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Tom Pernice Jr.

  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Residence: Murrieta, Calif.
  • Birthdate: September 5, 1959
  • Age: 47 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1983
  • College: UCLA
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

His first love was wrestling, a sport that he was all-conference in High School.. Was All-American in 1981 and ?82 and was PAC-10 player of the Year in 1981. . .In 1989 went into the final round of the U.S. Open with a chance to win and shot 74 and finished T-14th. . .Daughter Brooke suffers from a retinal disease (Leber?s Amorosis) and is legally blind.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
2 - 1999 Buick Open, 2001 International Presented By Quest

Career Summary

1995 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.91 (ranked T-35th); money - $42,047 (ranked 48th); best finish -5th Philadelphia Classic.

1996 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.89 (ranked 23; money - $32,224 (ranked 58th); best finish -T-6th Nike Gateway Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.98 (ranked 68th); money - $520,400 (ranked 55th); best finish -2nd, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.40 (ranked T104th); money - $656,140 (ranked 65th); Winner, Buick Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 96 ; in money -16; Top-10 finishes - 2 money $387,716 (ranked 127th); best finish -T5th at the BellSouth Classic;

2000 Stats
scoring average - 71.53 / (126th); driving distance - 270.7 / (130th); driving accuracy -67.0% / (124th); GIR - 63.7% / (150th); putting - 1.764 / (57th); birdie average - 3.50 per rd / (93rd) / total birdies - 336; sand saves - 58.7% / (40th); scrambling - 60.2% / (87th); all-around rank - 766 / (91st)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; rounds played - 104 ; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,318,762 (ranked 39th); Winner, at the Sprint International

2001 Stats
scoring average - 71.14 / (90th); driving distance - 282.2 / (66th); driving accuracy -63.9% / (172nd); GIR - 64.1% / (155); putting - 1.758 / (60th); birdie average - 3.77 per rd / (52nd) / total birdies - 385; sand saves - 54.3% / (68th); scrambling - 60.0% / (95th); all-around rank - 763 / (92nd).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 99 ; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $645,110 (ranked 104th); best finish -T-6th at the Shell Houston Open and Reno-Tahoe Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.49 / (131st); driving distance - 279.9 / (103rd); driving accuracy -66.6% / (122nd); GIR - 64.7% / (123rd); putting - 1.780 / (123rd); birdie average - 3.55 per rd / (113th) / total birdies - 351; sand saves - 53.3% / (67th); all-around rank - 885 / (122nd).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 102; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,210,541; (ranked 57th); best finish - 3rd at the Bell Canadian Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.80 / (67th); driving distance - 289.1 / (70th); driving accuracy - 61.2% / (162nd); GIR - 64.1% / (122nd); putting - 1.748 / (33rd); birdie average - 3.82 per rd / (48th) / total birdies - 390; sand saves - 51.1% / (78th); all-around; rank - 625 / (53rd).

2004 Notes
Posted career-highs in Top-10 s (five) and earnings ($1,475,274) and matched his career-high in Top-25s (nine).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 99; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,475,274; (ranked 47th); best finish - 3rd at The International and Buick Championship

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.96 / (76th); driving distance - 286.0 / (109th); driving accuracy - 68.2% / (45th); GIR - 66.8% / (50th); putting - 1.778 / (102nd); birdie average - 3.46 per rd / (119th) / total birdies - 343; sand saves - 55.4% / (24th); all-around; rank - 612 / (46th).

2005 Notes
Finished in the top 50 on the PGA Tour money list thanks to a career-high 11 Top-25s, including a second and a third down in two of his last three events of the year.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 107; in money - 153; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,608,057; (ranked 49th); best finish - 2nd at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.64 / (48th); driving distance - 290.7 / (80th); driving accuracy - 62.9% / (97th); GIR - 62.8% / (151st); putting - 1.772 / (74th); birdie average - 3.48 per rd / (109th) / total birdies - 372; sand saves - 46.5% / (132nd); all-around; rank - 775 / (95th).

2006 Notes
Best season of 15-year PGA Tour career with career-high seven Top-10 s, 14 Top-25s and more than $2 million in earnings ($2,396,548)

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 104; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $2,396,548; (ranked 25th); best finish - 2 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.32 / (25th); driving distance - 283.9 / (144th); driving accuracy - 65.2% / (69th); GIR - 64.5% / (120th); putting - 1.756 / (35th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (49th) / total birdies - 383; sand saves - 51.7% / (65th); all-around; rank - 560 / (32nd).

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