Charles Coody

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Charles Coody
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Billy Charles Coody
Born (1937-07-13) July 13, 1937 (age 77)
Stamford, Texas
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Abilene Christian University
Texas Christian University
Turned professional 1963
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
European Tour 2
Champions Tour 5
Other 1 (regular)
3 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament Won: 1971
U.S. Open T13: 1969
The Open Championship T5: 1971
PGA Championship 4th: 1977

Billy Charles Coody (born July 13, 1937) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1971 Masters Tournament.

Coody was born in Stamford, Texas and raised in Abilene, Texas. He attended Abilene Christian University before transferring to and graduating in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in Business from Texas Christian University; he made his pro debut in 1963.[1]

Coody had three wins on the PGA Tour and three wins off Tour in his regular career. He played on the 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Coody was known as one of the best iron players of his era.[2]

As a senior, Coody played on the Senior PGA Tour (now called the Champions Tour), winning five times. Coody played his final Masters Tournament in 2006, then retired from active competition.

Coody was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. A college golf tournament, the Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate, is named for him. He also lends his name to a charity event, the Charles Coody Classic.[2]

Professional wins (14)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 7, 1964 Dallas Open Invitational −13 (67-67-68-69=271) 1 stroke United States Jerry Edwards
2 Jun 29, 1969 Cleveland Open Invitational −9 (67-64-71-69=271) 2 strokes Australia Bruce Crampton
3 Apr 11, 1971 Masters Tournament −9 (66-73-70-70=279) 2 strokes United States Johnny Miller, United States Jack Nicklaus

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1971 World Series of Golf

Senior PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 12, 1989 General Tire Las Vegas Classic −11 (67-69-69=205) Playoff New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez
2 Oct 7, 1990 Vantage Championship −14 (67-65-70=202) 3 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Al Geiberger
3 Jun 2, 1991 NYNEX Commemorative −17 (66-62-65=193) 3 strokes United States Don Massengale
4 Oct 20, 1991 Transamerica Senior Golf Championship −12 (67-66-71=204) 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino
5 Jun 16, 1996 du Maurier Champions −9 (69-70-67-65=271) 1 stroke United States Larry Mowry

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1989 General Tire Las Vegas Classic New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other senior wins (3)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1971 Masters Tournament Tied for lead −9 (66-73-70-70=279) 2 strokes United States Johnny Miller, United States Jack Nicklaus

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP T30 T5
U.S. Open CUT CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT T52 T28 T16 T13
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T8 T7
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T12 1 T12 T29 T29 T40 T5 CUT CUT T34
U.S. Open T64 T63 CUT T29 CUT CUT T38 DNP T30 DNP
The Open Championship DNP T5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T35 CUT 15 T35 DNP CUT T8 4 CUT CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T38 T40 CUT T36 CUT T44 CUT CUT CUT T38
U.S. Open T47 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T41 74 DNP T55 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT CUT DNP T57 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 1 0 0 3 3 5 41 16
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 4 5 15 10
Totals 1 0 0 5 8 13 75 37
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1966 U.S. Open – 1971 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1968 PGA – 1969 Masters)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

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