Bill Garrett (golfer)

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Bill Garrett
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Frank Garrett
Born(1940-09-06)September 6, 1940
Amarillo, Texas
DiedFebruary 25, 2010(2010-02-25) (aged 69)
Granbury, Texas
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality United States
CollegeNorth Texas State University
Turned professional1964
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT55: 1971
U.S. OpenCUT: 196466, 1971, 1975, 1981
The Open ChampionshipT47: 1975

William Frank Garrett (September 6, 1940 – February 25, 2010)[1] was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Garrett was born in Amarillo, Texas.[2] He graduated from North Texas State University in 1962.[2] He turned professional in 1964.[2]

Garrett was a member of the PGA Tour from 1964–1979; he earned a living as a senior club professional after his days as a touring professional were over.[3]

Garrett won the 1970 Coral Springs Open Invitational by one stroke over Bob Murphy.[4] His best finish in a major was a T-47 at the 1975 British Open.[5]

As a senior golfer, Garrett played in the PGA Senior Club Professional Championship several times finishing third in 1993, second in 1994 and T-3 in 1995. He lived in Grapevine, Texas in 1995[6] and Granbury, Texas at the time of his death in 2010.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins[edit]


  1. ^ a b "William Frank Garrett obituary". Amarillo Globe-News. February 26, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 69–70. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  3. ^ "Today in Golf History: September 6". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
  4. ^ "Today in Golf History: December 6". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
  5. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Archived from the original on November 10, 2007. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
  6. ^ "1995 PGA Senior Club Professional Championship". Retrieved August 7, 2008.

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