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Tommy Armour III

  • Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
  • Residence: Dallas, Texas
  • Age: 48
  • Turned Pro: 1981
  • College: New Mexico
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Grandson of Tommy Armour, winner of the PGA Championship, U.S. and British Opens, he started to play the game at 10 years old, going out with his Mom and Dad. . .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-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.58; money - $4,254 (ranked 220th); best finish - T35th, Southern Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring 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-10 finishes - 2; scoring 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-10 finishes - 2; scoring 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-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.14 (ranked 170th); money - $90,478 (ranked 140th); best finish - T6th Infiniti Tournament of Champions.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $47,218 (ranked 180th); best finish - T20th Walt Disney Oldsmobile Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $52,011 (ranked 181st); best finish - T10th Kemper Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $112,778 (ranked 147th); best finish -T3rd , Deposit Guaranty Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.43 (ranked 111th); money - $134,407 (ranked 141st); best finish - T7th, Bob Hope Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.96 (ranked 168th); money - $79,616 (ranked 178th); best finish - T7th, Michelob Champions.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average -70.67 (ranked 40th); money - $554,650 (ranked 52nd); best finish - T2nd, Phoenix Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring 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-10 finishes - 1; scoring 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-10 finishes -0 / earnings: $238,091; (ranked 161st) / best finish - T18th at the Greater Milwaukee Open.

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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-10 finishes -3 / earnings: $379,191; (ranked 145th) / best finish - T7th at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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; (ranked 76th); best finish - Won at the Valero Texas Open.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 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; (ranked 95th); best finish - T2nd at the Chrysler Championship.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2005 Notes
best finish -of the year and only Top-10 came in his first event at Sony Open in Hawaii.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 103; in money - 78; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $636,643; (ranked 122nd); best finish - T7th at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.97 / (84th); driving distance - 287.1 / (112th); driving accuracy - 66.1% / (53rd); GIR - 68.2% / (26th); putting - 1.801 / (163rd); birdie average - 3.29 per rd / (159th) / total birdies - 339; sand saves - 45.5% / (142nd); all-around rank - 849 / (128th).

2006 Notes
Finished outside the top-125 for the first time since 2002.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 65; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $352,446; (ranked 170th); best finish - T11th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

2006 Stats
scoring average - 71.34 / (125th); driving distance - 282.4 / (152nd); driving accuracy - 66.7% / (54th); GIR - 63.7% / (142nd); putting - 1.752 / (22nd); birdie average - 3.57 per rd / (80th) / total birdies - 232; sand saves - 42.8% / (168th); all-around rank - 907 / (142nd).

2007 Notes
Closed with rounds of 68-68 to finish T5 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Moved from No. 117 to No. 98 on money list with paycheck of $203,400, securing Tour card for 2008.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 81; in money - 16; Top-10 Finishes - 2; money - $919,134 (ranked 110th); best finish - 4th at the Shell Houston Open.

2007 Stats
scoring average - 71.04 / (116th); driving distance - 285.7 / (126th); driving accuracy - 70.1% / (24th); GIR - 69.8% / (5th); putting - 1.789 / (102nd); birdie average - 3.32 per rd / (116th) / total birdies - 269; sand saves - 42.1% / (168th); all-around rank - 757 / (90th).

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