Billy Ray Brown
Dulles High School c/o 1982
Played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and a current sportscaster for ESPN on ABC
BiographyBilly Ray Brown (born April 5, 1963) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and a current sportscaster for ESPN on ABC.
Brown was born, raised and makes his home in Missouri City, Texas. He attended the University of Houston, and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years.
Brown had three wins in PGA Tour events during his playing career which was cut short by an injury and subsequent surgeries to his wrist. His best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 U.S. Open. He had 17 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events in his career.
After his playing days ended, Brown moved into the media and has served as an on-course reporter for ABC Sports since 1999. Brown's father, Charlie, and his brother, Chuck, both played professional football as offensive linemen.
In 2007, Brown joined The Golf Channel as an on-course reporter for the Champions Tour.