Class of 1987

Born: December 28, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama

Category: Golf

Green won the Alabama Amateur Championship in 1967 and 1968, and the Southern Amateur Championship in 1966 and 1969. He turned professional in 1970 and was one of the dominant players on the PGA Tour during the 1970s. During that time, he won 16 of his 19 career tour victories. He won two majors: the U.S. Open in 1977 and the PGA Championship in 1985. He joined the Senior Tour in 1996. For his first win on the Senior Tour, he won the 1998 Bruno’s Memorial Classic in front of his hometown fans.