Raymond Floyd, the son of a golf pro who was born at Fort Bragg and raised in Fayetteville, is a four-time major champion. Among his major titles are the 1969 and ’82 PGA Championships.
Floyd was 26 when he won his first PGA, taking a five-stroke lead into the final round and beating Gary Player by one. He opened with a 63 in1982 and led wire-to-wire, earning a three-stroke win over Lanny Wadkins.
Floyd won 22 times on the PGA TOUR, including the 1979 Greater Greensboro Open, and another 14 tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions. In fact, Floyd won on both Tours in 1992, the year he turned 50, the first player to ever do so.
Floyd played on eight Ryder Cup teams, and he captained the 1989 squad at The Belfry where the competition ended in a 14-14 tie.
With the PGA Championship recently being conducted at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte and the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, Floyd is the NCSHOF’s first Member of the Month. He was inducted in 1981.
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