Keith Fergus

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Keith Fergus
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Keith Carlton Fergus
Born (1954-03-03) March 3, 1954 (age 62)
Temple, Texas
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sugar Land, Texas
College University of Houston
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3 Tour 2
PGA Tour Champions 3
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T16: 1983
U.S. Open T3: 1980
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T4: 1981

Keith Carlton Fergus (born March 3, 1954) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour and the Champions Tour.

Fergus was born in Temple, Texas. He started playing golf at age 8. In high school, he played football and basketball but enjoyed practicing golf more than the other sports. He attended and was a member of the golf team at the University of Houston, where he was a 3-time All American and runner-up to Jay Haas at the 1975 NCAA Championship. He turned pro in 1976.

Fergus had his best years on the PGA Tour in the early 1980s. During his PGA career, he had over 40 top-10 finishes and won three events. His best finish in a major was a T-3 at the 1980 U.S. Open; he also had a T-4 at the 1981 PGA Championship. He began using the long putter in 1988. Fergus took a break from the tour in 1988 when he accepted the head golf coaches job at his alma mater, the University of Houston, a position he held until 1994.

Fergus resumed tour play in the mid-1990s on both the Nationwide Tour and, on a limited basis, in PGA Tour events. In 1996, at the Nortel Open, he was attacked by a swarm of killer bees and was stung 10 to 15 times; his caddie was stung more than 50 times.

After turning 50 in March 2004, he began play on the Champions Tour. His first win was the 2007 Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort, where he became the second player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored tours (PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour), the first being Ron Streck in 2005.[1]

Fergus won the Cap Cana Championship in March 2009 where on Sunday, he shot a five-under-par 67 which included a dramatic holed out eagle 2 on the par 4 17th hole to give him the one stroke victory over Mark O'Meara and Andy Bean.[2] It was his second Champions Tour win.

Fergus has done some course design work and starred in some television commercials. He lives in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1971 Texas State Junior

Professional wins (10)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 May 24, 1981 Memorial Tournament –4 (71-68-74-71=284) 1 stroke United States Jack Renner
2 May 23, 1982 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic –15 (66-72-66-69=273) Playoff United States Raymond Floyd
3 Jan 23, 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic –25 (71-69-65-65-65=335) Playoff United States Rex Caldwell

PGA Tour playoff record (2-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic United States Raymond Floyd Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic United States Rex Caldwell Won with par on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Apr 17, 1994 Nike Panama City Beach Classic –14 (66-64-72=202) 2 strokes United States Tommy Armour III
2 Sep 18, 1994 Nike Boise Open –15 (65-69-64=198) Playoff United States Bill Murchison

Other wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 1, 2007 Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort –12 (67-67-70=204) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin, United States Mark O'Meara
2 Mar 29, 2009 Cap Cana Championship –13 (68-68-67=203) 1 stroke United States Andy Bean, United States Mark O'Meara
3 May 17, 2009 Regions Charity Classic –12 (66-66=132) 3 strokes United States Gene Jones

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Boeing Greater Seattle Classic United States Tom Kite Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP T26 T37 T33 T16 CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T38 T60 T50 T4 CUT T14 T20 CUT

Note: Fergus never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 4
U.S. Open 0 0 1 1 2 2 5 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 6
Totals 0 0 1 2 3 6 19 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1978 PGA – 1982 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Deason, Lauren (April 1, 2007). "Finally, Fergus knew, it was his time to win again in the pros". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Senko, Dave (March 29, 2009). "Fergus' late heroics lead to one-shot win at Cap Cana". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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