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Charles "Bert" Greene (born February 11, 1944)[1] is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

Bert Greene
Personal information
Born (1944-02-11) February 11, 1944 (age 75)
Gray, Georgia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Turned professional1966
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament12th/T12: 1970, 1971
PGA Championship3rd: 1969
U.S. OpenT42: 1969
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Greene was born in Gray, Georgia.[1][2] He attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the golf team. He won the 1964 SEC Championship and was a third-team All-American in 1964 and 1965.

Greene turned professional in 1966.[1] He played on the PGA Tour from 1967 to 1975.[3] He won one Tour event, the 1973 Liggett Myers Open at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, North Carolina, in a playoff with Miller Barber.[3] He also finished second at the 1969 Westchester Classic, one stroke behind Frank Beard, and at the 1969 Tallahassee Open Invitational, one stroke behind Chuck Courtney.[3] His best finish in a major was a third-place finish at the 1969 PGA Championship.[4]

At a golf tournament in 1972, Greene was shot in the foot when a gun in his golf bag accidentally discharged.[5]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1963 Tennessee State Amateur
  • 1964 SEC Championship

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour winsEdit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Feb 4, 1973 Liggett & Myers Open –6 (68-73-67-70=278) Playoff   Miller Barber

PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1973 Liggett & Myers Open   Miller Barber Won with birdie on fifth extra hole

Other winsEdit


  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 76. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. ^ Bert Greene - The Rise and Fall of a Middle Georgia Golfer
  3. ^ a b c Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  4. ^ "Bert Greene". Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  5. ^ Bert, Schroeder Fully Recovered

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