Billy Joe Maxwell (born July 23, 1929) is an American professional golfer.
|Full name||Billy Joe Maxwell|
|Born||July 23, 1929|
|Height||5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||North Texas State College|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1962|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1963|
|U.S. Open||T5: 1963|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|U.S. Amateur||Won: 1951|
|British Amateur||T9: 1952|
Maxwell was born in Abilene, Texas. He played college golf at North Texas State College and helped them win four consecutive NCAA Division I team championships (1949–1952). Maxwell also won the U.S. Amateur title in 1951. After an impressive amateur career, he served in the Army and turned pro in 1954.
Maxwell won seven times on the PGA Tour. He also played on the 1963 Ryder Cup team and was elected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. He has a twin brother, Bobby, who was also a golfer. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida where, along with former PGA touring pro, Chris Blocker, he owns and operates Hyde Park Golf Club, a Donald Ross designed course.
- this list is probably incomplete
- 1951 U.S. Amateur
- 1953 Mexican Amateur
PGA Tour wins (7)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Apr 3, 1955||Azalea Open Invitational||−18 (65-68-68-69=270)||1 stroke||Mike Souchak|
|2||Apr 22, 1956||Arlington Hotel Open||−16 (64-69-70-69=272)||1 stroke||George Bayer, Ernie Vossler|
|3||Oct 27, 1957||Hesperia Open Invitational||−13 (67-67-67-74=275)||2 strokes||Dow Finsterwald|
|4||May 18, 1958||Memphis Open||−13 (69-65-68-65=267)||1 stroke||Cary Middlecoff|
|5||Feb 5, 1961||Palm Springs Golf Classic||−14 (68-70-68-68-71=345)||2 strokes||Doug Sanders|
|6||Aug 13, 1961||Insurance City Open Invitational||−13 (69-68-68-66=271)||Playoff||Ted Kroll|
|7||Sep 3, 1962||Dallas Open Invitational||−3 (68-70-68-71=277)||4 strokes||Johnny Pott|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1955||Baton Rouge Open||Jimmy Clark, Bo Wininger||Wininger won 18-hole playoff (Wininger:66, Clark:70, Maxwell:71)|
|2||1957||Western Open||George Bayer, Doug Ford, Gene Littler||Ford won with par on third extra hole|
Littler and Maxwell eliminated with par on first hole
|3||1961||Insurance City Open Invitational||Ted Kroll||Won with birdie on seventh extra hole|
this list is probably incomplete
Amateur wins (1)Edit
|1951||U.S. Amateur||4 & 3||Joseph F. Gagliardi|
|The Amateur Championship||R16|
Note: Maxwell never played in The Open Championship.
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1963 Masters – 1971 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)
- "Past Winners & Results". Masters Tournament. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- USGA Championship Database Archived December 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Player Stats for Billy Maxwell". PGA of America. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- "Scot Beats Two Of Best Americans". The Glasgow Herald. May 30, 1952. p. 2. Retrieved October 31, 2013.