Bert Greene (golfer)
February 11, 1944 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|College||University of Tennessee|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||12th/T12: 1970, 1971|
|U.S. Open||T42: 1969|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 1969|
Greene was born in Gray, Georgia. 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. He played on the PGA Tour from 1967 to 1975. 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. 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. His best finish in a major was a third-place finish at the 1969 PGA Championship.
At a golf tournament in 1972, Greene was shot in the foot when a gun in his golf bag accidentally discharged.
- 1963 Tennessee State Amateur
- 1964 SEC Championship
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Feb 4, 1973||Liggett & Myers Open||–6 (68-73-67-70=278)||Playoff||Miller Barber|
PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)
|1||1973||Liggett & Myers Open||Miller Barber||Won with birdie on fifth extra hole|
- 1970 Brazil Open, Colombian Open, Los Lagartos Open (Bogotá, Colombia)
- 1971 Los Lagartos Open (Bogotá, Colombia)
- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 76. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- Bert Greene - The Rise and Fall of a Middle Georgia Golfer
- 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.
- "Bert Greene". GolfMajorChampionships.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- Bert, Schroeder Fully Recovered
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