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Rex Baxter

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Nationality  United States
Masters Tournament  34th: 1957
PGA tour wins  1
College  University of Houston
Name  Rex Baxter
Professional wins  4
Status  Professional
Role  Golfer
Other  3
Education  University of Houston

Rex Baxter Rex Baxter

Full name
  Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr.
Born  February 28, 1936 (age 87) Amarillo, Texas (1936-02-28)

Former tours  PGA TOUR, Champions Tour

Rex Bernice Baxter, Jr. (born February 28, 1936) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.


A native of Amarillo, Texas, Baxter won the U.S. Junior Amateur at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club in 1953. He attended the University of Houston, where he was an All-American member of the golf team.

He won the Cajun Classic Open Invitational in 1963 and the PGA Professional National Championship in 1970. His best finish in a major is T-33 at the 1960 U.S. Open.

Baxter was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Honor in 1971; he was the first member of the golf team to receive this honor. After his playing days on the PGA Tour were over, Baxter worked as a club pro at various clubs including Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, Glen Oaks Country Club on Long Island, High Ridge in Lantana, Florida, and as an instructor for Golf Digest Schools at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Amateur wins (5)

  • 1953 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship
  • 1956 Missouri Valley Conference tournament (individual medalist)
  • 1957 Missouri Valley Conference tournament (individual medalist), NCAA Championship, Trans-Mississippi Amateur
  • Other wins (3)

  • 1965 Waterloo Open Golf Classic
  • 1966 Brazil Open
  • 1970 PGA Professional National Championship
  • U.S. national team appearances


  • Walker Cup: 1957 (winners)
  • Professional

  • Diamondhead Cup/PGA Cup: 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners)
  • References

    Rex Baxter Wikipedia