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Encyclopedia > Don Bies (golfer)


Don Bies (born December 10, 1937) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour). December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

Bies was born in Cottonwood, Idaho. He turned pro in 1957. Bies won the 1975 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, and is a 7-time winner of the Washington State PGA Championship. His best finish in a major was a T-5 at the 1968 U.S. Open. He last played on the PGA Tour in 1980. Cottonwood is a city located in Idaho County, Idaho. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

After turning 50 at the end of 1987, Bies joined the Senior Tour, where his fortunes improved dramatically in respect to winning tournaments. He has won numerous events both on the regular Senior Tour and in non-Tour Senior events. These wins include a Senior major championship – The Tradition at Desert Mountain in 1989. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Bies is a member of the Pacific Northwest PGA Hall of Fame. He lives in Seattle with his wife of more than 50 years, Marylin. They have 3 grown children: Karen, Marcy and David; and 8 grandchildren. Flag Seal Nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ...

Professional wins

PGA Tour

  • 1975 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open

Champions Tour

Senior major championship shown in bold

Other Senior career wins

  • 1989 Air New Zealand Shell Open
  • 2004 Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship, Oregon Senior Open

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site



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