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.
|Born||January 17, 1935|
|Residence||Incline Village, Nevada|
|College||North Texas State University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||4|
|Best results in major championships|
|PGA Championship||T33: 1975|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1959, 1961, 1972|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
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
- 1990 Southwestern Bell Classic
- 1992 Aetna Challenge
- 1995 First of America Classic
- 1996 Brickyard Crossing Championship
Other wins (4)Edit
- 1968 Southern California PGA Championship
- 1970 Southern California PGA Championship
- 1991 Southern California PGA Championship
Other senior wins (7)Edit
- 1995 First of America Classic (Super Seniors event), Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Legendary Division (with Orville Moody)
- 1996 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Legendary Division (with Orville Moody)
- 1999 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Legendary Division (with Orville Moody)
- 2005 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Orville Moody)
- 2006 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Orville Moody)
- 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Al Geiberger)