Pete Brown (golfer)
February 2, 1935|
Port Gibson, Mississippi
|Died||May 1, 2015
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|The Masters Tournament||DNP|
|U.S. Open||T58: 1969|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T33: 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.
References[change | change source]
- "The first African American to Win a PGA Event". afrogolf.com. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080517140715/http://www.afrogolf.com/PeteBrownFact%27s.html. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- Livsey, Laury (May 1, 2015). "Brown passes away at age 80". PGA Tour. http://www.pgatour.com/news/2015/05/01/pete-brown-obituary.html.