|Full name||Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr.|
February 28, 1936 |
|College||University of Houston|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||34th: 1957|
|U.S. Open||T40: 1965|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T68: 1972|
A native of Amarillo, Texas, Baxter won the U.S. Junior Amateur at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club in 1953. He attended the University of Houston, where he was an All-American member of the golf team.
Baxter was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Honor in 1971; he was the first member of the golf team to receive this honor. After his playing days on the PGA Tour were over, Baxter worked as a club pro at various clubs including Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, Glen Oaks Country Club on Long Island, High Ridge in Lantana, Florida, and as an instructor for Golf Digest Schools at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Amateur wins (5)
- 1953 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship
- 1956 Missouri Valley Conference tournament (individual medalist)
- 1957 Missouri Valley Conference tournament (individual medalist), NCAA Championship, Trans-Mississippi Amateur
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Nov 24, 1963||Cajun Classic Open Invitational||−9 (68-71-68-68=275)||2 strokes||Bob Shave, Jr.|
Other wins (3)
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1957 (winners)
- Diamondhead Cup/PGA Cup: 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners)
- Tramel, Jimmy (August 5, 2007). "A look at the major events that have shaped Southern Hills Country Club". Tulsa World.
- "Biographical information from University of Houston Athletics official site". Retrieved January 7, 2008.
- "First win by Baxter". The Edmonton Journal. Associated Press. November 25, 1963. p. 7.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 7, 2008.
- Patton, Robes (September 10, 1989). "Designer Clubhouses IF Your Country Club's A Bit Dull, Jane Baxter Can Help". Sun Sentinel.