Danny Edwards

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Danny Edwards
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1951-06-14) June 14, 1951 (age 63)
Ketchikan, Alaska
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1973
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Japan Golf Tour 1
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T18: 1984
U.S. Open T12: 1982
The Open Championship T5: 1974
PGA Championship T20: 1983

Danny Edwards (born June 14, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour. He is the older brother of former PGA Tour player David Edwards.

Edwards was born in Ketchikan, Alaska. He started playing golf at age 14 and four years later won the Oklahoma State High School Championship. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1972 and 1973 Big Eight Conference Championships, the 1972 North and South Amateur, and was a three-time All-American. He played on the 1973 Walker Cup team and was the low amateur at the British Open the same year.

Edwards turned professional in 1973 and joined the PGA Tour in 1975, and won five official Tour events. His first victory came at the 1977 Greater Greensboro Open – the only event he would win twice. His best finish in a major was T5 at the 1974 British Open.[1] Edwards would earn more than three dozen top-10 finishes in Tour events; his final win came at the 1985 Pensacola Open.

As Edwards moved past his prime PGA Tour years, he turned his attention to the business world. He became CEO of GreenFix Golf, a company that manufactures a tool that enables players and maintenance crews to repair ball marks to golf greens.[2]

Edwards lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 3, 1977 Greater Greensboro Open −12 (68-68-68-72=276) 4 strokes United States George Burns, United States Larry Nelson
2 Oct 19, 1980 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with David Edwards)
−35 (60-63-65-67=253) 2 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert & United States Grier Jones,
Canada Dan Halldorson & United States Dana Quigley,
United States Mike Harmon & United States Barry Harwell
3 Apr 5, 1982 Greater Greensboro Open −3 (66-72-72-75=285) 1 stroke United States Bobby Clampett
4 Jul 17, 1983 Miller High Life QCO −22 (66-64-69-67=266) Playoff United States Morris Hatalsky
5 Oct 20, 1985 Pensacola Open −19 (67-68-67-67=269) 1 stroke United States John Mahaffey, United States Gil Morgan

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1983 Miller High Life QCO United States Morris Hatalsky Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T19 CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT T19 CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship T39 LA T5 T23 T60 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T36 T38 DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T24 T36 T18 T47 T28 DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T12 CUT DNP T44 CUT T24 T40 DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP T21 T29 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T59 T61 T22 T20 T39 T47 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the half-way cut
LA = Low amateur
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 6
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 8
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 11 34 25
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1983 PGA – 1986 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

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