Billy Ray Brown

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Billy Ray Brown
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1963-04-05) April 5, 1963 (age 51)
Missouri City, Texas
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Missouri City, Texas
Career
College University of Houston
Turned professional 1987
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T19: 1992
U.S. Open T3: 1990
The Open Championship CUT: 1992
PGA Championship T40: 1992

Billy Ray Brown (born April 5, 1963) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and a current on course reporter for Golf Channel and commentator for CBS Sports.[1]

Brown was born, raised and makes his home in Missouri City, Texas. He attended the University of Houston, and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years.

Brown had three wins in PGA Tour events during his playing career which was cut short by an injury and subsequent surgeries to his wrist. His best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 U.S. Open.[2] He had 17 top-10 finishes in 315 PGA Tour events.

After his playing days ended, Brown moved into the media to serve as an on-course reporter for ABC Sports from 1999 until 2006. In 2007, Brown joined the Golf Channel as an on-course reporter for their PGA Tour coverage. He was moved to the Champions Tour coverage in 2008. In this capacity he worked Champions Tour events on network television as well.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 28, 1991 Canon Greater Hartford Open −10 (67-72-65-67=271) Playoff United States Rick Fehr, United States Corey Pavin
2 May 17, 1992 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic −11 (69-64-66=199) Playoff United States Ben Crenshaw, United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Bruce Lietzke
3 Jul 20, 1997 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic −17 (69-66-69-67=271) 1 stroke United States Mike Standly

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1991 Canon Greater Hartford Open United States Rick Fehr, United States Corey Pavin Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1992 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic United States Ben Crenshaw, United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Bruce Lietzke
Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T42 T19 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP T3 T19 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT T73 T40 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masters Live on CBSSports.com Returns for 2013 Masters". CBS Sports. April 3, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 22, 2008. 

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