Pete Brown (golfer)

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Pete Brown
Personal information
Born(1935-02-02)February 2, 1935
Port Gibson, Mississippi
DiedMay 1, 2015(2015-05-01) (aged 80)
Augusta, Georgia
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT58: 1969
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT33: 1964

Pete Brown (February 2, 1935 – May 1, 2015) was an American professional golfer. He was best known as the first African American to win a PGA Tour event. Brown was born in Port Gibson, Mississippi and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi.[1]

Brown died in Augusta, Georgia on May 1, 2015 at the age of 80 from heart failure and a stroke.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The first African American to Win a PGA Event". Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
  2. Livsey, Laury (May 1, 2015). "Brown passes away at age 80". PGA Tour.

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