Rex Caldwell

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Rex Caldwell
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Rex Allen Caldwell
Born (1950-05-05) May 5, 1950 (age 64)
Everett, Washington
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence San Antonio, Texas
Career
College San Fernando Valley State College
Turned professional 1972
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 2 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T11: 1984
U.S. Open CUT: 1981, 1984, 1985
The Open Championship CUT: 1982
PGA Championship 3rd: 1979

Rex Allen Caldwell (born May 5, 1950) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Caldwell was born in Everett, Washington. He attended San Fernando Valley State College. He turned professional in 1972.[1]

Caldwell played on the PGA Tour from 1972 to 1990. His best year in professional golf was 1983 when he teamed with John Cook to win at the World Cup. He also had six top-10 finishes that year in PGA Tour events which included a win at the LaJet Coors Classic and four solo 2nd or T-2 finishes.[2] His best finish in a major was third place at the 1979 PGA Championship. He has more than $1.3 million in career earnings.[3]

Caldwell also played on what is now the Nationwide Tour in the 1990s. His best finish was a T-2 at the 1994 NIKE Dakota Dunes Open.

After turning 50, Caldwell played on the Champions Tour from 2000 to 2006. His best finish was a T-6 at the 2003 Turtle Bay Championship.

Caldwell has played on several other tours during his regular and senior careers including but not limited to the Mexican Tour, Texas Tour, Sunbelt Senior Tour and the Heartland Players Senior Tour. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, JoAnn.[3]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Sep 25, 1983 LaJet Coors Classic –6 (68-72-76-66=282) 1 stroke United States Lee Trevino

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic United States Keith Fergus Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1983 Phoenix Open United States Bob Gilder, United States Johnny Miller
United States Mark O'Meara
Gilder won with birdie on eighth extra hole
Miller and O'Meara eliminated with birdie on second hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Senior wins (1)[edit]

  • Hollywood Casino Senior Classic (Heartland Players Senior Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T38 DNP DNP DNP T11 56
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DQ 3 20 T49 T61 T74 T25 CUT

DNP = Did not play
DQ = Disqualified
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"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 1 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 3 8 6
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 4 15 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rex Caldwell Player Profile". Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  2. ^ "1983 Stats from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  3. ^ a b Ducibella, Jim (July 14, 1996). "He'll laugh all the way to the bank, win or lose Rex Caldwell closes in on his best tour payday in years". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 

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