|Full name||Terry J. Diehl|
November 9, 1949 |
Rochester, New York
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|College||University of Georgia|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T32: 1978|
|U.S. Open||T7: 1977|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T10: 1980|
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. 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 with Prudential Securities and a senior vice president in portfolio management at Morgan Stanley in Rochester.
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.
Amateur wins (4)
- 1967 International Junior Masters (individual medalist)
- 1969 Monroe Invitational, New York State Amateur
- 1971 Monroe Invitational
Professional wins (1)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|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||Mike Hill|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1976||IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic||Tom Kite||Lost to par on fifth extra hole|
- "One Hit Wonders". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on September 7, 2004. Retrieved 2006-10-31.
- "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.