Deane R. Beman is a professional golfer who was born on April 22, 1938 in Washington, D.C. Aside from being a golfer, Beman is also known for being a golf course designer and golf administrator.

A graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, Beman is known for winning the U.S. Amateur two times as well as the British Amateur once. He was also able to go head to head against Gary Cowan in a playoff during the 1966 U.S. Amateur, but eventually lost to Cowan.

Born 22 Apr 1938
Nationality United States United States

Beman is also known for being the second commissioner that the PGA tour had, serving the Tour from 1974 to 1994. It was during his time that he was able to introduce the concept of The Players Championship.

Throughout his playing career, Beman was able to win four PGA Tour titles, as well as one minor title outside of the PGA Tour. He has also graced all of the Major Championships at some point, but was not able to win any of the four. Nevertheless, despite not winning any Major Championship, Beman was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame sometime in 2000, and is also the recipient of the seventh PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received in 2007.

Currently, Beman spends much of his time designing golf courses.

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