|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|
Turned professional 1957
U.S. Open T5: 1968
Height 1.85 m
|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
Don Bies (Star Wars Droid Unit Supervisor / Darth Vader / Boba Fett) Q & A Panel
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.
- Don Bies (Star Wars Droid Unit Supervisor / Darth Vader / Boba Fett) Q & A Panel
- PGA Tour wins (1)
- Other wins (15)
- Senior PGA Tour wins (7)
- Other senior wins (6)
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
Senior PGA Tour wins (7)
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
Senior major championship is shown in bold.