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December 27, 2006



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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).

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 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.

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.

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