David Edwards (golfer)

David Wayne Edwards (born April 18, 1956) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1979–2005 and now plays on the Champions Tour. He is the younger brother of former PGA Tour professional, Danny Edwards.

David Edwards
Personal information
Full nameDavid Wayne Edwards
Born (1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 65)
Neosho, Missouri
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceStillwater, Oklahoma
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1978
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins7
Highest ranking25 (May 30, 1993)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
PGA Tour Champions1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT3: 1984
PGA ChampionshipT14: 1987
U.S. OpenT11: 1993
The Open ChampionshipT46: 1994

Edwards was born in Neosho, Missouri. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a distinguished member of the golf team — a first-team All-American his junior and senior years.[2] Edwards and teammate, Lindy Miller, led the Cowboys to the 1976 and 1978 NCAA Championships. Edwards was the individual medalist at the 1978 tournament in his senior year. He turned pro later that same year and joined the PGA Tour in 1979.

Edwards had more than 65 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events and won four times (the first one was a Championship he shared with his brother). His best finish in a major was T3 at The Masters in 1984.[3] In 1987, he scored the only double eagle in Torrey Pines PGA tournament history with driver-driver to the 18th green in the third round of play.[4] During his late forties, Edwards split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour as do so many golfers at that stage who are preparing for the Champions Tour.

Edwards became eligible for the Champions Tour in April 2006, and won his first title at the 3M Championship in August of that year.

Edwards lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. He is a serious pilot who flies his own plane to tournaments.[5]

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 19, 1980 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with   Danny Edwards)
−35 (60-63-65-65=253) 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert and   Grier Jones,
  Dan Halldorson and   Dana Quigley,
  Mike Harmon and   Barry Harwell
2 Feb 19, 1984 Los Angeles Open −5 (70-73-72-64=279) 3 strokes   Jack Renner
3 Jun 7, 1992 Memorial Tournament −15 (71-65-70-67=273) Playoff   Rick Fehr
4 Apr 18, 1993 MCI Heritage Golf Classic −11 (68-66-70-69=273) 2 strokes   David Frost

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 Memorial Tournament   Rick Fehr Won with par on second extra hole
2 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic   Tom Byrum,   Mark Carnevale,
  Neal Lancaster,   Yoshi Mizumaki,
  David Ogrin
Lancaster won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Champions Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Aug 6, 2006 3M Championship −12 (69-68-67=204) 2 strokes   Brad Bryant,   Craig Stadler

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1978 1979
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T53
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T3 T41
U.S. Open T28 CUT T54 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T30 T16 CUT T37 68 T14 T25 T41
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Masters Tournament T54 T18 T24 CUT
U.S. Open T11 T13 T62 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T47
PGA Championship T32 T40 CUT T44 T17
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 11
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 9 31 23
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1994 Masters – 1995 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Players Championship CUT 79 CUT CUT T35 T15 CUT T19 T32 T48 T21 T36 T41 T35 T46 T51 CUT CUT T14 CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 22 1993 Ending 30 May 1993" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "All-Americans by Year". Oklahoma State University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  4. ^ Snead, Floyd share SD lead
  5. ^ "Bio from PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2007-05-07.

External linksEdit