Billy Joe Maxwell (born July 23, 1929) is an American professional golfer.
Maxwell was born in Abilene, Texas. He played college golf at North Texas State College and helped them win four consecutive NCAA Division I team championships (1949–1952). Maxwell also won the U.S. Amateur title in 1951. After an impressive amateur career, he served in the Army and turned pro in 1954.
Maxwell won seven times on the PGA Tour. He also played on the 1963 Ryder Cup team and was elected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. He has a twin brother, Bobby, who was also a golfer. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida where, along with former PGA touring pro, Chris Blocker, he owns and operates Hyde Park Golf Club, a Donald Ross designed course.
this list is probably incomplete
1951 U.S. Amateur
1953 Mexican Amateur
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
this list is probably incomplete1956 Mexican Open
1961 Puerto Rico Open
1973 Florida Open
Note: Maxwell never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
Sources: Masters, U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur, PGA Championship, 1952 British AmateurMost consecutive cuts made – 14 (1963 Masters – 1971 PGA)
Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)