Keith Clearwater

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Keith Clearwater
Personal information
Full nameKeith Allen Clearwater
Born (1959-09-01) September 1, 1959 (age 59)
Long Beach, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceOrem, Utah
CollegeBrigham Young University
Turned professional1982
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT39: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT48: 1991
U.S. OpenT31: 1987
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1992

Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour.

Clearwater was born in Long Beach, California. He went to Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, California)[citation needed] and was one of many Californians to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and play on the school's golf team. In 1981, his junior year, he helped lead BYU to the 1981 NCAA Championship, and was named as a first team All-American. During his tenure at BYU, his teammates included future professional golfers Rick Fehr, Richard Zokol and Bobby Clampett. In his senior year, 1982, he was named as a second team All-American. He turned pro in 1982, and joined the PGA Tour in 1987.

Clearwater won two tournaments on the PGA Tour, both in his rookie season of 1987. He won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266, which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985. Later in that same season, he won the Centel Classic.

Clearwater has had a moderately successful career in professional golf. He has just over two dozen top-10 tournament finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major was a T-31 at the 1987 U.S. Open, which included a third round of 64 that tied the Olympic Club course record and also tied the lowest third round score in the U.S. Open. (Ben Crenshaw in 1981 and Loren Roberts in 1994 are the other two players to have carded a 64 in the third round at the U.S. Open.)[1]

Clearwater lives in Orem, Utah. He competes on the Champions Tour, but plays the PGA Tour's Colonial National Invitational every year. [2]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 May 17, 1987 Colonial National Invitation 67-71-64-64=266 −18 3 strokes United States Davis Love III
2 Nov 1, 1987 Centel Classic 71-68-68-71=278 −10 1 stroke United States Billy Kratzert
United States Bob Lohr
United States Joey Sindelar

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1985 Alaska State Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Masters Tournament CUT T39
U.S. Open T31 CUT T37 T52 CUT T53
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T48 T56 WD
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The US Open - Tournament records". Golf Today.
  2. ^