Don Iverson

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Don Iverson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Donald Iverson
Born (1945-10-28) October 28, 1945 (age 71)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Turned professional 1968
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T29: 1974
U.S. Open T35: 1974
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T6: 1973

Donald Iverson (born October 28, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s.

Iverson was born, raised and has lived most of his life in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He attended La Crosse Central High School, where he was a star quarterback on the football team and member of the golf team. He graduated in 1963. As an amateur, he won six La Crosse Tribune County Amateur Golf Championships from 1960–1967. He attended the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. He won the 1966 NAIA Championship. He turned professional later that year.[1]

Iverson played nine years on the PGA Tour from 1971–1979.[1] The biggest win of his career came at the 1975 B.C. Open; he shot a final round 68 for a four-day total of 274 (10-under-par) to edge David Graham and Jim Colbert by one stroke.[2][3] Iverson's best year on the Tour was also 1975, when in addition to his win at the B.C. Open, he tied for 37th on the money list with $56,559.[1] His best finish in a major was T-6 at the 1973 PGA Championship where Iverson was a co-leader after both the first and second rounds.[4][5][6]

After retiring as a touring professional in 1979, he moved back home to La Crosse and went to work as a national sales representative for Inland Printing Company.[1] In 1980, he was elected to the UW–La Crosse Hall of Fame.[7] He was inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1988.[8] Iverson and his wife, Virginia, have two children, Corie and Merritt.[1]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Sep 1, 1975 B.C. Open −10 (66-69-71-68=274) 1 stroke United States Jim Colbert, Australia David Graham

Other wins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lamb, Bob (1984-05-12). "Tour stops here for Iverson". LaCrosse Tribune. Retrieved 18 October 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Today in Golf History: September 1". GolfonLine.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "BC Open". Golf Today. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  5. ^ Glamor guys give way to Geiberger, Iverson
  6. ^ Big names don't bother young golfer Don Iverson
  7. ^ "Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame Iverson bio". 
  8. ^ "Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame". 

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