Doug Tewell

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Doug Tewell
Personal information
Full nameDouglas Fred Tewell
Born(1949-08-27) August 27, 1949 (age 63)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceEdmond, Oklahoma
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1971
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Champions Tour8
Other3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT14: 1988
U.S. OpenT41: 1986
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1983
 
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Doug Tewell
Personal information
Full nameDouglas Fred Tewell
Born(1949-08-27) August 27, 1949 (age 63)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceEdmond, Oklahoma
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1971
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Champions Tour8
Other3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT14: 1988
U.S. OpenT41: 1986
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1983

Douglas Fred Tewell (born August 27, 1949) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level, including two senior major championships.

Tewell was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana[1] and reared in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He got started in the game by working as a caddie for his father.[2] He attended Oklahoma State University[1] in his hometown on a basketball scholarship his freshman year, but later switched to golf.[2] Tewell graduated and turned pro in 1971.[1]

Tewell joined the PGA Tour in 1975; his best year came in 1980 when he won the Sea Pines Heritage and IVB-Golf Classic. He won two more times on the Tour in the mid-1980s.[2][3] His best finishes in a major were T-9 at the 1983 PGA Championship and T-10 at the 1986 PGA Championship.[4] Tewell was forced off the PGA Tour at the age of 46 at the end of the 1995 season due to an orthopedic problem in his left elbow. He had arthroscopic surgery on the same elbow in 2005, a procedure he describes as "cleaning out scar tissue".

The biggest win in his career was his first on the Champions Tour. He won his first major, the Senior PGA Championship[3] at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida by seven shots over four other players including Tom Kite and Hale Irwin.

Tewell lives today in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Pam. They have a daughter, Kristie, and a son, Jay.[2] Kristie is married to former Nationwide Tour player Pat Bates. Tewell has worked as a color analyst for the Golf Channel, ESPN and Fox Sports. Tewell and fellow Edmond Oklahoman Gil Morgan are close friends and are often seen playing for fun together.

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Professional wins

PGA Tour wins (4)

No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of VictoryRunner(s)-up
1Mar 30, 1980Sea Pines Heritage-4 (69-66-72-73=280)PlayoffUnited States Jerry Pate
2Aug 3, 1980IVB-Golf Classic-12 (67-73-65-67=272)1 strokeUnited States Tom Kite
3Feb 23, 1986Los Angeles Open-14 (69-72-66-63=270)7 strokesUnited States Clarence Rose
4Oct 11, 1987Pensacola Open-15 (69-66-66-68=269)3 strokesUnited States Phil Blackmar, United States Danny Edwards

PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11980Sea Pines HeritageUnited States Jerry PateWon with par on first extra hole

Other wins (3)

Champions Tour wins (8)

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (6)
No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1Apr 16, 2000PGA Seniors' Championship-15 (68-66-67=201)7 strokesUnited States Hale Irwin, United States Tom Kite,
United States Larry Nelson, United States Dana Quigley
2Jun 18, 2000SBC Championship-14 (70-65-67=202)1 strokeUnited States Walter Hall, United States Larry Nelson
3Aug 20, 2000Novell Utah Showdown-17 (67-66-66=199)2 strokesUnited States Gil Morgan
4Apr 15, 2001The Countrywide Tradition-23 (66-67-70-62=265)9 strokesUnited States Mike McCullough
5Feb 17, 2002Verizon Classic-13 (67-67-69=203)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin
6Apr 7, 2002Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf-11 (69-66-70=205)1 strokeUnited States Bobby Wadkins
7Jun 22, 2003Farmers Charity Classic-15 (69-66-66=201)PlayoffRepublic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
8Aug 22, 2004Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn-14 (69-69-64=202)1 strokeUnited States Bruce Fleisher

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (2)

YearChampionshipWinning ScoreMarginRunner(s)-up
2000PGA Seniors' Championship−15 (68−66−67=201)7 strokesUnited States Hale Irwin, United States Tom Kite, United States Larry Nelson, United States Dana Quigley
2001The Countrywide Tradition−23 (66−67−70−62=265)9 strokesUnited States Mike McCullough

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