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Keith  Clearwater

Keith Clearwater

Orem, UT

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
  • Residence: Orem, UT
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1982

PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 1987,Colonial National Invitation, Centel Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Colonial National Invitation, Centel Classic.

Career Highlights

2011: In 14 starts, his best showing was a T31 at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn...Was also T38 at Dick's Sporting Goods Open...Played in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial as a past champion of the event but missed the cut. His appearance was notable, however, because he shot a first-round, even-par 70 at Colonial CC that consisted of 18 consecutive pars. 2010: Claimed medalist honors at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the TPC Eagle Trace in November in Florida. Finished with a 72-hole total of 16-under-par 272, three strokes better than the trio of Phil Blackmar, Lee Rinker and Frankie Minoza. Fired a 9-under-par 63 in the third round and had just three bogeys over his final 45 holes...Played in 15 events during the Champions Tour campaign via the Career Victory Category and posted his best finish in his final start, a T13 at the AT&T Championship in San Antonio...Also T17 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open...Made one start on the PGA TOUR, at the Reno-Tahoe Open, but withdrew after one round. 2009: Made five starts on the Champions Tour after making debut in early September at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (T42). Best performance came in his last official appearance when he was T32 at the AT&T Championship after shooting an opening-round 66 and sharing the first-round lead with Russ Cochran. Attended the Champions Tour's National Qualifying Tournament in the fall and was T24 at TPC Scottsdale.

Personal

Enjoys spending time with his family...Is involved in an annual golf tournament for the American Indian Services, which helps raise funds for scholarships and other services for Native Americans. The event has raised $800,000...Favorite golf courses are Augusta National and Cypress Point...Got started in the game while growing up near Boundary Oaks GC in Walnut Creek, CA, sneaking on to holes 13-16...Biggest thrill outside of golf is kissing his wife and hugging his grandkids and just being a dad...Keeps his dad's one year Alcoholics Anonymous medallion in his golf bag...Favorite book is Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson...Favorite athlete is Chad Lewis, a former BYU and Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro tight end...Says his dream foursome would just be a twosome with him and Ben Hogan...Would be a property developer if he weren't playing golf...Some of his best friends on the Champions Tour are Tom Pernice,Jr., Ted Schulz, Dan Forsman, Mike Reid and Jay Don Blake...Was a soccer standout while growing up in California and once played for a state all-star team at the Oakland Coliseum as a 15-year-old.