Miller Barber

Miller Westford Barber, Jr. was the third player to earn more than $4 million in combined career money. He won a total of 35 tournaments on both the PGA and Senior PGA tours. Prior to turning professional and joining the Tour in 1959, Barber attend the University of Arkansas where he received a degree in business in 1954.

Barber’s first win was in his home state of Louisiana, the 1964 Cajun Classic. Miller, dubbed the “Mysterious Mr. X” in his early years because of his low profile, was a member of two Ryder Cup Teams (1969, 1971) and he won at least one event a year from 1967 to 1974, a feat matched only by Jack Nicklaus. Miller Barber is the only three time winner of the U.S. Senior Open (1982, 1984, 1985). He is also a member of the Arkansas Hall of Fame.


Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

Born: March 31, 1931

Died: June 11, 2013