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Full name  Lonnie Dean Nielsen
College  University of Iowa
Height  1.8 m
Turned professional  1976
Children  Sarah, Mollie, Andrew
Role  Golfer
Current tours  Champions Tour
Spouse  Mary Jo (1977-present)
Name  Lonnie Nielsen
Education  University of Iowa
Nationality  United States
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour
Weight  91 kg

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Born  June 29, 1953 (age 62) Belle Plaine, Iowa (1953-06-29)
Residence  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States, Orchard Park, New York, United States

Lonnie Dean Nielsen (born June 29, 1953) is an American professional golfer.

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Nielsen was born and raised in Belle Plaine, Iowa. His father started him in golf as a youngster on the sand green courses in and around his hometown. He attended the University of Iowa, where earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1976.

Nielsen was a member of the PGA Tour from 1978–1983 but did not win any tournaments. He has won over 30 other tournaments though, most of which were played in New York.

Nielsen became a member of the Champions Tour upon reaching the age of 50 in the summer of 2003. He won his first Champions Tour event at the Commerce Bank Championship in 2007. His second Champions Tour win came in 2009 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, where he came from three strokes behind Fred Funk in the final round with a 9 under par 63 to win by three strokes.

In 2009, Nielsen became the first tour professional to serve as a lead contributor to the GIVE (Golf For Injured Veterans Everywhere) Foundation.

Nielsen was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.

Regular career wins (34)

  • 1979 Waterloo Open Golf Classic
  • 1984 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • 1985 New York State Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1986 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1987 Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1988 PGA Match Play Championship, PGA Stroke Play Championship
  • 1989 New York State Open, Western New York Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship, PGA Match Play Championship
  • 1990 Western New York Open, Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1991 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • 1993 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1994 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1995 Western New York Open
  • 1996 Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 1997 Western New York Open
  • 1998 Western New York Open, Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • 1999 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • 2000 Western New York Section PGA Championship
  • 2001 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • 2002 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Open
  • 2003 Western New York Open
  • 2013 Western New York Section PGA Championship, Western New York PGA Match Play Championship
  • Champions Tour wins (2)

    Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

    Other senior wins (2)

  • 2003 Otesago Senior Open Championship, Turning Stone Seniors Championship
  • Results in major championships

    Note: Nielsen never played in the Masters Tournament nor The Open Championship.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    U.S. national team appearances

  • PGA Cup: 1988 (winners), 1996 (tie)
  • References

    Lonnie Nielsen Wikipedia


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