Terry Diehl

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Terry Diehl
Personal information
Full name Terry J. Diehl
Born (1949-11-09) November 9, 1949 (age 67)
Rochester, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 1972
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T32: 1978
U.S. Open T7: 1977
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T10: 1980

Terry J. Diehl (born November 9, 1949) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1973–1983.

Diehl was born and raised in Rochester, New York. At the age of 15 he won the international long drive competition when he hit a ball 340 yds. He attended the University of Georgia from 1968–1971 and was a member of the golf team, an All-American in 1969.

Diehl had more than 20 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1974 San Antonio Texas Open; he shot a 19-under-par 269 and won by one stroke over Mike Hill. He finished solo 2nd to Lee Trevino at the same tournament in 1980. Diehl finished the 1976 IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic tied for first in regulation; however, he lost that tournament to Tom Kite on the fifth extra hole of a playoff handing Kite his first of 19 PGA Tour wins.[1] Diehl's best finish in a major championship was a T-7 at the 1977 U.S. Open.

Diehl left the PGA Tour after the 1983 season to pursue other endeavors that included a stint in the PGA Tour's marketing department, a commentator for ESPN, a club pro, a stockbroker[1] with Prudential Securities and a senior vice president in portfolio management at Morgan Stanley in Rochester.[2]

Diehl decided to forgo a chance to play on the Champions Tour after reaching the age of 50, when he and wife Laura decided to adopt a daughter from China named Alexandra. He also has four grown sons named Matt, John, Colin and Graham.[2]

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 20, 1974 San Antonio Texas Open −19 (68-65-65-71=269) 1 stroke United States Mike Hill

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1976 IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic United States Tom Kite Lost to par on fifth extra hole


  1. ^ a b "One Hit Wonders". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on September 7, 2004. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b "PGATour.com's Life Beyond the Green series: Making a "Diehl" after professional golf". Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 

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