|Full name||Walter Armstrong, III|
June 19, 1945 |
New London, Connecticut
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1978|
|U.S. Open||T16: 1977|
|The Open Championship||T13: 1979|
|PGA Championship||T19: 1978|
Armstrong was born in New London, Connecticut. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buster Bishop's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1965 to 1967. Armstrong received All-American honors in 1966. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1968, and master's degree in public health in 1969.
Armstrong played on the PGA Tour from 1974 to 1984. His best finishes were a trio of second places: a tie for second at the 1974 Sahara Invitational, second at the 1975 Pensacola Open, and a second-place tie at the 1977 Western Open. His best finish in a major was a fifth-place tie at the 1978 Masters Tournament. His 280 total in 1978 was a record low for a first-time Masters participant.
In his post-playing career, Armstrong is a golf instructor and author.
Professional wins (1)
Other wins (1)
- 1973 Indiana Open
- Florida Gators
- List of Florida Gators men's golfers on the PGA Tour
- List of University of Florida alumni
- 2008–09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008). Retrieved July 14, 2011.