Billy Ray Brown
|Billy Ray Brown|
|— Golfer —|
April 5, 1963 |
Missouri City, Texas
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Residence||Missouri City, Texas|
|College||University of Houston|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T19: 1992|
|U.S. Open||T3: 1990|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1992|
|PGA Championship||T40: 1992|
Billy Ray Brown (born April 5, 1963) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and a current on course reporter for Golf Channel and commentator for CBS Sports.
Brown was born, raised and makes his home in Missouri City, Texas. He attended the University of Houston, and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years.
Brown had three wins in PGA Tour events during his playing career which was cut short by an injury and subsequent surgeries to his wrist. His best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 U.S. Open. He had 17 top-10 finishes in 315 PGA Tour events.
After his playing days ended, Brown moved into the media to serve as an on-course reporter for ABC Sports from 1999 until 2006. In 2007, Brown joined the Golf Channel as an on-course reporter for their PGA Tour coverage. He was moved to the Champions Tour coverage in 2008. In this capacity he worked Champions Tour events on network television as well.
Amateur wins (1)
this list may be incomplete
- 1982 NCAA Championship
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Jul 28, 1991||Canon Greater Hartford Open||−10 (67-72-65-67=271)||Playoff||Rick Fehr, Corey Pavin|
|2||May 17, 1992||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic||−11 (69-64-66=199)||Playoff|| Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd,
|3||Jul 20, 1997||Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic||−17 (69-66-69-67=271)||1 stroke||Mike Standly|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)
|1||1991||Canon Greater Hartford Open||Rick Fehr, Corey Pavin||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1992||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic|| Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd,
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Masters Live on CBSSports.com Returns for 2013 Masters". CBS Sports. April 3, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 22, 2008.