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Hubert Green (1946 – 2018), Hall of Fame golfer

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By: kfox

Published: 3 months ago

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71.

Green won the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship in a career that included 19 PGA Tour victories and four on the seniors circuit. The PGA Tour announced that Green died Tuesday after battling throat cancer.

Green held a one-stroke lead at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he completed the 14th hole of the final round of the U.S. Open.


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He then was notified by tournament officials they had received a threat saying he would be shot when he reached the 15th green.

He chose to continue playing and even birdied the 16th hole before finishing with a one-stroke victory.

Green was a member of three U.S. Ryder Cup teams and never lost a singles match. He was the PGA Tour rookie of the Year in 1971.

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