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Jimmy Powell (golfer)

Jimmy Powell (born January 17, 1935) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s, but whose greatest success came on the Senior PGA Tour in the early to mid-1990s.

Jimmy Powell
Personal information
Born (1935-01-17) January 17, 1935 (age 84)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality United States
ResidenceIncline Village, Nevada
CollegeNorth Texas State University
Turned professional1959
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT33: 1975
U.S. OpenCUT: 1959, 1961, 1972
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Powell was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Dallas' Sunset High School and attended North Texas State University. He turned pro in 1959. He was the golf pro at Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas during the 1980s.

Powell had limited success during the regular phase of his career, but won several official and unofficial events as a senior. In 1995, Powell became the first player to ever win both the Super Seniors competition and the Senior PGA Tour event at the same tournament. He accomplished this at the 1995 First of America Classic. He holds or shares several other Champions Tour records.

Powell lived much of his adult life in La Quinta, California, but now resides in Incline Village, Nevada. He is involved in a golf course design business with Harold Heers; the courses they have designed are mainly in the western United States.

Professional wins (15)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

Other wins (4)Edit

Other senior wins (7)Edit

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