Bunky Henry

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Bunky" Henry
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name George Walter Henry, Jr.
Born (1944-02-08) February 8, 1944 (age 70)
Valdosta, Georgia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Georgia Tech
Turned professional 1967
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1970
U.S. Open 9th: 1969
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T11: 1969

George Walter "Bunky" Henry, Jr. (born February 8, 1944) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Henry was born in Valdosta, Georgia.[1] He attended Georgia Tech on a football scholarship, where he also played golf. He turned professional in 1967 and played on the PGA Tour for 12 years.[2]

Henry's career year in professional golf was 1969, when he won the National Airlines Open Invitational, and had his two best finishes in majors: solo 9th place at the U.S. Open and T-11 at the PGA Championship.[2][3]

Henry began play on the Senior PGA Tour (now called the Champions Tour) in 1994. His best finish was a T-3 at the 1996 Boone Valley Classic.

Henry was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.[2]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1960 Georgia State Junior Jaycee Championship
  • 1961 Golden Isles Invitational, Okeefenokee Invitational
  • 1962 Southern Amateur
  • 1965 Canadian Amateur
  • 1966 Peach Blossom
  • 1967 Peach Blossom

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Mar 30, 1969 National Airlines Open Invitational −10 (69-73-66-70=278) 1 stroke Australia Bruce Crampton, United States Bob Murphy,
United States Dan Sikes, United States Dave Stockton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 88. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bio page from Georgia Golf Hall of Fame". Retrieved May 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 21, 2009. 

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