Ken Green started playing golf at age 12 in Honduras; Ken Green left school at the age of 16 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional player. Ken Green later attended Palm Beach Junior school for a year and received scholarship to attend the University of Florida where he played under coach Buster Bishop and coach John Darr's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
In 1980s he had five tournament victories back to back on the PGA Tour. His first success came in the year 1985 at the Buick Open, and his last was at the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open in 1989. 1988 proved to the luckiest year in his professional life when he won two events on the PGA Tour, as well as the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan. His best finish in a major was a seventh-place tie at the 1996 U.S.Open.
Green also played for the U.S. team in the 1989 Ryder Cup. In his life of a professional golfer, Ken Green was reputed for his rebelliousness and a propensity to pull stunts.
He had over a dozen fines levied by the PGA Tour for his bad boy antics. Some of his antics included drinking beer on the course while playing with Arnold Palmer. Ken Green was also fined for other offenses like criticizing officials, and signing autographs while playing.
Ken Greens personal problems–divorces, gambling, clinical depression led him to near financial ruin, and affected his playing time and the quality of his play.