Nathaniel Crosby

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Nathaniel Crosby
Bing, Harry and Nathan Crosby (1975).jpg
Bing, Harry and Nathan Crosby in 1975
Personal information
Full nameNathaniel Patrick Crosby
Born (1961-10-29) October 29, 1961 (age 57)
Hillsborough, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Miami
Turned professional1984
Regained amateur status in 1994
Former tour(s)European Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1982, 1983, 1984
U.S. Open59th: 1982
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1982, 1983
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Nathaniel Patrick Crosby (born October 29, 1961) is an American golfer. He won the 1981 U.S. Amateur and played on the winning 1982 Eisenhower Trophy and 1983 Walker Cup teams. He turned professional but had little success and was later reinstated as an amateur. He is the son of Bing Crosby.

Early life[edit]

Crosby was born at Hillsborough, California. He is the seventh child of the actor and singer Bing Crosby and the youngest of his three children from his second marriage to the actress Kathryn Grant.[1]

Crosby performed with his father, mother, brother Harry and sister Mary in several Christmas television shows and at the London Palladium in 1976. He starred along with the rest of his family, in the 1970 television musical Goldilocks.

Golf career[edit]

As a high level amateur golfer, Crosby won the 1981 U.S. Amateur at the age of 19 years 10 months. He then won the Porter Cup in 1982 and was also low amateur at the 1982 U.S. Open, finishing 59th. He played on the winning 1982 Eisenhower Trophy and 1983 Walker Cup teams. He turned professional in 1984 and having failed to gain a place on the PGA Tour, played on the European Tour from 1985 to 1987.[2]

Crosby then turned his attention to the business side of golf, becoming involved in golf club manufacturing companies and golf real estate. He regained his amateur status in 1994, initially in order to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the tournament founded by his father.[3] He went on to play again in the Porter Cup and U.S Amateur, but this time without success.[2]

In 2005, Crosby was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Crosby will captain the 2019 Walker Cup team.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Crosby married twice and is a father to six children.[5]

Amateur wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open 59 LA
The Open Championship CUT CUT

Note: Crosby never played in the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut

U.S. national team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "The Legacy". Sports Illustrated. June 16, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  2. ^ a b Kroichick, Ron (August 5, 2007). "A longshot, once again". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  3. ^ Glick, Shav (January 26, 1994). "Bing's boy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  4. ^ "Nathaniel Crosby appointed US captain for Walker Cup". USA Today. Associated Press. December 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Crosby Family". Bing Retrieved 2017-09-29.

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