Doug Tewell

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Doug Tewell
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Douglas Fred Tewell
Born (1949-08-27) August 27, 1949 (age 65)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Edmond, Oklahoma
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Champions Tour 8
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T14: 1988
U.S. Open T41: 1986
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T9: 1983

Douglas Fred Tewell (born August 27, 1949) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level, including two senior major championships.

Tewell was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana[1] and reared in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He got started in the game by working as a caddie for his father.[2] He attended Oklahoma State University[1] in his hometown on a basketball scholarship his freshman year, but later switched to golf.[2] Tewell graduated and turned pro in 1971.[1]

Tewell joined the PGA Tour in 1975; his best year came in 1980 when he won the Sea Pines Heritage and IVB-Golf Classic. He won two more times on the Tour in the mid-1980s.[2][3] His best finishes in a major were T-9 at the 1983 PGA Championship and T-10 at the 1986 PGA Championship.[4] Tewell was forced off the PGA Tour at the age of 46 at the end of the 1995 season due to an orthopedic problem in his left elbow. He had arthroscopic surgery on the same elbow in 2005, a procedure he describes as "cleaning out scar tissue".

The biggest win in his career was his first on the Champions Tour. He won his first major, the Senior PGA Championship[3] at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida by seven shots over four other players including Tom Kite and Hale Irwin.

Tewell lives today in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Pam. They have a daughter, Kristie, and a son, Jay.[2] Kristie is married to former Nationwide Tour player Pat Bates. Tewell has worked as a color analyst for the Golf Channel, ESPN and Fox Sports. Tewell and fellow Edmond Oklahoman Gil Morgan are close friends and are often seen playing for fun together.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 30, 1980 Sea Pines Heritage −4 (69-66-72-73=280) Playoff United States Jerry Pate
2 Aug 3, 1980 IVB-Golf Classic −12 (67-73-65-67=272) 1 stroke United States Tom Kite
3 Feb 23, 1986 Los Angeles Open −14 (69-72-66-63=270) 7 strokes United States Clarence Rose
4 Oct 11, 1987 Pensacola Open −15 (69-66-66-68=269) 3 strokes United States Phil Blackmar, United States Danny Edwards

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1980 Sea Pines Heritage United States Jerry Pate Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (3)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (8)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 16, 2000 PGA Seniors' Championship −15 (68-66-67=201) 7 strokes United States Hale Irwin, United States Tom Kite,
United States Larry Nelson, United States Dana Quigley
2 Jun 18, 2000 SBC Championship −14 (70-65-67=202) 1 stroke United States Walter Hall, United States Larry Nelson
3 Aug 20, 2000 Novell Utah Showdown −17 (67-66-66=199) 2 strokes United States Gil Morgan
4 Apr 15, 2001 The Countrywide Tradition −23 (66-67-70-62=265) 9 strokes United States Mike McCullough
5 Feb 17, 2002 Verizon Classic −13 (67-67-69=203) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin
6 Apr 7, 2002 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf −11 (69-66-70=205) 1 stroke United States Bobby Wadkins
7 Jun 22, 2003 Farmers Charity Classic −15 (69-66-66=201) Playoff Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
8 Aug 22, 2004 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn −14 (69-69-64=202) 1 stroke United States Bruce Fleisher

Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2001 Ford Senior Players Championship United States Allen Doyle Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2003 Farmers Charity Classic Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy Won with birdie on third extra hole

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runner(s)-up
2000 PGA Seniors' Championship −15 (68-66-67=201) 7 strokes United States Hale Irwin, United States Tom Kite, United States Larry Nelson, United States Dana Quigley
2001 The Countrywide Tradition −23 (66-67-70-62=265) 9 strokes United States Mike McCullough

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PGA Tour Profile – Doug Tewell". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Doug Tewell bio from Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "PGA Tour Media Guide – Doug Tewell". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 

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