He won 22 times on the PGA Tour and 14 times on the Senior Tour, totaling $14,797,084 in his career. In 1989, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Floyd, who is originally from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, currently resides in Palm Beach. He has three children.
Floyd began his professional golf career in 1971 as an assistant pro at The Frys.com HOA in La Jolla, California. He worked there for one year before moving on to work as a club professional at several other courses, including The Surf Club in Encinitas, California. In 1974, Floyd went back to school to earn a degree in physical education and health promotion from San Diego State University. He then returned to The Fry's as a full-time employee until 1977, when he was hired by Southern Cal International University (now known as USC Dornsife) to be their first sports marketing professor. He taught there for four years before leaving to play on the Senior Tour.
On the senior circuit, Floyd finished second seven times and third another seven times. His overall win-loss record on the tour was 40-38. In 2001, he returned to school again to get his master's degree in sport management from San Diego State. Since then, he has worked as an assistant coach for San Diego State University's football team. Floyd is also involved in community service projects through his affiliation with San Diego State University.
At the age of 36, he retired following the 2009 season. In an injury-plagued career, Floyd hit over.300 three times and won a World Series with the Marlins. He had a successful career when he retired. He finished his career with a.290 average, 150 home runs and 696 RBIs.
Floyd was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1989 but didn't sign with them. He then went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers before finishing his career with the Miami Marlins. In 2001, he was part of the inaugural class of inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cliff Floyd never played in the Major Leagues after 1998 but appeared in two games during the 2009 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. He got one at-bat out of respect for his former teammate Gary Sheffield who was hitting well during Game 1. He struck out looking on a 95 mph fastball from Cole Hamels.
In the eighth inning of that same game, Cliff Floyd came out of retirement to pinch-hit for Jorge Julio. The Marlins were down 3-1 and needed someone to get on base. Floyd was able to reach first base on a throwing error by third baseman Casey Mathews. After reaching on an infield single, he stayed on base until Jeff Baker scored him late in the inning to make it 4-3 Marlins.
Floyd was released by the Cardinals towards the end of the 2016 season and taken off waivers by the New England Patriots. Floyd played in two games for the Patriots before sitting out the Super Bowl. He last played for the Washington Redskins in 2018. Floyd will be 40 during the 2019 season.
He signed with the Cardinals as a free agent on March 13, 2019.
Floyd has not announced his retirement but did not appear in any preseason games for the Cardinals this year. He had surgery on July 24 to have bone fragments from a previous injury to his knee removed. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama.
Floyd's current contract expires at the end of the season. He will be a member of the Cardinals' roster in 2019 but will not make any money unless he is added to the active roster. If he stays on the non-active list, he will get the full veteran's benefits of up to $3 million in cash plus health insurance.
He will turn 41 years old in April.
Floyd came into the NFL as a first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2005 draft. He spent nine seasons with them, helping them reach the playoffs five times. The Cardinals acquired him in a trade with the Falcons in 2014.
At the time of his injury, he was leading the NFL in catches with 47. He concluded his career with the Carolina Panthers, where he played from 1998 to 2000. Floyd carried for 1,141 yards, caught 191 catches for 1,427 yards, returned one kickoff for 22 yards, and scored 25 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons (20 rushing and 5 receiving). He finished second in the NFL 2001 Rookie of the Year voting.
Floyd played college football at UC Davis. As a senior in 1996, he led the Aggies to their first winning season since 1990 by catching 91 passes for 1,321 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran for 605 yards and eight scores and returned two punts for touchdowns.
He entered the 1997 NFL Draft ranked as the top wide receiver prospect by most experts. The Atlanta Falcons were thought to be a good fit for him because they needed help at the position after losing Irving Fryar to free agency. However, Floyd only managed to catch 20 passes for 255 yards and no touchdowns in three years with the team. He was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2000, but was released before the start of the season. The Carolina Panthers then picked him up and he had five receptions for 68 yards in three games before injuring his knee. After missing the final six games of the season, Floyd decided to retire from football.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him the best receiver in Georgia prep football during the 1995 season.