Former PGA golfer Bart Bryant was killed in a car accident on Tuesday at the age of 59.
The PGA confirmed his death on Wednesday following the tragedy.
The PGA TOUR Champions family is mourning the tragic passing of Bart Bryant.
He was a champion on and off the course and will be dearly missed by many.
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) June 1, 2022
“The PGA TOUR is saddened by the tragic passing of Bart Bryant and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan.
Bart Bryant, 3-Time PGA Tour Winner, Dies in Florida Car Accident at Age 59 https://t.co/Bjk35xDvPj
— People (@people) June 1, 2022
“The Bryants have been a part of the PGA TOUR family for over four decades and we are grateful for the impact and legacy he made on our organization and countless communities,” Monahan’s statement continued. “Bart will be dearly missed.”
“Bryant, who famously beat Tiger Woods by six strokes at the 2005 PGA Tour Championship, won all of his Tour victories after the age of 40. Injuries plagued the better part of his early career,” Fox News reported.
Three-time PGA Tour winner dies in car accident https://t.co/w82e9SrPo3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 2, 2022
“His best year, when he reached his highest world ranking (No.22), came in 2005 when he won both the Tour Championship and Memorial Tournament,” the report added.
The Florida car accident reportedly included a vehicle running into the back of his car in a construction zone. An investigation of the accident remains underway in the tragic death.
— RTEgolf (@RTEgolf) June 2, 2022
He is survived by wife Donna, daughters Kristen and Michelle and his stepchildren.