|Full name||William Timothy Britton|
November 13, 1955 |
Staten Island, New York
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||140 lb (64 kg; 10 st)|
|Residence||Rumson, New Jersey|
|College||Miami Dade North
University of Florida
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T7: 1990|
|U.S. Open||T60: 1984|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995|
|PGA Championship||4th: 1990|
Britton was born and raised on Staten Island, New York, and attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He played college golf at Miami Dade College, winning the National Junior College Championship in 1975. He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Buster Bishop's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition in 1976 and 1977. Britton graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 1979. He was mentored by Jim Albus, a club professional and six-time winner on the Champions Tour.
Britton is a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Amateur, and was the two-time defending champion when the tournament was held at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York, in 1977. He advanced to the quarterfinals at Century, and played Lou Mattiace, the father of future PGA Tour player Len Mattiace. In a memorable match, Mattiace dethroned the Staten Island native on the 18th green, 1-up.
Britton then turned professional in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1980.
After his years as a touring pro were over, Britton became a teaching pro and author in New Jersey. He has published articles for The Met Golfer, New Jersey Golfer and Sports Illustrated. He has been named one of the "Top Ten Teachers" in New Jersey by Golf Digest. He was New Jersey Section PGA's Player of the Year in 2002, and Senior Player of the Year in 2006. He has played in a limited number of Champions Tour events.
Amateur wins (4)
- 1975 Metropolitan Amateur, National Junior College Championship
- 1976 Metropolitan Amateur
- 1979 Azalea Invitational
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of Victory||Runner-up|
|1||Oct 1, 1989||Centel Classic||-16 (71-66-63=200)||4 strokes||Ronnie Black|
PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)
|1||1982||Walt Disney World Golf Classic||Hal Sutton||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1979 Metropolitan Open
- 1986 Westchester Open
- 2005 New Jersey PGA Championship
- 2006 New Jersey PGA Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||CUT||DNP||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (1989 PGA – 1990 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1990 Masters – 1990 PGA)
- 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1994 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- List of Florida Gators men's golfers on the PGA Tour
- List of University of Florida alumni
- Edelson, Stephen. "Rumson's Britton wins Senior PGA Pro National", Asbury Park Press, November 1, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2011.
- "Bill Britton". Monsignor Farrell Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 34, 39, 41 (2010). Retrieved July 11, 2011.[dead link]
- "Biographical information from Bill Britton Golf School". Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
- "Golf Major Championships".