With 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship, the Birmingham-born Green is best in ‘Bama. Among the major winners who called Alabama home in college are Jerry Pate (Alabama), Jason Dufner (Auburn) and Graeme McDowell (Alabama-Birmingham), but none matches Green’s pedigree. Larry Nelson, born in Ft. Payne, Ala., comes close in terms of playing record. But Green grew up playing Birmingham Country Club, where his parents were members.
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