|Full name||Fred Walter Marti|
November 15, 1940 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|College||University of Houston|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T54: 1970|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T9: 1971|
Marti was born in Houston, Texas. He played college golf at the University of Houston with Homero Blancas, Dick Crawford, Babe Hiskey, Rocky Thompson, and Kermit Zarley. He was a member of the 1962 team that went undefeated and won the NCAA Division I Championship.
Marti turned professional in 1964. He played the PGA Tour from 1964 to 1980. His best finishes were a trio of second places: 2nd at the 1971 Kaiser International Open Invitational, 2nd at the 1972 Colonial National Invitation, and 2nd at the 1978 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open. His best finish in a major was a T-9 at the 1971 PGA Championship.
After retiring from the PGA Tour in 1980, Marti replaced Homero Blancas as the head golf professional at Silverbell Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona. He was recognized by the Southwest Section of the PGA as Teacher of the Year in 1989. In 1996, Marti returned to his hometown of Baytown, Texas after accepting the head professional position at Evergreen Point Golf Course. Though retired, he continues to coach PGA Tour player Shawn Stefani.
this list may be incomplete
- 1981 Arizona Open
- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 127. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- Houston Cougars Golf - 2010 Media Guide page 71
- Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 349. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
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