Raymond Floyds Father Dies


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- L.B. Floyd, the father of golfer Raymond Floyd, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke. He was 83.
Floyd died at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, according to Brian Moore, a director at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
A former Army master sergeant who took up golf while stationed at Fort Bragg in 1941, Floyd soon taught his children to play.
Raymond Floyd went on to win four major titles -- the PGA Championship (1969, '82), the Masters ('76) and the U.S. Open ('86). His daughter, Marlene, played on the LPGA Tour for a decade.
A respected golf teacher, Floyd went on to develop and build Cypress Lakes Golf Club.
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