On this day in Alabama history: Hubert Green was born in Birmingham

On this day in Alabama history: Hubert Green was born in Birmingham
Hubert Green hits a shot during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

December 28, 1946

Golfer Hubert Green was born in Birmingham. Named the 1971 Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Green went on to win 26 professional golf tournaments, including the coveted U.S. Open in 1977 and the PGA Championship in 1985. He is also a three-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, which represents the United States annually against a team of European players, and won each of his individual matches. Despite battling throat cancer in 2003, he remained an active player on the Senior PGA Tour until 2009. Green was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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