Jerry Barber, PGAForever remembered for his superb short game, his shiftless swing and a gritty competitive spirit
Jerry Barber is forever remembered for his superb short game, his shiftless swing and a gritty competitive spirit that propelled him to become one of the top touring pros of the 1950s and 1960s. Barber would eventually play on two Ryder Cup teams – in 1955 and as a Captain in 1961 – a year that would prove to be very special. Barber’s milestone accomplishment is his 1961 PGA Championship victory, a win that propelled him to a PGA TOUR Player of the Year honor, unseating Arnold Palmer. Throughout his career, Barber amassed a total of seven victories on TOUR. He is also the oldest man to ever play in a tour event, entering two tournaments in early 1994 just weeks shy of his 78th birthday.