Fred Hawkins

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Fred Hawkins
Fred Hawkins.jpg
Hawkins in 2010
Personal information
Born (1923-09-03)September 3, 1923
Antioch, Illinois
Died December 6, 2014(2014-12-06) (aged 91)
Sebring, Florida
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Illinois
Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy
Turned professional 1947
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T2: 1958
U.S. Open T6: 1951, 1957
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1955, 1956

Fred Hawkins (September 3, 1923 – December 6, 2014) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s.

Hawkins was born in Antioch, Illinois.[1] He attended the University of Illinois and the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (now University of Texas at El Paso).[1] He turned professional in 1947.[1] He won once and had 19 runner-up finishes in PGA Tour events. His best year in professional golf was 1956, when he finished fourth on the money list plus notched his one and only PGA Tour win at the Oklahoma City Open.[2] His best finish in a major was a second-place tie (with Doug Ford) in the 1958 Masters Tournament won by Arnold Palmer. Hawkins also had a T-6 at the 1957 U.S. Open. He played on the 1957 Ryder Cup team.

Hawkins played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) from 1980 to 1991. His best finishes were two T-3s in the 1983 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am and the 1984 Gatlin Brothers Seniors Golf Classic.

Hawkins lived in El Paso, Texas during much of his career, and lived in Sebring, Florida until his death in 2014.[3]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Sep 23, 1956 Oklahoma City Open −9 (71-71-68-69=279) 2 strokes United States Gardner Dickinson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1959 Colonial National Invitation United States Ben Hogan Lost in 18-hole playoff (Hogan:69, Hawkins:73)

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T7 T10 T58 DNP T29 T16 T2 7 T16 T24 CUT DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP T6 T48 DNP DNP T19 CUT T6 DNP T11 CUT CUT T38 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP QF QF R128 T14 T28 T10 T22 CUT DNP

Note: Hawkins never played in The Open Championship. DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"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 1 0 1 4 7 10 9
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 2 3 5 8 7
Totals 0 1 0 3 9 16 29 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1956 PGA – 1960 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1951 U.S. Open – 1952 Masters)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 85. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma City Open won by Hawkins". Ocala Star-Banner. UPI. September 24, 1956. p. 7. 
  3. ^ Livsey, Laury (December 9, 2014). "Hawkins, second in '58 Masters, dies at 91". PGA Tour. 

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