|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Donald W. Fairfield|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T37: 1964|
|U.S. Open||T17: 1957|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1953|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1955|
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; and at Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California from 1964 to 1997. His best finish in a major championship was a loss in the quarterfinals (T-5) at the 1955 PGA Championship.
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.
Professional wins (3)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|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||Bo Wininger|
|2||Aug 21, 1960||St. Paul Open Invitational||–22 (66-68-65-67=266)||2 strokes||Billy Casper, Lionel Hebert|
|3||May 19, 1963||Oklahoma City Open Invitational||–8 (72-71-68-69=280)||1 stroke||Julius Boros|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1959||Kansas City Open Invitational||Dow Finsterwald||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
- Fairfield's 65 Wins in Evans Golf Tourney
- Martinez, Marcia (July 16, 2000). "Drysdale tournament has long, rich history / Champions reflect on golfing memories". The State Journal-Register. Springfield, Illinois. p. 66.
- Arnett, Bob (July 26, 2008). "Rub of the Green: A storied course in Casey, Illinois". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, Indiana. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- 1955 PGA Championship results
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