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Donald W. Fairfield (born c. 1930) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Don Fairfield
Personal information
Full nameDonald W. Fairfield
Bornc. 1930
Kansas
Nationality United States
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT37: 1964
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1955
U.S. OpenT17: 1957
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1953

Fairfield was born in Kansas,[1] but grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois.[2] He served in the U.S. Air Force.[2]

Fairfield played full-time on the PGA Tour between 1956 and 1963, and won three times. He was head professional at Casey Country Club in Casey, Illinois from 1954 to 1955;[3] and at Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California from 1964 to 1997.[2][3] His best finish in a major championship was a loss in the quarterfinals (T-5) at the 1955 PGA Championship.[4]

Fairfield played sparingly on the Senior PGA Tour from 1980 to 1989. His best result was in his first event, a T-16 at the Atlantic City Senior International in 1980.

Fairfield and his wife, Iris, have two sons, Jim and Jeff; both are golf professionals.[3]

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Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 12, 1956 Pensacola Open −13 (72-69-65-69=275) 2 strokes   Bo Wininger
2 Aug 21, 1960 St. Paul Open Invitational −22 (66-68-65-67=266) 2 strokes   Billy Casper,   Lionel Hebert
3 May 19, 1963 Oklahoma City Open Invitational −8 (72-71-68-69=280) 1 stroke   Julius Boros

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1959 Kansas City Open Invitational   Dow Finsterwald Lost to birdie on first extra hole

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fairfield's 65 Wins in Evans Golf Tourney
  2. ^ a b c Martinez, Marcia (July 16, 2000). "Drysdale tournament has long, rich history / Champions reflect on golfing memories". The State Journal-Register. Springfield, Illinois. p. 66.
  3. ^ a b c Arnett, Bob (July 26, 2008). "Rub of the Green: A storied course in Casey, Illinois". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, Indiana. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  4. ^ 1955 PGA Championship results

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