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Raymond Floyd
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    (September 4, 1942- )
    Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    Attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    22 PGA Tour wins
    PGA Masters champion (1976)
    Won two PGA Championships (1969 and 1982)
    U.S. Open champion (1986)
    Member of eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1969, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991 and 1993)
    Named the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team (1989)
    Vardon Trophy winner (1983)
    Byron Nelson Award winner (1983)
    Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (1989)
    He contributed a 5-10 PGA Tour playoff record.
    He named one of his two sons after himself.
    He lost to Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in the 1978 British Open, depriving him of securing a golf career grand slam.
    It took him more than two decades to secure a U.S. Open victory.
    He failed in three chances to win a second Green Jacket from the Masters Tournament (1985, 1990 and 1991).
    He used to excel baseball as a youth.
    Before going to college, he was once had an offer from the Cleveland Indians to be a pitcher for the team.
    His U.S. Open victory made him broke Ted Ray's record of being the oldest U.S. Open champion at the age of 43 years and 284 days.
    He was the first golfer to record a win on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour in one year (1992).
    He had the distinction of winning an event in four different decades as he was the first golfer following Sam Snead to do so.
    His sister Marlene Floyd and his son Robert, also took golf careers.

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