Bunky Henry

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Bunky Henry
Personal information
Full name George Walter Henry Jr.
Nickname Bunky
Born (1944-02-08)February 8, 1944
Valdosta, Georgia
Died August 17, 2018(2018-08-17) (aged 74)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Georgia Tech
Turned professional 1967
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Senior PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1970
U.S. Open 9th: 1969
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T11: 1969

George Walter "Bunky" Henry Jr. (February 8, 1944 – August 17, 2018) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in Valdosta, Georgia,[1] Henry attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta on a football scholarship, and also played on the Yellow Jackets' golf team. He turned professional in 1967 and played on the PGA Tour for 12 years.[2]

Henry's career year in professional golf was 1969, when he won the National Airlines Open Invitational,[3] and had his two best finishes in majors: solo ninth at the U.S. Open and T-11 at the PGA Championship.[2][4]

Henry began play at age fifty on the Senior PGA Tour in 1994, and his best finish was a tie for third at the Boone Valley Classic in Missouri in 1996.[5]

Henry was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.[2]

Henry died on August 17, 2018 at the age of 74.[6]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1960 Georgia State Junior Jaycee Championship
  • 1961 Golden Isles Invitational, Okeefenokee Invitational
  • 1962 Southern Amateur
  • 1965 Canadian Amateur
  • 1966 Peach Blossom
  • 1967 Peach Blossom

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up
1 Mar 30, 1969 National Airlines Open Invitational 69-73-66-70=278 −10 1 stroke Australia Bruce Crampton, United States Bob Murphy,
United States Dan Sikes, United States Dave Stockton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 88. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bio page from Georgia Golf Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Henry gains Miami Victory". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. March 31, 1969. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Senior PGA Tour". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). news services. September 9, 1996. p. 2B. 
  6. ^ Livsey, Laury (August 20, 2018). "Tour winner Henry passes away at age 74". PGA Tour. 

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