November 23, 2015

Edwards was born in Ketchikan, in the state’s southeastern corner. He didn’t stick around for long but given the scarcity of great golfers from The Last Frontier, Edwards is our man. He spent most of his amateur golf days in Oklahoma, winning the state high school championship and becoming a three-time All-American at Oklahoma State in the early 1970s. He played for the victorious Walker Cup team in 1973, before launching a 15-year PGA Tour career highlighted by five wins, including two Greater Greensboro Open titles. The 1985 Pensacola (Fla.) Open was his final victory, but perhaps his most memorable win came at the 1980 Walt Disney World National Team Championship, where he partnered with his younger brother, David (a Neosho, Mo., native).