Charles Henry Beck, or simply “Chip Beck,” is a professional golfer who was born on September 12, 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Beck is best known for being a three-time All-American athlete at the time he was studying at the University of Georgia.
Beck turned pro in 1978 and has since then acquired 5 professional victories, 4 of which were on the PGA Tour. Although he has not won a single Major Championship, he was able to appear in all four of these tournaments, and the closest he got to a victory at the said tournaments was during the Masters Tournament in 1993. He was also tied in second place in the U.S. Open championships of 1986 and 1989.
Beck is also noted for his stellar performance at the Ryder Cup in 1991, which was hosted at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. In fact, he has been a part of the American Ryder Cup team three times, and has also been awarded the Vardon Trophy sometime in 1988.
Although Beck was never able to win any Major Championship, he was still able to grace the ranks of the Top 10 golfers according to the Official World Golf Rankings from 1988 to 1989. Unfortunately, he missed 46 consecutive cuts in the PGA tour from 1997 to 1998. This led Beck to leave the PGA Tour altogether and simply work as an insurance salesman. By 2006, Beck qualified to enter the Champions Tour, and has once regained success in golf. Being on the Champions Tour has now given Beck another chance to perform his best in the sport that he loves.