Tom Gillis

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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Pontiac, MI
  • Residence: Jupiter, FL
  • Age: 43
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 11

Started playing at the age of 14 and caddied for two years at Indianwood C.C., site of next years U.S. Senior Open. Goodwrench, his father's employer for 32 years, sponsored him during his rookie season on the 2003 PGA Tour. Played on the Hooters Tour in the United States were he won seven times. Won the Jamaican Open in 1994. Missed qualifying for the U.S. PGA Tour in 1997 (one of eight tries) so he spent £5,000 to fly over to Europe and he qualified for the European Tour. Went on Gateway Tour starting in May ... Played in South Africa in '95 and '96, where, as he said "interesting things happened to me in the five years I was over there. I cannot think of one. That's how many things have happened. We went to so many places in so many different countries, there was always something really neat, especially in the countries like Qatar and Dubai. Just the life was really different." Has competed on many tours worldwide, with competitions in 26 countries.

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2009,Nationwide Tour Players Cup.

International Victories

(1): 1994 Jamaican Open.

Nationwide Tour wins: 2009 Nationwide Tour Players Cup.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$389,720 (91)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T8-- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 4, Sony Open in Hawaii. 66 at Round 2, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

In just his second start at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (T30/2005), finished T5, the best finish of his career (T7 at 2003 FBR Capital Open).

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T7-- FBR Capital Open.

Other Information

Finished No. 5 on the 2009 Nationwide Tour money list thanks to a stretch that saw him win a tournament and post seven top-10 finishes in a stretch of eight starts. Was No. 1 in birdie average, No. 2 in scoring average and T2 in putting average for the season. Earned his first career title with a three-stroke win at the Nationwide Tour Players Cup. Held a one-shot lead after 54 holes at the Pete Dye GC. Made five birdies in the first 10 holes Sunday to stretch his lead to five strokes. The lead was reduced to two with a double bogey at No. 13, but he steadied things down the stretch with a birdie and four closing pars to collect the win. The first-place check of $108,000 moved him from No. 108 to No. 10 on the money list. Finished second at the Cox Classic in Omaha. His 19-under-par total was one behind winner Rich Barcelo. Continued his stellar season with a T3 the next week at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. Earned $57,867 and jumped to No. 2 on the money list, locking up a spot on the 2010 PGA TOUR. His next start was at the Christmas In October Classic, where he finished T9, was his fourth top-10 in five starts. Continued his stellar summer with a T5 a the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, closing with a 4-under 66. Payday pushed his season total past the $300,000 mark. He made it five consecutive top-10s with a T9 at the Albertsons Boise Open, where he opened with a 2-over 73 and was tied for 111th. Second-round 66 helped him make the cut on the number to run his season total to 11 cuts made in 11 starts. Stayed perfect in cuts made at his next start, the WNB Golf Classic where he collected his sixth consecutive top-10 with a T7 at Midland CC. Missed the cut in his next two starts but came back to finish T7 at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship, his 11th top-25 in 15 starts. Began the 2008 season with no status on any Tour. Took advantage of a sponsor's exemption at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship to T7. Was tied for second after 54 holes and played in the final group with leader J.J. Killeen. Other top 10 was a T10 at the Henrico County Open. Made the cut in six of his nine starts, all top-20 finishes. Successfully qualified for the British Open, where he made the cut at Royal Birkdale. In only his second full season on the PGA TOUR, finished No. 156 on the 2005 Tour with three top-25 finishes. Made the cut in 12 of 28 starts, with a season-best T11 at the Buick Invitational. Solidified status for 2005 with T26 finish at PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament. Did not play a PGA TOUR event in 2004 due to broken right wrist suffered on Jan. 17, 2004. Despite not starting 2003 campaign until Buick Invitational, enjoyed successful rookie campaign with five top-25s in 25 starts. Picked up his first career top-10 in 16th event on TOUR with a T7 at the FBR Capital Open. Was two back through 36 holes before finishing six behind winner Rory Sabbatini. Aced the 136-yard par-3 second hole at the TPC at Sugarloaf in the BellSouth Classic with a 9-iron. Earned initial PGA TOUR card via his T21 finish at the 2002 National Qualifying Tournament. Played on the European Tour from 1998-2002. Best finish in 2002 was a T11 at the Benson and Hedges International Open. Played the season on a Medical Extension after chronic fatigue syndrome curtailed his 2001 season to six events. Has 16 career starts on the Nationwide Tour, with his best finishes coming at the Miami Valley Open (T16 in 1993 and T20 in 1994). Has five career top-10s on the European Tour with a T3 best finish at the 2000 Belgacom Open. Won the 1994 Jamaican Open and has one victory on the Hooters Tour. GM Goodwrench, his father's employer for 32 years, sponsored him during his rookie season on the 2003 PGA TOUR. Has played in 26 countries during his career.