Doug Barron (born on July 24th, 1969) is an American professional golfer who played on both the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions.
Early Years and Education
Barron was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. At the age of three, his father introduced him to the game of golf.
After graduating high school, Barron decided to continue both his golf career and his education at Mississippi State University where he played golf as a Mississippi State Bulldog. He majored in Marketing and graduated as a part of the class of 1992. That same year, right out of college, he decided to turn professional for golf.
During the years of 1997-2001, 2003, and 2005-2006, Barron was a member of the PGA Tour, where his best finish was a tie for third in the 2006 Byron Nelson Championship. He recalls that one of the most memorable moments of his career was during his first event of the 1997 PGA Tour season. During this round he had the honor to play with Fred Couples and Craig Stadler, two highly decorated golfers.
In 2009, Doug got into trouble with the Tour. He violated the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy ban on the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He tested positive for the use of these drugs, and therefore was suspended for one year. This made him the first PGA Tour player that was suspended by this law.
PGA Tour Champions
In August of 2019, Barron won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Coming down the stretch, he holed out two 15 foot birdie putts allowing him to win over Fred Couples by two strokes. While having to deal with a rain delay, Doug did not have a single bogey and carded six birdies in his final round. Barron is the first Monday qualifier to have the lead from day one to day four of the event.
Doug is married to Leslie Barron. They have two children, John William Barron and Wiley Stephan Barron.
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