Tough and talented, Hubert Green stood tall in an era of giants. Playing in primes of icons like Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd, Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros, Green claimed two major championships among his 19 PGA TOUR victories. In three Ryder Cups, he was undefeated in singles play.
With a homegrown swing that featured low hands and a quick tempo, Green was one of the best chippers in history, and he made big putts with a split-handed grip and an old hickory-shafted blade. Although he often wore green slacks, he was most recognized for his one liners. Once, when playing partner Lanny Wadkins complained about his lie in the high rough at 1974 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Green dryly responded, “It couldn’t have been too bad. I could still see your knees.”