Raymond Floyd is an American former professional golfer. From an early age, Floyd could play equally well left-handed, and used his skills to enhance his allowance, winning money from soldiers on the military base course, as well as civilians in nearby towns.
Floyd has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, including four majors and three senior majors. After leaving college, Floyd turned professional in 1961, and quickly established himself on the PGA Tour. His first victory came two years later at age 20 in March 1963 in Florida, winning $3,500 at the St. Petersburg Open Invitational, the first of his 22 wins on the PGA Tour, including four major championships. Floyd won his first major title six years later at the PGA Championship in 1969, and the second came in 1976 at The Masters, by an eight-stroke margin and was won wire-to-wire. He won his second PGA Championship in 1982, after shooting a brilliant opening round of 63 in sweltering hot conditions at Southern Hills Country Club.
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. On the eve of the Masters in 2010, Floyd announced his retirement from competitive golf. He was the honoree at Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in 2013.