Pat Fitzsimons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pat Fitzsimons
Personal information
Born (1950-12-15) December 15, 1950 (age 66)
Coos Bay, Oregon
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Annette
Career
College University of Oregon
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 10
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T22: 1975
U.S. Open T9: 1975
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T43: 1976

Pat Fitzsimons (born December 15, 1950) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Fitzsimons was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon.[1] He turned professional in 1971.

Fitzsimons had eleven top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events including a win at the 1975 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. His career year was 1975 when he received Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer award and was named Oregon's pro athlete of the year. His best finish in a major championship was T-9 at the 1975 U.S. Open.[2] He lived in Prineville, Oregon during much of his regular career.

Fitzsimons played some on the Nationwide Tour during his late forties to prepare for the Champions Tour. His best finish in a Nationwide Tour event was a T-5 at the 1995 NIKE Tri-Cities Open. After reaching the age of 50 in December 2000, he began play on the Champions Tour but with very limited success.

Fitzsimons works with Bobby Walzel and Bunky Henry at GolfQuest, a Houston-based company which organizes corporate golf retreats. He also works as a teaching pro at The Palms Golf Club in La Quinta, California. He lives in the greater San Diego area and has two sons.[3]

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Feb 23, 1975 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open -9 (70-71-64-70=275) 4 strokes United States Tom Kite

Other wins (10)[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]