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Don Bies
Personal information
Born December 10, 1937 (1937-12-10) (age 72)
Cottonwood, Idaho
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Seattle, Washington
Turned professional 1957
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 7
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters T33: 1969
U.S. Open T5: 1968
Open Championship 65th: 1980
PGA Championship T7: 1967

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).

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.

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 championshipThe Tradition at Desert Mountain in 1989.

Bies was elected a member of the Pacific Northwest PGA Hall of Fame in 1994.[1] 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.


Professional wins (19)


PGA Tour wins (1)

Other wins (5)

this list may be incomplete

Senior PGA Tour wins (7)

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Other senior wins (6)

  • 1989 Air New Zealand Shell Open, DuPont Cup, Japan vs. U.S. Senior Golf Match
  • 1990 Chrysler Cup
  • 2004 Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship, Oregon Senior Open


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