A competitor in five state golf tournaments in his Baylor career, Keith Mitchell ’10 joins the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as the last of four Baylor grads currently playing on the PGA Tour. Baylor won the team championship in the last four of those seasons while, individually, Mitchell finished in the top 10 each year, including a runner-up finish in 2007.
Off the course, Mitchell served as senior class president and was a member of Red Circle. As a Baylor alum, he has been a volunteer reunion planner, a phonathon caller, and has donated items for the Celebrations auction.
During the summer between his Baylor graduation and the beginning of his college career at the University of Georgia, Mitchell won the Tennessee Junior Amateur. An All-American at UGA, he placed 10th at the SEC championships and ninth at the NCAA Tournament as a sophomore and was named a Ping Honorable Mention All-American. Mitchell had four top ten finishes in tournaments during his junior year and finished as high as sixth during his senior year.
An Honor Roll student and student leader at Georgia, Mitchell is a graduate of the Terry School of Business and was elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Mitchell turned professional in 2015, playing on the PGA Latin American Tour, and was runner-up at the Brazil Open. He moved to the Web.com Tour in 2016 and 2017 and earned his way to the PGA Tour in 2018. By March 2019, Mitchell had his first PGA Tour win, taking the Honda Classic, and in 2022, he had six top 10 finishes on the Tour. As of May 2023, Mitchell had made the cut in 100 of the 148 tournaments he entered. He has played in the Masters twice, four PGA Championships, three (British) Open Championships, and one U.S. Open.