Ten fun facts about Raymond Floyd


Fact 1
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.

Fact 2
After leaving college, Floyd turned professional in 1961, and quickly established himself on the PGA Tour.

Fact 3
Floyd won his first major title at the PGA Championship in 1969.


Fact 4
Floyd finished 1982 ranked second in Mark McCormack's world golf rankings, behind only Tom Watson who had won two majors that season; had those rankings been calculated over just two seasons, on a par with the system in place at the end of 2012, Floyd would have been ranked world number one in 1982, as he had earned more points from all events in total than Watson in both 1981 and 1982.

Fact 5
Floyd won his second PGA Championship in 1982, after shooting a brilliant opening round of 63 in sweltering hot conditions at Southern Hills Country Club.

Fact 6
Floyd's round of 63 is, to date, still tied for the lowest round in a major championship.

Fact 7
Floyd came very close to becoming the first to win a major championship in four different decades at the 1990 Masters.

Fact 8
His second major victory came in 1976 at The Masters, by an eight-stroke margin.

Fact 9
Floyd’s final win on the PGA Tour came at the Doral-Ryder Open in 1992 at age 49, making him one of the oldest players to win a PGA Tour event.

Fact 10
Floyd also won on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) later that season, making him the first player to win on both tours in the same year.


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is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments and four major titles on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

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