Billy Ray Brown
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Birthday: April 5, 1963
College: University of Houston
Year turned pro: 1987
Birthplace: Missouri City, Texas, USA
Brown was born in Missouri City, Texas where he developed his love of golf, prior to attending the University of Houston. Other members of his family are also sporty, Brown’s dad Charlie played for the Oakland Raiders, and his brother Chuck played for the St. Louis Cardinals While at College he was a member of the golf team, and he won the 1982 NCAA Division, while in his freshman year. Brown was an All-American for all four years of his College life.
Brown turned professional in 1987 and went on to win three times on the PGA Tour. He also finished in joint third place at the US Open in 1990, which was his best finish at a major championship. Unfortunately for Brown, his professional golfing career was cut short when he injured his wrist. This injury resulted in him having to undergo several lots of surgery.
Brown did not move away from golf when he finished playing. Instead he moved into the world of media, becoming a commentator for CBS Sports and a reporter for the Golf Channel. He has also worked as an on course reporter for ABC Sports. Currently Brown works commentating on the Champions Tour, both for the Golf Channel, and for network television.
Away from the world of golf, Brown enjoys hunting and fishing.
As of the end of 2014 Brown had achieved three wins on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $2,330,388.