Wally Armstrong

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Wally Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Walter Armstrong, III
Nickname Wally
Born (1945-06-19) June 19, 1945 (age 71)
New London, Connecticut
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Nationality  United States
Residence Maitland, Florida
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T5: 1978
U.S. Open T16: 1977
The Open Championship T13: 1979
PGA Championship T19: 1978

Walter Armstrong, III (born June 19, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour during the 1970s and 1980s.

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.[1] 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.

Armstrong also played a few Nike Tour and Senior PGA Tour events in 1995 and 1996.

In his post-playing career, Armstrong is a golf instructor and author.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

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  1. ^ 2008–09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008). Retrieved July 14, 2011.

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