Bobby Mitchell (golfer)
February 23, 1943 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T2: 1972|
|U.S. Open||T12: 1970|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1981, 1985|
|PGA Championship||T34: 1971|
Mitchell was born in Chatham, Virginia and was raised in nearby Danville, Virginia. He dropped out of high school and turned pro at 15. He won the Virginia State Golf Association Open, the Virginia State PGA Open and the Carolinas PGA Championship before joining the PGA Tour.
Mitchell won two PGA Tour events during his career: the 1971 Cleveland Open and the 1972 Tournament of Champions. He had more than two dozen top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including more than a half-dozen 2nd or 3rd-place finishes. His best finish in a major was T2 at the 1972 Masters Tournament.
Since 1991, Mitchell has traveled to Finland in the summer to teach golf to young people in association with Averett University. Mitchell joined the Champions Tour in 1995; his best finish in a Champions Tour event is a T-12 at The Transamerica in 1995.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Jun 27, 1971||Cleveland Open||–22 (66-64-67-65=262)||7 strokes||Charles Coody|
|2||Apr 23, 1972||Tournament of Champions||–8 (71-65-74-70=280)||Playoff||Jack Nicklaus|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1972||Tournament of Champions||Jack Nicklaus||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
- "Danville's Bobby Mitchell Still Hopes for Senior Tour". Triad Golf Today Magazine. Winter 2001. Archived from the original on 14 November 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2006.
- "Golf Major Championships".