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Gibby Gilbert

Gibby Gilbert

Professional golfer
Gibby Gilbert
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 January 1941, Chattanooga, USA
Age 80 years
Star sign Capricorn
Education
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert II (born January 14, 1941) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Gilbert was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and still makes his home there with his wife Judy. His father started him in golf at the age of 13. He attended the University of Chattanooga. He turned pro in 1965 and joined the PGA Tour in 1967.

Gilbert had dozens of top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour and three victories. His first win came at the 1970 Houston Champions International, his second win was at the 1976 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic and his third win was at the 1977 Walt Disney World National Team Championship.

Gilbert's best finish at a major was a T-2 at the 1980 Masters, when he and Jack Newton finished four strokes behind the champion, Seve Ballesteros.

Gilbert has been active on the Champions Tour, winning six times.

Gilbert has had a lifelong interest in helping young people develop their golf skills. Since 1973, he has made annual appearances for the Tennessee PGA's Junior Golf Academy at Fall Creek Falls. Gilbert's son, Gibby III, is a professional golfer.

In his free time, Gilbert enjoys hunting and fishing. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.

Professional wins

PGA Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 10, 1970 Houston Champions International –2 (69-72-71-70=282) Playoff Bruce Crampton
2 May 23, 1976 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic –15 (68-67-66-72=273) 4 strokes Forrest Fezler, John Lister, Gil Morgan
3 Nov 6, 1977 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
with Grier Jones
–35 (62-64-61-66=253) 1 stroke Steve Melnyk & Andy North

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1970 Houston Champions International Bruce Crampton Won with par on third extra hole

Other wins (9)

  • 1979 Tennessee PGA Championship
  • 1986 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship
  • 1987 Tennessee PGA Championship
  • 1988 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship
  • 1989 Tennessee Open
  • 1990 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship

Champions Tour wins (6)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 28, 1992 Southwestern Bell Classic –17 (62-65-66=193) 9 strokes Jim Colbert
2 Jul 5, 1992 Kroger Senior Classic –15 (66-64-68=198) Playoff J. C. Snead
3 Sep 6, 1992 First of America Classic –11 (69-65-68=202) 1 stroke Tommy Aaron, Dick Hendrickson
Harold Henning, Dave Stockton
4 May 2, 1993 Fairfield Barnett Classic –12 (70-63-71=204) 1 stroke Mike Hill
5 Sep 8, 1996 Boone Valley Classic –10 (68-66-69=203) Playoff Hale Irwin
6 Feb 2 1997 Royal Caribbean Classic –11 (70-66-66=202) 4 strokes David Graham

Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1991 First of America Classic Harold Henning Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1992 Kroger Senior Classic J. C. Snead Won with par on second extra hole
3 1996 Boone Valley Classic Hale Irwin Won with par on first extra hole

Other senior wins

  • 2011 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with J. C. Snead)
  • 2012 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with J. C. Snead)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1968 1969
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T39
PGA Championship
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament 45 T38 CUT
U.S. Open T47 CUT T45
PGA Championship T55 T6 CUT T18 T39 T17 T34 CUT T5
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Masters Tournament T2 T28
U.S. Open CUT
PGA Championship T68 CUT T54 T47 CUT 65

Note: Gilbert never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 2 4 14 11
Totals 0 1 0 2 3 5 24 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1968 U.S. Open – 1972 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1979 PGA – 1980 Masters)

U.S. national team appearances

  • PGA Cup: 1988 (winners)
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