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TOMMY ARMOUR III

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 12
  • Birthplace: Denver, Co
  • Residence: Dallas, Texas
  • Birthdate: October 8, 1959
  • Age: 45
  • Turned Pro: 1981
  • College: New Mexico
Player Notes

The grandson of Tommy Armour, winner of the PGA, U.S. And British Opens, Tommy III began playing golf at 10 years old, going out to the course with his parents... He qualified for the Tours 1982 season, but won only $4,254. He kept trying to get his card back, but didn't make it until the fall of 1987. Meanwhile, he traveled the world, spending most of his time on the European and Asian Tours, gaining the experience and patience he needed to play on the PGA Tour... Highlight of his career has to his win in the 2003 Valero Texas Open when he shot the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
2 - 1994 Miami Valley, Cleveland Open

PGA Tour
2 - 1990 Phoenix Open, 2003 Valero Texas Open

Career Summary

1982 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 5; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 72.58; money $4,254 (ranked 220th); best finish, T35th, Southern Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 4; stroke average 70.93 (ranked 77th); money $175,461 (ranked 66th); best finish, 2nd Centel Classic..

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 21; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 70.95 (ranked 82nd); money $185,018 (ranked 81st); best finish, T2nd Kemper Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 71.20 (ranked 91st); money $348,658 (ranked 35th); winner 1990 Phoenix Open...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 72.14 (ranked 170th); money $90,478 (ranked 140th); best finish, T-6th Infiniti Tournament of Champions...

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 0; money $47,218 (ranked180th); best finish, T-20th Walt Disney Oldsmobile Classic...

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 1; money $52,011 (ranked 181st); best finish, T-10th Kemper Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 6; top ten finishes - 2; money $112,778 (ranked 147th); best finish T-3rd, Deposit Guaranty Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average - 71.43 (ranked 111th); money $134,407 (ranked 141st); best finish T-7th, Bob Hope Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 6; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average - 71.96 (ranked 168th); money $79,616 (ranked 178th); best finish T-7th, Michelob Champions.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average - 71.37 (ranked 113th); money $163,664 (ranked 131st); best finish T-17th, Buick Challenge & Walt Disney World.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 4; stroke average - 70.67 (ranked 40th); money $554,650 (ranked 52nd); best finish T-2nd, Phoenix Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 5; stroke average - 71.25 (ranked T92nd); money $782,185 (ranked 54th); best finish 2nd, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average - 71.50 (ranked 122nd); money $397,610 (ranked 122nd); best finish 5th, Nissan Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 32 / Rounds Played: 91 / Cuts made: 13 / Top-Ten Finishes: 0 / Earnings: $238,091 Rank (161st) / Best finish: T-18th at the Greater Milwaukee Open

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.75 / (147th); Driving Distance - 282.7 / (62nd); Driving Accuracy - 69.2% / (81st); GIR - 64.7% / (144); Putting - 1.788 / (138th); Birdie Average - 3.37 per rd / (148th) / Total Birdies - 307; Sand Saves - 45.0% / (163rd); Scrambling - 57.3% / (147th); All-Around Rank - 926 / (137th).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 30 / Rounds Played: 81 / Cuts made: 13 / Top-Ten Finishes: 3 / Earnings: $379,191 Rank (145th) / Best finish: T-7th at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.76 / (154th); Driving Distance - 282.0 / (74th); Driving Accuracy - 66.7% / (121st); GIR - 64.5% / (130th); Putting - 1.797 / (174th); Birdie Average - 3.32 per rd / (159th) / Total Birdies - 269; Sand Saves - 50.4% / (97th); All-Around Rank - 1033 / (161st).

2003 Notes
His 254 total in the Valero Texas Open is the lowest 72 hole score in PGA Tour history.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 64; in money - 11; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $932,984 Rank (76th); Best finish: Won at the Valero Texas Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.01 / (87th); Driving Distance - 294.3 / (36th); Driving Accuracy - 68.7% / (55th); GIR - 66.0% / (80th); Putting - 1.777 / (97th); Birdie Average - 3.64 per rd / (85th) / Total Birdies - 233; Sand Saves - 43.3% / (158th); All-Around Rank - 657 / (63rd).

2004 Notes
Finished T2 at Chrysler Championship, the last full-field event of the year, to jump from 153rd to 95th on the money list. Paycheck in Tampa ($440,000) was more than half of season's earnings ($844,634).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; Rounds Played - 87; in money - 15; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $844,634 Rank (95th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Chrysler Championship

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.72 / (156th); Driving Distance - 290.5 / (70th); Driving Accuracy - 62.4% / (129th); GIR - 65.1% / (95th); Putting - 1.807 / (173rd); Birdie Average - 3.30 per rd / (148th) / Total Birdies - 287; Sand Saves - 43.6% / (164th); All-Around Rank - 1100 / (178th).

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