Fred “Butch” Baird is an American professional golfer born on July 20 1936 in Chicago.

Baird learned the game at the age of 14 from his father and then turned to a professional golfer in the year of 1959 after working in the Texas oil fields for a few years after he graduated from high school. He graduated from Lamar Tech where he starred in the college golf team.

Born 20 Jul 1936
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Butch

Baird got his first professional victory at the 1967 Bogota Open in which he defeated world class golfers. He then won two official PGA Tour events in his career which was the 1961 Waco Turner Open in 1961 and the San Antonio Texas Open in 1976. He finished 46th on the money list in his San Antonio win with $58,192. In 1976, his best finish took place with a T-4 in the U. S. Open. In 1965 he won also the National Team Championship with Gay Brewer. He won twice on the Champions Tour – in Cuyahoga Seniors in the year 1986 and Northville Long Island Classic in 1989.

Baird currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona where you can find a lot of professional golfers have resided as well. There he has a golf memorabilia marketing business called BBJM Golf Enterprises which he shares with his partner Jack Mishler. He still plays a few events each year on the Champions Tour but spends most of his free time as an artist.

All in all, Baird has 15 international wins in his professional career.

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