Jimmy Powell (golfer)

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Jimmy Powell
Personal information
Born(1935-01-17)January 17, 1935
Dallas, Texas
DiedJanuary 16, 2021(2021-01-16) (aged 85)
La Quinta, California
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceLa Quinta, California
Career
CollegeNorth Texas State University
Turned professional1959
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions4
Other10
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT33: 1975
U.S. OpenCUT: 1959, 1961, 1972
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Jimmy Powell (January 17, 1935 – January 16, 2021[1]) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s, but whose greatest success came on the Senior PGA Tour in the early to mid-1990s.

Powell was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Dallas' Sunset High School and attended North Texas State University. He turned pro in 1959. He was the golf pro at Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas during the 1980s.

Powell had limited success during the regular phase of his career, but won several official and unofficial events as a senior. In 1995, Powell became the first player to ever win both the Super Seniors competition and the Senior PGA Tour event at the same tournament. He accomplished this at the 1995 First of America Classic. He holds or shares several other Champions Tour records.

Powell lived much of his adult life in La Quinta, California. He was involved in a golf course design business with Harold Heers; the courses they have designed are mainly in the western United States.

Professional wins (15)[edit]

Other wins (4)[edit]

Senior PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 13, 1990 Southwestern Bell Classic −8 (72-71-65=208) 1 stroke United States Jim Dent, United States Terry Dill,
United States Mike Hill, United States Rives McBee
2 Feb 9, 1992 Aetna Challenge −19 (67-65-65=197) 4 strokes United States Lee Trevino
3 Jul 23, 1995 First of America Classic −15 (68-66-67=201) 5 strokes United States Babe Hiskey
4 Sep 22, 1996 Brickyard Crossing Championship −10 (68-66=134)* 1 stroke United States John Jacobs

*Note: The 1996 Brickyard Crossing Championship was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1989 Gatlin Brothers Southwest Senior Classic United States George Archer, United States Orville Moody Archer won with par on second extra hole
2 1990 NYNEX Commemorative United States Mike Fetchick, United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez,
United States Lee Trevino
Trevino won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Powell and Rodríguez eliminated by birdie on first hole

Other senior wins (7)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Livsey, Laury (January 27, 2021). "Powell passes away at the age of 85". PGA Tour.

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