Miller Westford Barber, Jr is an American professional golfer who achieved considerable success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s, and the degree of success was greatest on the Senior PGA Tour in the 1980s
|Full name||Miller Westford Barber, Jr.|
|Born||March 31, 1931, Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Died||June 11, 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona|
|College||University of Arkansas|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour, Champions Tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||24 (6th all time)|
|Other||1 (regular), 7 (senior)|
|Masters Tournament||7th: 1969|
|U.S. Open||6th/T6: 1969, 1970|
|The Open Championship||10th: 1969|
|PGA Championship||T4: 1971|
Winner of 11 PGA Tours who received a mysterious nickname, Mr.X, for equally mysterious reasons.
He turned pro four years after graduation from the University of Arkansas.
His nickname had a few different explanations for its origin: the first was it came from his long drives that outdistanced just about everybody else, while the other claims it came from his reputation as a ladies' man.
He was a noted bachelor and didn't settle down to marry until age 39. He had two sons: Richard and Larry.
He was known for his unorthodox swing, but like Jim Furyk, he achieved a lot of success with it.
- Men's Arkansas Razorbacks
- Louisiana golfer
- Winner of major premium golf championships
- Sports athletes in Shreveport, Louisiana
- Rivals for the Ryder Cup for the United States
Latest information about Miller Barber updated on June 14 2021.