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Don Bies

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Nationality  United States
The Open Championship  65th: 1980
Weight  77 kg
Professional wins  29
Name  Don Bies
PGA tour wins  1

Masters Tournament  T33: 1969
Role  Golfer
Turned professional  1957
U.S. Open  T5: 1968
Height  1.85 m
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Born  December 10, 1937 (age 78) Cottonwood, Idaho (1937-12-10)
Other  14 (regular) 7 (senior)
Residence  Seattle, Washington, United States

Former tours  PGA TOUR, Champions Tour

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Don Bies (born December 10, 1937) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on the PGA Tour, the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour), and in the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America.


Born in Cottonwood, Idaho, Bies attended Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington and turned pro in 1957. His only PGA Tour win came at the 1975 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. His best finish in a major was a T-5 at the 1968 U.S. Open which was played at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Bies is a three-time winner of the Washington Open (stroke play) and a six-time winner of the Washington State Match Play Championship and has won a host of other events in the Pacific Northwest. He left the PGA Tour in 1980 in order to devote full-time to his restaurant he had opened just outside Seattle.

After turning 50 at the end of 1987, Bies joined the Senior PGA Tour, where his fortunes improved dramatically with respect to winning tournaments. He has won numerous events both on the regular Senior PGA Tour and in non-Tour senior events. These wins include a senior major championship – The Tradition at Desert Mountain in 1989.

Bies was elected a member of the Pacific Northwest PGA Hall of Fame in 1994. He lives in Seattle with his wife of more than 50 years, Marylin. They have three grown children: Karen, Marcy and David; and eight grandchildren.

PGA Tour wins (1)

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

Other wins (15)

this list may be incomplete

  • 1959 Washington Open
  • 1961 Washington State Match Play
  • 1962 Northwest Open
  • 1963 Washington State Match Play
  • 1964 Washington State Match Play
  • 1965 Washington State Match Play
  • 1967 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
  • 1968 Washington State Match Play
  • 1980 Washington Open
  • 1983 Washington State Match Play
  • 1984 Northwest Open
  • 1987 Washington Open, PNW PGA Al Guisti Memorial
  • 1988 PNW PGA Al Giusti Memorial
  • 1989 Air New Zealand Shell Open
  • Senior PGA Tour wins (7)

    Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

    Senior major championship is shown in bold.

    Other senior wins (6)

  • 1989 DuPont Cup (Japan vs. U.S. Senior Golf Match)
  • 1990 Chrysler Cup
  • 2002 Washington State PGA Senior Invitational
  • 2003 Washington State PGA Senior Invitational
  • 2004 Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship, Oregon Senior Open
  • References

    Don Bies Wikipedia