Former PGA Tour player Miller Barber dies


Miller Barber, the unique-swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, has died. He was 82.

The Shreveport native spent many of his later years in Sherman, and was involved in many charities around the area, including the Boys and Girls Club and the NFL Alumni Charity Golf Tournament. He also served on the Sherman ISD Board of Directors.

The PGA Tour said Wednesday that Barber died Tuesday. The tour didn't provide details of the death.

Barber, nicknamed "Mr. X," played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and 50-and-over circuit. He won 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and added 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour.

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