Billy Maxwell

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Billy Maxwell
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Billy Joe Maxwell
Born (1929-07-23) July 23, 1929 (age 84)
Abilene, Texas
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jacksonville, Florida
Career
College North Texas State College
Turned professional 1954
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T5: 1962
U.S. Open T5: 1963
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1963
U.S. Amateur Won: 1951
British Amateur T9: 1952

Billy Joe Maxwell (born July 23, 1929) is an American professional golfer.

Maxwell was born in Abilene, Texas. He played college golf at North Texas State College and helped them win four consecutive NCAA Division I team championships (1949–1952). Maxwell also won the U.S. Amateur title in 1951. After an impressive amateur career, he served in the Army and turned pro in 1954.

Maxwell won seven times on the PGA Tour. He also played on the 1963 Ryder Cup team and was elected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. He has a twin brother, Bobby, who was also a golfer. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida where, along with former PGA touring pro, Chris Blocker, he owns and operates Hyde Park Golf Club, a Donald Ross designed course.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 3, 1955 Azalea Open Invitational −18 (65-68-68-69=270) 1 stroke United States Mike Souchak
2 Apr 22, 1956 Arlington Hotel Open −16 (64-69-70-69=272) 1 stroke United States George Bayer, United States Ernie Vossler
3 Oct 27, 1957 Hesperia Open Invitational −13 (67-67-67-74=275) 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald
4 May 18, 1958 Memphis Open −13 (69-65-68-65=267) 1 stroke United States Cary Middlecoff
5 Feb 5, 1961 Palm Springs Golf Classic −14 (68-70-68-68-71=345) 2 strokes United States Doug Sanders
6 Aug 13, 1961 Insurance City Open Invitational −13 (69-68-68-66=271) Playoff United States Ted Kroll
7 Sep 3, 1962 Dallas Open Invitational −7 (68-70-68-71=277) 4 strokes United States Johnny Pott

Other wins[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

Major championships[edit]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1951 U.S. Amateur 4 & 3 United States Joseph F. Gagliardi

Results timeline[edit]

Amateur

Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T49 DNP
U.S. Amateur R16 1 R256 DNP
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP R16 DNP

Professional

Tournament 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T43 T18 T34 WD T9 T8
U.S. Open DNP 27 12 T8 T27 T26
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T25 T11
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T25 DNP T5 T15 T18 T26 T39 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T22 T8 T5 DNP 14 T36 DNP T52 DNP
PGA Championship T24 T27 WD T5 T13 T43 DNP DNP DNP T63
Tournament 1970 1971
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
PGA Championship T10 T40

Note: Maxwell never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Sources: Masters,[1] U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur,[2] PGA Championship,[3] 1952 British Amateur[4]

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 3 7 13 12
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 3 6 11 11
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 2 6 11 10
Totals 0 0 0 3 8 19 35 33
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1963 Masters – 1971 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners & Results". Masters Tournament. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ USGA Championship Database
  3. ^ "Player Stats for Billy Maxwell". PGA of America. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scot Beats Two Of Best Americans". The Glasgow Herald. May 30, 1952. p. 2. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 

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