Joel Edwards

    Joel Edwards

    Height: 6 ft. 0 in 

    Weight: 190 lbs 

    Birthday: 11/22/1961

    College: University of North Texas

    Turned Pro: 1984 

    Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Titleist


    After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1984, he turned pro. Edwards played on the various mini tours for a number of years before he captured a PGA Tour card at Q School in 1988. He played 27 events in his rookie season, making the cut in ten of them with his best result being a tie for 14th at the Buick Open. He registered his first top 10 on Tour the following season when he finished in a tie for 8th at his first event of the season, the Northern Telecom Tucson Open.
    The 1992 season brought Edwards close to claiming his first PGA Tour win. He finished runner up to John Daly at the B.C. Open towards the end of the season. After a poor 1997 season, Edwards lost his card. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 1999 and managed to finish the year second in the standings to regain his PGA Tour card. This season included a win at the Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Open, three runner-up finishes and a third place.

    It was in 2001 that Edwards claimed his first and only PGA Tour title at the Air Canada Championship. He won by a massive seven shots from fellow American Steve Lowery. This was one of three top 10s that season and Edwards finished a career best 46th on the money list. After a decent season in 2002, Edwards would lose his card the following season. After 2003, he never played a full season on the PGA Tour again. He became eligible for the Champions Tour in 2011 and has played there since. In 46 events, he has registered two top 10 finishes with the best result being a 5th place finish in the 2012 3M Championship.