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Jeff Mitchell - "Big Break VI" Contestant


Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell

Courtesy of The Golf Channel; used with permission


Birthdate: Aug. 9, 1954
Residence: Frisco, Texas
Hometown: Llano, Texas
Occupation: NTPGA Member and Champions Tour Professional
Marital Status/Children: Married/2
Hobbies: Fishing, movies and yard work

On the Course:

Home Golf Course: TPC at Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
Collegiate Golf Experience: Texas Tech University
Strongest Part of Game: Wedge play
Favorite Club: 54-degree wedge
Dream Foursome: His father, son and Arnold Palmer

More About Jeff Mitchell:

Jeff is the only PGA Tour winner competing in "The Big Break VI." In 1980, he won the Phoenix Open by four strokes and finished 37th on the Tour's money list. Later that same year, he fired an opening-round 66 in The Masters to tie Seve Ballesteros for the first-round lead.

In his nine-year career he finished in the Top 10 13 times and made 111 career cuts. He said "there is nothing that can compete with the last hole of a TOUR event." His career was cut short in 1983 by an elbow injury.

Jeff returned to Texas Tech to complete his degree and became the Texas Tech women's golf coach in 1990. In an ironic twist, during his stint with the Red Raiders, he coached against some of the women on "The Big Break VI." In addition, he coached the Red Raiders men's team from 1998-2000. Jeff left Texas Tech in the fall of 2000 to coach the men's team at Stanford University for four years.

He currently plays on the Heartland Tour and is one of the circuit's leading money winners.

Source: The Golf Channel; used with permission

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