Fred Hawkins (September 3, 1923 – December 6, 2014) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s.
Hawkins in 2010
|Born||September 3, 1923|
|Died||December 6, 2014 (aged 91)|
|Height||6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||University of Illinois|
Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T2: 1958|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1955, 1956|
|U.S. Open||T6: 1951, 1957|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Hawkins was born in Antioch, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois and the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (now University of Texas at El Paso). He turned professional in 1947. He won once and had 19 runner-up finishes in PGA Tour events. His best year in professional golf was 1956, when he finished fourth on the money list plus notched his one and only PGA Tour win at the Oklahoma City Open. His best finish in a major was a second-place tie (with Doug Ford) in the 1958 Masters Tournament won by Arnold Palmer. Hawkins also had a T-6 at the 1957 U.S. Open. He played on the 1957 Ryder Cup team.
Hawkins played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) from 1980 to 1991. His best finishes were two T-3s in the 1983 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am and the 1984 Gatlin Brothers Seniors Golf Classic.
PGA Tour winsEdit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Sep 23, 1956||Oklahoma City Open||−9 (71-71-68-69=279)||2 strokes||Gardner Dickinson|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1959||Colonial National Invitation||Ben Hogan||Lost in 18-hole playoff (Hogan:69, Hawkins:73)|
- 1961 New Mexico Open
Results in major championshipsEdit
Note: Hawkins never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1962 PGA Championship)
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1956 PGA – 1960 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1951 U.S. Open – 1952 Masters)
- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 85. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- "Oklahoma City Open won by Hawkins". Ocala Star-Banner. UPI. September 24, 1956. p. 7.
- Livsey, Laury (December 9, 2014). "Hawkins, second in '58 Masters, dies at 91". PGA Tour.