|Full name||Douglas Fred Tewell|
August 27, 1949 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||8|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T14: 1988|
|U.S. Open||T41: 1986|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T9: 1983|
Tewell was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and reared in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He got started in the game by working as a caddie for his father. He attended Oklahoma State University in his hometown on a basketball scholarship his freshman year, but later switched to golf. Tewell graduated and turned pro in 1971.
Tewell joined the PGA Tour in 1975; his best year came in 1980 when he won the Sea Pines Heritage and IVB-Golf Classic. He won two more times on the Tour in the mid-1980s. His best finishes in a major were T-9 at the 1983 PGA Championship and T-10 at the 1986 PGA Championship. Tewell was forced off the PGA Tour at the age of 46 at the end of the 1995 season due to an orthopedic problem in his left elbow. He had arthroscopic surgery on the same elbow in 2005, a procedure he describes as "cleaning out scar tissue".
The biggest win in his career was his first on the Champions Tour. He won his first major, the Senior PGA Championship at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida by seven shots over four other players including Tom Kite and Hale Irwin.
Tewell lives today in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Pam. They have a daughter, Kristie, and a son, Jay. Kristie is married to former Nationwide Tour player Pat Bates. Tewell has worked as a color analyst for the Golf Channel, ESPN and Fox Sports. Tewell and fellow Edmond Oklahoman Gil Morgan are close friends and are often seen playing for fun together.
PGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Mar 30, 1980||Sea Pines Heritage||−4 (69-66-72-73=280)||Playoff||Jerry Pate|
|2||Aug 3, 1980||IVB-Golf Classic||−12 (67-73-65-67=272)||1 stroke||Tom Kite|
|3||Feb 23, 1986||Los Angeles Open||−14 (69-72-66-63=270)||7 strokes||Clarence Rose|
|4||Oct 11, 1987||Pensacola Open||−15 (69-66-66-68=269)||3 strokes||Phil Blackmar, Danny Edwards|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1980||Sea Pines Heritage||Jerry Pate||Won with par on first extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1978 South Central PGA Championship
- 1982 Oklahoma Open
- 1988 Acom Team Championship (with Bob Gilder)
- 1995 Jerry Ford Invitational
Champions Tour wins (8)
|Champions Tour major championships (2)|
|Other Champions Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Apr 16, 2000||PGA Seniors' Championship||−15 (68-66-67=201)||7 strokes|| Hale Irwin, Tom Kite,
Larry Nelson, Dana Quigley
|2||Jun 18, 2000||SBC Championship||−14 (70-65-67=202)||1 stroke||Walter Hall, Larry Nelson|
|3||Aug 20, 2000||Novell Utah Showdown||−17 (67-66-66=199)||2 strokes||Gil Morgan|
|4||Apr 15, 2001||The Countrywide Tradition||−23 (66-67-70-62=265)||9 strokes||Mike McCullough|
|5||Feb 17, 2002||Verizon Classic||−13 (67-67-69=203)||1 stroke||Hale Irwin|
|6||Apr 7, 2002||Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf||−11 (69-66-70=205)||1 stroke||Bobby Wadkins|
|7||Jun 22, 2003||Farmers Charity Classic||−15 (69-66-66=201)||Playoff||Eamonn Darcy|
|8||Aug 22, 2004||Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn||−14 (69-69-64=202)||1 stroke||Bruce Fleisher|
Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2001||Ford Senior Players Championship||Allen Doyle||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||2003||Farmers Charity Classic||Eamonn Darcy||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
Results in major championships
Note: Tewell never played in The Open Championship
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Champions Tour major championships
|2000||PGA Seniors' Championship||−15 (68-66-67=201)||7 strokes||Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Larry Nelson, Dana Quigley|
|2001||The Countrywide Tradition||−23 (66-67-70-62=265)||9 strokes||Mike McCullough|
- "PGA Tour Profile – Doug Tewell". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "Doug Tewell bio from Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "PGA Tour Media Guide – Doug Tewell". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "Golf Major Championships".