Bert Greene (golfer)

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Bert Greene
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1944-02-11) February 11, 1944 (age 70)
Gray, Georgia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Tennessee
Turned professional 1966
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament 12th/T12: 1970, 1971
U.S. Open T42: 1969
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 3rd: 1969

Bert Greene (born February 11, 1944)[1] is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

Greene was born in Gray, Georgia.[1][2] He attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the golf team. He won the 1964 SEC Championship and was a third-team All-American in 1964 and 1965.

Greene turned professional in 1966.[1] He played on the PGA Tour from 1967 to 1975.[3] He won one Tour event, the 1973 Liggett Myers Open at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, North Carolina, in a playoff with Miller Barber.[3] He also finished second at the 1969 Westchester Classic, one stroke behind Frank Beard, and at the 1969 Tallahassee Open Invitational, one stroke behind Chuck Courtney.[3] His best finish in a major was a third-place finish at the 1969 PGA Championship.[4]

At a golf tournament in 1972, Greene was shot in the foot when a gun in his golf bag accidentally discharged.[5]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1963 Tennessee State Amateur
  • 1964 SEC Championship

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Feb 4, 1973 Liggett & Myers Open –6 (68-73-67-70=278) Playoff United States Miller Barber

PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1973 Liggett & Myers Open United States Miller Barber Won with birdie on fifth extra hole

Other wins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 76. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ Bert Greene - The Rise and Fall of a Middle Georgia Golfer
  3. ^ a b c Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  4. ^ "Bert Greene". GolfMajorChampionships.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  5. ^ Bert, Schroeder Fully Recovered

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