Rex Baxter

Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr. (born February 28, 1936) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Rex Baxter
Personal information
Full nameRex Bernice Baxter, Jr.
Born (1936-02-28) February 28, 1936 (age 85)
Amarillo, Texas
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament34th: 1957
PGA ChampionshipT68: 1972
U.S. OpenT40: 1965
The Open ChampionshipDNP

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Baxter won the U.S. Junior Amateur at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club in 1953.[1] He attended the University of Houston, where he was an All-American member of the golf team and individually the 1957 NCAA national champion.[2]

He won the Cajun Classic Open Invitational in 1963[3] and the PGA Professional National Championship in 1970. His best finish in a major is T-33 at the 1960 U.S. Open.[4]

Baxter was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Honor in 1971; he was the first member of the golf team to receive this honor.[2] After his playing days on the PGA Tour were over, Baxter worked as a club pro at various clubs including Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, Glen Oaks Country Club on Long Island, High Ridge in Lantana, Florida, and as an instructor for Golf Digest Schools at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[5]

Amateur wins (5)Edit

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Nov 24, 1963 Cajun Classic Open Invitational −9 (68-71-68-68=275) 2 strokes   Bob Shave Jr.

Other wins (3)Edit

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

  • Diamondhead Cup/PGA Cup: 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tramel, Jimmy (August 5, 2007). "A look at the major events that have shaped Southern Hills Country Club". Tulsa World.
  2. ^ a b "Biographical information from University of Houston Athletics official site". Retrieved January 7, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "First win by Baxter". The Edmonton Journal. Associated Press. November 25, 1963. p. 7.
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 7, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Patton, Robes (September 10, 1989). "Designer Clubhouses IF Your Country Club's A Bit Dull, Jane Baxter Can Help". Sun Sentinel.

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