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Miller Barber

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won three US Senior Open titles and 11 PGA Tour titles.

Born: March 31, 1931
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

Died: June 11, 2013 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Lymphoma

Historical Events

  • 1981-12-06 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Miller Barber wins his first of 5 Champions Tour major titles by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer
  • 1982-07-11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • 1983-06-12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
  • 1984-07-01 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer for his second Senior Open title
  • 1985-06-23 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Defending champion Arnold Palmer wins his final major by 11 shots from Miller Barber, Lee Elder, Gene Littler & Charles Owens
  • 1985-06-30 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Edgewood Tahore GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Senior Open titles
  • 1989-02-12 50th PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Larry Mowry wins only career major title; beats Miller Barber & Al Geiberger by 1 stroke

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