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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". afrogolf.com. 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. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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