Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1942
Place of birth: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Nickname: His first name was commonly shortened to "Ray" by peers and fans.
List of Floyd's PGA Tour wins
Champions Tour: 14
1969 PGA Championship
1982 PGA Championship
1986 U.S. Open
Awards and Honors:
PGA Tour Vardon Trophy winner, 1983
Member of 8 U.S. Ryder Cup teams
Captain, 1989 U.S. Ryder Cup team
Floyd's sister, Marlene Floyd, played on the LPGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s.
Raymond Floyd Biography:
He really broke out in 1969, with three victories, including the PGA Championship. But it would be six years before Floyd would win again. He worked hard during those years building a reputation as a great partier. But after marrying in 1973, he settled down and focused again on his game.
When Floyd won the U.S. Open in 1986, at age 43, he was the oldest-ever winner of that event.
Floyd became eligible for the Champions Tour in 1992, but that year posted another win on the PGA Tour at Doral. He also claimed three Champions Tour victories in '92, becoming the first man to win on both the PGA and Senior PGA tours in the same year.
Floyd played on eight Ryder Cup teams, and three years after he captained the 1989 team, was selected to play in 1993. At age 51, he became the oldest Ryder Cup player, and chalked up three points in the event.
The World Golf Hall of Fame described Floyd's game this way: "Floyd was one of the first players to combine tremendous power with a soft touch, making him an important player in the evolution of the modern game. Floyd's short game is considered exemplary, and he is often acknowledged as one of the greatest chippers the game has ever seen."
Off the course, Floyd launched his own design company. He also wrote an instructional book, "The Elements of Scoring: A Master's Guide to the Art of Scoring Your Best When Youre Not Playing Your Best" (compare prices).
Raymond Floyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.