Don Fairfield

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Don Fairfield
Personal information
Full name Donald W. Fairfield
Born c. 1930
Nationality  United States
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T37: 1964
U.S. Open T17: 1957
The Open Championship CUT: 1953
PGA Championship T5: 1955

Donald W. Fairfield (born c. 1930) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Fairfield was born in Kansas,[1] but grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois.[2] He served in the U.S. Air Force.[2]

Fairfield played full-time on the PGA Tour between 1956 and 1963, and won three times. He was head professional at Casey Country Club in Casey, Illinois from 1954 to 1955;[3] and at Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California from 1964 to 1997.[2][3] His best finish in a major championship was a loss in the quarterfinals (T-5) at the 1955 PGA Championship.[4]

Fairfield played sparingly on the Senior PGA Tour from 1980 to 1989. His best result was in his first event, a T-16 at the Atlantic City Senior International in 1980.

Fairfield and his wife, Iris, have two sons, Jim and Jeff; both are golf professionals.[3]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 12, 1956 Pensacola Open −13 (72-69-65-69=275) 2 strokes United States Bo Wininger
2 Aug 21, 1960 St. Paul Open Invitational −22 (66-68-65-67=266) 2 strokes United States Billy Casper, United States Lionel Hebert
3 May 19, 1963 Oklahoma City Open Invitational −8 (72-71-68-69=280) 1 stroke United States Julius Boros

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1959 Kansas City Open Invitational United States Dow Finsterwald Lost to birdie on first extra hole


  1. ^ Fairfield's 65 Wins in Evans Golf Tourney
  2. ^ a b c Martinez, Marcia (July 16, 2000). "Drysdale tournament has long, rich history / Champions reflect on golfing memories". The State Journal-Register. Springfield, Illinois. p. 66. 
  3. ^ a b c Arnett, Bob (July 26, 2008). "Rub of the Green: A storied course in Casey, Illinois". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, Indiana. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ 1955 PGA Championship results

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