Charles Coody

Phi Delta Theta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Billy Charles Coody is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1971 Masters Tournament. He made his pro debut in 1963.

Coody had three wins on the PGA Tour and three wins off Tour in his regular career. He played on the 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Coody was known as one of the best iron players of his era.

As a senior, Coody played on the Senior PGA Tour (now called the Champions Tour), winning five times. Coody played his final Masters Tournament in 2006, then retired from active competition.

Coody was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. A college golf tournament, the Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate, is named for him. He also lends his name to a charity event, the Charles Coody Classic.