classic, Ralph�s Senior Classic, Senior PGA Tour Championship, 1993 Gulfstream Aerospace, Northville Long Island Classic, 1994 Tradition, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Cadillac NFL Golf Classic, Senior PGA Tour Championship, 1995 PGA Seniors' Championship, Burnet Senior Classic, Emerald Coast Classic, 1996 Ford Senior Players Championship, 2000 Ford Senior Players Championship.

PGA Tour
22 - 1963 St. Petersburg Open, 1965 St. Paul Open, 1969 Jacksonville Open, American Golf Classic, PGA Championship, 1975 Kemper Open, 1976 Masters, World Open, 1977 Byron Nelson Classic, Pleasant Valley Classic, 1979 Greensboro Open, 1980 Doral-Eastern Open, 1981 Doral Eastern Open, Tournament Players Championship, Manufactures Hanover-Westchester Classic, 1982 Memorial Tournament, Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic, PGA Championship, 1985 Houston Open, 1986 U.S. Open, Walt Disney/Oldsmobile Classic, 1992 Doral Ryder Open

Other
1995, '96, '97 and '98 Skins Game, 1996 Senior Slam, 1978 Brazilian Open, 1981 Canada PGA, 1985 Chrysler Team Championship (with Hal Sutton), 1988 Skins Game, the 1990 RMCC Invitational (with Fred Couples), the 1992 Fuji Electric Grandslam Seniors in Japan.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.87 (ranked 59th); money - $264,078 (ranked 55th).

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.09 (ranked 8th); money - $284,897 (ranked 56th); best finish, T3rd, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 67.95; money - $436,991 (ranked 14th), won GTE North Classic, Ralph's Senior Classic and Champions Tour Championship.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 69.69 (ranked T3rdth); money - $741,918 (ranked 13th); won Doral Ryder Open.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.67; money - $713,168 (ranked 9th); Winner, Gulfstream Aerostream Invitational and Northville Long Island Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.07; money - $126,516 (ranked 120th); best finish, T7th, U.S. Open.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; Top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average - 69.08 (ranked 1st); money - $1,382,762 (ranked 2nd); Winner, The Tradition, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Cadillac NFL Golf Classic and Champions Tour Championship.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 69.98; money - $95,017 (ranked 158th); best finish, T10th, Masters.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; Top-10 finishes - 19; scoring average - 69.47 (ranked 1st); money - $1,419,545 (ranked 2nd); winner, PGA Seniors' Championship, Burnet Senior Classic, Emerald Coast Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 70.47; money - $65,031 (ranked 180th); best finish, T17th, Doral Ryder Open and Masters.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Top-10 finishes - 16; scoring average - 70.22 (ranked 3rd); money - $1,043,051 (ranked 8th); winner, Ford Senior Players Championship. Played twice on the PGA Tour in 1996 finishing T8th at Doral and T25th in the Masters. Earned $67,800 for the two events.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.84 (ranked T10th); money - $702,472 (ranked 19th); best finish, T2nd, LG Championship. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 1998 finishing T15th at Doral and missed cut in the Masters. Earned $31,000 for the two events.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.66 (ranked T17th); money - $683,314 (ranked 27th); best finish, T2nd, MasterCard Championship and Ameritech Senior Open. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 1999 finishing 82nd at Doral Ryder and T38th in the Masters. Earned $28,480 for those two events.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.82 (ranked 26th); money - $717,258 (ranked 26th); Winner, Ford Senior Players Championship. Played three times on the PGA Tour in 2000 missing the cut in all three starts.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.72 (ranked 15th); money - $546,190 (ranked 34th); best finish, T2nd Verizon Classic and The Transamerica. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 2001 missing cut in Masters and Advil Western Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.36; money - $205,718 (ranked 70th); best finish, T15th Senior PGA Championship. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 2002 missing cut in Masters and Advil Western Open.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.61; money - $201,675 (ranked 66th); best finish, T9th SBC Classic & Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 2003 missing cut in Masters & Advil Western Open.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.15; money - $169,679 (ranked 69th); best finish, T4th Allianz Championship. Played two times on the PGA Tour in 2004 missing cut in Masters & U.S. Open.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 12; top 10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.31 (ranked N/A); money - $177,308 (ranked 69th); best finish - T-8th Allianz Championship.

2005 Note
Returned to the site of his 1969 PGA Championship victory and was in contention for most of the U.S. Senior Open before finishing T14 after a final-round 77. Played once on the PGA Tour missing cut in Masters.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 9; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.96 (ranked N/A); money - $330,708 (ranked 51st); best finish - 2nd Boeing Championship at Sandestin. Missed cut at the Masters.

2006 Note
Played once on the PGA Tour missing cut in Masters. Matched his age for the first time with a final-round, 8-under 63, one off his Champions Tour career-best, on The Raven Course at Sandestin. Eventually fell one stroke short of Bobby Wadkins but still became the third-youngest player in Champions Tour annals to shoot his age in a round that included five consecutive birdies on the back nine.

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