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Howard Allen Twitty (born January 15, 1949) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; and played on the Champions Tour from 1999 until 2007.

Howard Twitty
Personal information
Full nameHoward Allen Twitty
Born (1949-01-15) January 15, 1949 (age 70)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1974
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1980
U.S. OpenT32: 1979
The Open ChampionshipT34: 1993
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1993

Twitty was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1972 and turned pro in 1974. He won three tournaments on the PGA Tour during his career. His best finish in a major tournament was a T-5 at the 1980 PGA Championship.[1] Twitty missed part of the 1996 season due to foot surgery, and now wears sandals with golf spikes while he plays. Twitty played some on the Nationwide Tour in his late forties to prepare for the Champions Tour. After reaching the age of 50 in 1999, he began play on the Champions Tour, where his best finish was a T-2 at the 2000 Toshiba Senior Classic.

Twitty has done some consulting on golf course design. He collaborated with Roger Maltbie on the well-received redesign of the TPC at River Highlands course in Connecticut, site of the Buick Championship. He also collaborated with Tom Weiskopf on the TPC Scottsdale redesign, site of the FBR Open.

Twitty resides in Paradise Valley, a suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona. He has seven children. He lists his special interests as "all sports", and is nicknamed "Twitty-Bird" by his fellow golfers.

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Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Sep 2, 1979 B.C. Open −14 (69-70-64-67=270) 1 stroke   Tom Purtzer
2 Jul 27, 1980 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open −18 (68-66-63-69=266) Playoff   Jim Simons
3 Jan 17, 1993 United Airlines Hawaiian Open −19 (63-68-70-68=269) 4 strokes   Joey Sindelar

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1980 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open   Jim Simons Won with birdie on sixth extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T32
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T38 T64 T7
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T38 T40
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT CUT 66
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T5 T43 CUT T51 CUT CUT T27
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Masters Tournament T17 T48
U.S. Open 65 CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship T34 T47
PGA Championship T16 CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships".

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