Rex Caldwell

Rex Allen Caldwell (born May 5, 1950) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Rex Caldwell
Personal information
Full nameRex Allen Caldwell
Born (1950-05-05) May 5, 1950 (age 71)
Everett, Washington
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSan Antonio, Texas
CollegeSan Fernando Valley State College
Turned professional1972
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Other2 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1984
PGA Championship3rd: 1979
U.S. OpenCUT: 1981, 1984, 1985
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1982

Caldwell was born in Everett, Washington. He attended San Fernando Valley State College. He turned professional in 1972.[1]

Caldwell played on the PGA Tour from 1972 to 1990. His best year in professional golf was 1983 when he teamed with John Cook to win at the World Cup. He also had six top-10 finishes that year in PGA Tour events which included a win at the LaJet Coors Classic and four solo 2nd or T-2 finishes.[2] His best finish in a major was third place at the 1979 PGA Championship. He has more than $1.3 million in career earnings.[3]

Caldwell also played on what is now the Nationwide Tour in the 1990s. His best finish was a T-2 at the 1994 NIKE Dakota Dunes Open.

After turning 50, Caldwell played on the Champions Tour from 2000 to 2006. His best finish was a T-6 at the 2003 Turtle Bay Championship.

Caldwell has played on several other tours during his regular and senior careers including the Mexican Tour, Texas Tour, Sunbelt Senior Tour and the Heartland Players Senior Tour. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, JoAnn.[3]

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 25, 1983 LaJet Coors Classic −6 (68-72-76-66=282) 1 stroke   Lee Trevino

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic   Keith Fergus Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1983 Phoenix Open   Bob Gilder,   Johnny Miller
  Mark O'Meara
Gilder won with birdie on eighth extra hole
Miller and O'Meara eliminated by birdie on second hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Senior wins (1)Edit

  • Hollywood Casino Senior Classic (Heartland Players Senior Tour)

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament T38 T11 56
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DQ 3 20 T49 T61 T74 T25 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

DQ = disqualified
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1982 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 3 8 6
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 4 15 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rex Caldwell Player Profile". Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  2. ^ "1983 Stats from PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  3. ^ a b Ducibella, Jim (July 14, 1996). "He'll laugh all the way to the bank, win or lose Rex Caldwell closes in on his best tour payday in years". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2007-10-29.

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