David Edwards (golfer)

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David Edwards
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name David Wayne Edwards
Born (1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 57)
Neosho, Missouri
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Stillwater, Oklahoma
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1978
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Champions Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T3: 1984
U.S. Open T11: 1993
The Open Championship T46: 1994
PGA Championship T14: 1987

David Wayne Edwards (born April 18, 1956) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1979–2005 and now plays on the Champions Tour. He is the younger brother of former PGA Tour professional, Danny Edwards.

Edwards was born in Neosho, Missouri. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a distinguished member of the golf team — a first-team All-American his junior and senior years.[1] Edwards and teammate, Lindy Miller, led the Cowboys to the 1976 and 1978 NCAA Championships. Edwards was the individual medalist at the 1978 tournament in his senior year. He turned pro later that same year and joined the PGA Tour in 1979.

Edwards had more than 65 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events and won four times (the first one was a Championship he shared with his brother). His best finish in a major was T3 at The Masters in 1984.[2] In 1987, he scored the only double eagle in Torrey Pines PGA tournament history with driver-driver to the 18th green in the third round of play.[3] During his late forties, Edwards split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour as do so many golfers at that stage who are preparing for the Champions Tour.

Edwards became eligible for the Champions Tour in April 2006, and won his first event, the 3M Championship, in August of that year.

Edwards lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. He is a serious pilot who flies his own plane to tournaments.[4]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 19, 1980 Walt Disney World
National Team Championship

(with United States Danny 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
2 Feb 19, 1984 Los Angeles Open −5 (70-73-72-64=279) 3 strokes United States Jack Renner
3 Jun 7, 1992 Memorial Tournament −15 (71-65-70-67=273) Playoff United States Rick Fehr
4 Apr 18, 1993 MCI Heritage Golf Classic −11 (69-67-71-66=273) 2 strokes South Africa David Frost

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 Memorial Tournament United States Rick Fehr Won with par on second extra hole
2 1994 Buick Southern Open United States Tom Byrum, United States Mark Carnevale,
United States Neal Lancaster, Japan Yoshi Mizumaki, United States David Ogrin
Lancaster won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Aug 6, 2006 3M Championship −12 (69-68-67=204) 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant, United States Craig Stadler

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT T53
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T3 T41 DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T28 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T54 CUT
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T30 T16 DNP CUT T37 DNP 68 T14 T25 T41
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP T54 T18 T24 CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T11 T13 T62 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT T47 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T32 T40 CUT T44 DNP T17

DNP = Did not play
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 1 1 1 3 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 11
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 9 32 23
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1994 Masters – 1995 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Americans by Year". Oklahoma State University Athletic Department. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 
  3. ^ Snead, Floyd share SD lead
  4. ^ "Bio from PGA Tour's official site". 

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