Rex Baxter

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Rex Baxter
Personal information
Full name Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr.
Born (1936-02-28) February 28, 1936 (age 81)
Amarillo, Texas
Nationality  United States
College University of Houston
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 34th: 1957
U.S. Open T40: 1965
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T68: 1972

Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr. (born February 28, 1936) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Baxter won the U.S. Junior Amateur at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club in 1953.[1] He attended the University of Houston, where he was an All-American member of the golf team.[2]

He won the Cajun Classic Open Invitational in 1963[3] and the PGA Professional National Championship in 1970. His best finish in a major is T-33 at the 1960 U.S. Open.[4]

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.[2] 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.[5]

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

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 United States Bob Shave, Jr.

Other wins (3)[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]



  • Diamondhead Cup/PGA Cup: 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners)


  1. ^ Tramel, Jimmy (August 5, 2007). "A look at the major events that have shaped Southern Hills Country Club". Tulsa World. 
  2. ^ a b "Biographical information from University of Houston Athletics official site". Retrieved January 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ "First win by Baxter". The Edmonton Journal. Associated Press. November 25, 1963. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ Patton, Robes (September 10, 1989). "Designer Clubhouses IF Your Country Club's A Bit Dull, Jane Baxter Can Help". Sun Sentinel. 

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