November 23, 2015

Some serious golf talent has emerged from the Tar Heel State, from Davis Love III to E. Harvie Ward to Webb Simpson. But Raymond Floyd’s legendary stare — and sterling record — catapult him to the top. Born at Ft. Bragg, where his father was the golf pro at the Army base course, and raised in Fayetteville, Floyd stayed in state for high school and one semester of college, then won early in his PGA Tour career, in 1963 at age 20. He would go on to grab 22 titles, with four majors among them: the 1976 Masters, 1986 U.S. Open and the 1969 and 1982 PGAs. He also compiled a stellar Champions Tour tally, with 14 wins, four of them majors.