Who's who: Raymond Floyd

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Who's who: Raymond Floyd

  • Name:

    Raymond Loran "Ray" Floyd
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 4, 1942 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Fort Bragg GC, NC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1961
  • Website:

    https://www.rayfloyd.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (4). Senior MAJORS (4). Ryder Cup player (1969, '75, '77, '81, '83, '85, '91, '93). Ryder Cup captain (1989). Total professional wins (66), including PGA Tour (22) and Champions Tour (14). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1989).

Golf course design

Raymond Floyd Design have laid out a number of courses and been responsible for several redesigns, which include (but are not limited to): Arrowhead, SC (with Tom Jackson); Doral (Blue & Gold courses); Raptor Bay, FL; TPC Las Vegas (with Booby Weed); Turnberry Isle, FL (Miller & Soffer courses).

Did you know?

Floyd benefitted from an early introduction to golf. His father was the resident professional for enlisted men at the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg installation, and also owned a nearby driving range. Floyd enjoyed a highly successful career as a professional on both the regular PGA Tour and later on the Champions Tour. In addition to his many PGA Tour wins, he won three of the four major titles, only the Open Championship eluding his grasp. While already a member of the US Seniors Tour, Floyd was selected to play in the 1993 Ryder Cup. He retired from competitive golf in 2010.

Top tournaments won by Raymond Floyd

2006
America
10 skins
$510,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$510,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Feb 6; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Raymond Floyd & Dana Quigley won with a total of 10 skins worth $510,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson 8 skins worth $260,000. Gary Player (RSA) & Hale Irwin and Arnold Palmer & Peter Jacobsen were shutout with no skins. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

2001
America
124 (-20)
$200,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

124 (-20)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Nov 30-Dec 2; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Hale & Steve Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champions Raymond & Robert Floyd (USA). This was Ray Floyd's fifth win in this event. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].

2000
Majors
TPC Michigan
273 (-15)
$345,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$345,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (Jul 13-16). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) and Dana Quigley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA), who recorded the last of his 14 Snr PGA Tour wins. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

2000
America
122 (-22)
$150,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

122 (-22)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 9/10; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Raymond & Robert Floyd (USA) beat Johnny & Scott Miller (USA) with a 12-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

11 skins

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 24/25; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Floyd (USA) earned a total of 11 skins worth $300,000 to win this event for the fifth straight year. Second was Hale Irwin (USA) 6 skins worth $210,000. Third was Arnold Palmer (USA) 1 skin worth $30,000. Jack Nicklaus (USA) was shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1997
America
124 (-20)
$180,000
Lexus

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

124 (-20)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lexus

Played as the Lexus Challenge hosted by Raymond Floyd (Dec 19/20; unofficial Snr PGA Tour pro-celebrity post-season two-person team event). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) & Roger Clemens (USA; baseball) and Jim Colbert (USA) & Kevin Costner (USA; actor) finished 1 shot behind Ray Floyd (USA) & William Devane (USA; actor). [Citrus course, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, Calif; now called the Citrus Club at La Quinta].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 25/26; four-man Snr PGA Tr unofficial money event). Floyd (USA) earned a total of 8 skins worth $210,000 to win this event for the fourth straight year. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 5 skins worth $170,000. Third was Hale Irwin (USA) 5 skins worth $160,000. Lee Trevino (USA) was shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1997
America
Windsor Club, FL
120 (-24)
$150,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Windsor Club, FL

Score

120 (-24)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 6/7; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Dave & Ron Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Raymond Floyd & Ray Jr (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [Windsor Club, Orchid Beach, nr Vero Beach, Florida].

1996
Majors
TPC Michigan
275 (-13)
$225,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 11-14). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 27/28; four-man Snr PGA Tr unofficial money event). Floyd (USA) earned a total of 8 skins worth $240,000 to win this event for the third straight year. Second was Jim Colbert (USA) 7 skins worth $180,000. Third was Arnold Palmer (USA) 2 skins worth $80,000. Fourth was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 1 skin worth $40,000. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1996
America
140 (-4)
$250,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

140 (-4)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Slam (March 9/10; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA; The Tradition) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Floyd (USA; Snr PGA). Tom Weiskopf (USA; US Snr Open) was third and J.C Snead (USA; Snr Players) fourth. [Cabo Real GC, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico].

1996
America
Windsor Club, FL
124 (-20)
$150,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Windsor Club, FL

Score

124 (-20)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 7/8; 36-hole post-season scramble event). Second-placed Dave & Ron Stockton (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champions Raymond Floyd & Ray Jr (USA). [Windsor Club, Orchid Beach, nr Vero Beach, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

135 (-7)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic (Nov 3-5). Floyd (USA) beat Tom Wargo (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

14 skins

Prize money

$420,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 28/29; four-man Snr PGA Tr unofficial money event). Defending champion Floyd (USA) won with a total of 14 skins worth $420,000; eight of the skins (worth $290,000) were secured with an eight-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 4 skins worth $120,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) and Lee Trevino (USA) were shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1995
America
Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
139 (-5)
$250,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Cabo del Sol (Ocean)

Score

139 (-5)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Slam (March 4-7; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 6 shots behind Floyd (USA). Simon Hobday (RSA) was third and Lee Trevino (USA) fourth. [Ocean course, Cabo del Sol GC, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico].

1995
America
127 (-17)
$180,000
Lexus

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

127 (-17)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lexus

Played as the inaugural Lexus Challenge hosted by Raymond Floyd (Dec 15/16; unofficial Snr PGA Tour pro-celebrity post-season two-person team event). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) & William Devane (USA; actor) finished 3 shots behind Raymond Floyd (USA) & Michael Chiklis (USA; actor). [Citrus course, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, Calif; now called the Citrus Club at La Quinta].

1995
Awards
69.47
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

69.47

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Floyd (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Isao Aoki (Jpn) was second with 69.52; Bob Murphy (USA) was third with 69.78.

1995
Majors
277 (-11)
$180,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 13-16). Second-placed John Paul Cain (USA), Larry Gilbert (USA) and defending champion Lee Trevino (USA) finished 5 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1995
America
Bunker Hills
201 (-15)
$165,000
Burnet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Bunker Hills

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Burnet

Played as the Burnet Senior Classic (Aug 11-13). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

1995
America
Windsor Club, FL
119 (-25)
$75,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Windsor Club, FL

Score

119 (-25)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the inaugural Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 2/3; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Hale & Steve Irwin (USA) finished 6 shots behind Raymond Floyd & Ray Jr (USA), who collected the Willie Park Trophy (in memory of father/son British Open champions Willie Park & Willie Park Jr). [Windsor Club, Orchid Beach, nr Vero Beach, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Tom Wargo (USA) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

19th hole

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the inaugural Diners Club Matches (Dec 9-11; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Dave Eichelberger (USA) & Raymond Floyd (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Arnold Palmer (USA) at the 19th hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1994
Awards
69.08
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

69.08

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Floyd (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Dave Stockton (USA) was second with 69.41; Lee Trevino (USA) was third with 69.55.

1994
America
273 (-15)
$240,000
Golf Magazine

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Golf Magazine

Played as the Golf Magazine Senior Tour Championship (Nov 10-13; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Floyd (USA) beat Jim Albus (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

1994
Majors
271 (-17)
$127,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition (Mar 31-Apr 3). Floyd (USA) beat Dale Douglass (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 29/30; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Floyd (USA) won with a total of 8 skins worth $420,000. Second was defending champion Arnold Palmer (USA) 5 skins worth $115,000. Third was Lee Trevino (USA) 4 skins worth $80,000. Fourth was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 1 skin worth $15,000. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1994
America
Upper Montclair CC
206 (-10)
$135,000
Cadillac/NFL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Cadillac/NFL

Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (May 20-22). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].

1993
America
188 (-28)
$150,000
Franklin Funds

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

188 (-28)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Funds

Played as the Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (Nov 19-21; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Hale Irwin (USA) & Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Steve Elkington (Aus) & Ray Floyd (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

1993
America
Meadow Brook, NY
208 (-8)
$82,500
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Bob Betley (USA), Bob Charles (NZ), Harold Henning (RSA), Walt Zembriski (USA) and Bruce Lehnhard (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1993
America
194 (-22)
$82,500
Gulfstream

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

194 (-22)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Gulfstream

Played as the Gulfstream Aerospace Invitational. Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 5 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Indian Wells Resort, Coachella Valley, California].

1992
America
195 (-21)
$90,000
Ralphs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Ralphs

Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 23-25; formerly Security Pacific Senior Classic). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Dorado

Played as the Senior Tour Championship (Dec 11-13; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed George Archer (USA) and Dale Douglass (USA) finished 5 shots behind Floyd (USA). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open (March 5-8). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) and Keith Clearwater (USA) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded the last of his 22 PGA Tour wins. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1992
America
Broadmoor CC, IN
199 (-17)
$67,500
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Broadmoor CC, IN

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE North Classic (Sept 18-20). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Floyd (USA). [Broadmoor CC, Indianapolis, IN].

1992
Asia
Oak Hills CC, Jpn
197 (-19)
US$67,669
Fuji

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Oak Hills CC, Jpn

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

US$67,669

Title sponsor

Fuji

Played as the Fuji Electric Grand Slam (March 27-29; Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Floyd (USA). In Japan a player could play senior events from the beginning of the year in which he turned 50; this allowed 49-year-old Floyd to play this event, well ahead of his 50th birthday in September. [Oak Hills CC, nr Katori, Chiba, Japan].

1990
America
182 (-34)
$125,000
RMCC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

182 (-34)

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

RMCC

Played as the RMCC Invitational (Nov 16-18; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Peter Jacobsen (USA) & Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Ray Floyd (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

12 skins

Prize money

$290,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 26/27; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Floyd (USA) won with a total of 12 skins worth $290,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 5 skins worth $125,000. Third was defending champion Lee Trevino (USA) 1 skin worth $35,000. Curtis Strange (USA) was shut out with no skins. [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1986
America
275 (-13)
$90,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic (Oct 16-19). Floyd (USA) beat Mike Sullivan (USA) and Lon Hinkle (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].

1986
Majors
279 (-1)
$115,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (86th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) and Chip Beck (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded his fourth major championship victory and 20th PGA Tour win. [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].

1985
America
277 (-11)
$90,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (April 25-28). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) and Bob Lohr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1985
America
Boca West CC
260 (-28)
$55,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Boca West CC

Score

260 (-28)

Prize money

$55,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler Team Invitational (Dec 12-15; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Winning team of Ray Floyd & Hal Sutton beat Jim Colbert & Tom Purtzer, Charlie Bolling & Brad Fabel, John Fought & Pat McGowan and Gary Hallbert & Scott Hoch with a 12-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (200-yard par-3 15th). [No.1 course, Boca West CC, Boca Raton, FL. Earlier rounds also used the No.2 course, and Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton].

1983
Awards
70.61
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

70.61

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Floyd (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). Calvin Peete (USA) was second with 70.62; Don Pooley (USA) was third with 70.80.

1983
Awards
70.61
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

70.61

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Floyd (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Calvin Peete (USA) was second with 70.62; Don Pooley (USA) was third with 70.80.

1982
Majors
272 (-8)
$65,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$65,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (64th) (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].

1982
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
271 (-17)
$72,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (25th) (June 9-13). Second-placed Mike Holland (USA) finished 6 shots behind Floyd (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge (Dec 2-5; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Floyd (USA) beat Craig Stadler (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 17th). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 27-30). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA), Peter Jacobsen (USA), Gil Morgan (USA) and Roger Maltbie (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1981
America
275 (-9)
$72,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 11-14). Second-placed Bobby Clampett (USA), Gibby Gilbert (USA) and Craig Stadler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded his 15th PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open (March 12-15). Second-placed Keith Fergus (USA) and David Graham (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Floyd (USA). [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 19-22). Floyd (USA) beat Barry Jaeckel (USA) and Curtis Strange (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. [Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Played on the Oceanside course, a combination of the East & West nines].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open (March 13-16). Floyd (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1979
America
Forest Oaks CC
282 (-6)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 5-8). Second-placed George Burns (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Steve Martin (Eng) and defending champion Vicente Fernandez (Arg) finished in second place behind Floyd (USA). [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].

1977
America
Preston Trail
276 (-8)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Preston Trail

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 5-8). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].

1977
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
271 (-13)
$50,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pleasant Valley Classic. Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1976
Majors
271 (-17)
$40,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (40th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 8 shots behind Floyd (USA). Floyd defended the 8-stroke lead he had going into the final round, and equalled Nicklaus's four-round record of 271 in the Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Open Golf Championship (Sept 9-12). Floyd (USA) beat Jerry McGee (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1975
America
278 (-10)
$50,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and John Mahaffey (USA) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].

1969
America
Firestone CC
268 (-12)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Firestone CC

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic. Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 4 shots behind Floyd (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1969
Majors
276 (-8)
$35,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (51st) (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Floyd (USA). [South course, NCR CC, Kettering, nr Dayton, Ohio].

1969
America
Deerwood CC, FL
276 (-12)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Deerwood CC, FL

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Jacksonville Open (March 20-23). Floyd (USA) beat Gardner Dickinson (USA) with a two-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Deerwood CC, Jacksonville, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Paul Open Invitational

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Open Invitational.

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