The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Rocky Thompson

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Shreveport, La
  • Residence: Plano, Texas
  • Birthdate: October 13, 1939
  • Age: 65
  • Turned Pro: 1964
Player Notes

Officially resigned as the mayor of Toco, Texas, in 1998. Was voted the title of Mayor Emeritus by the city council . . . Played in more PGA Tour events than any other player who was never exempt, getting the nickname "King Rabbit"... Has won 59 golf tournaments in his career, 12 junior titles, 25 amateur events and 22 professional events. Played on the PGA Tour between 1964 and 1989, in 370 starts was runner-up once at the 1969 Western Open and the 1970 Kiwanis Peninsula Open Invitational and had 11 top-10 finishes.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
3 - 1991 Syracuse Senior Classic, Digital Seniors Classic, 1994 GTE Suncoast Classic.

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

1990 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.13 (ranked 13th); money $308,915 (ranked 18th); best finish, fourth, Murata Reunion Pro-Am.

1991 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.97 (ranked 14th); money $435,794 (ranked 12th). Made the phrase "I am the man," famous as he won twice on the Senior Tour, Mony Syracuse Senior Classic and Digital Seniors Classic.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 71.16 (ranked 21st); money $432,778 (ranked 15th); best finish, T-2nd, Bruno's Memorial Classic. Played in 108 rounds.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 37 (most on the Senior Tour); top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 71.00 (ranked 18th); money $571,844 (ranked 14th); best finish T-2nd Nationwide Championship. Set a Senior Tour record for most money win in a single season without a victory with his $571,844.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.18 (ranked 25th); money $529,073 (ranked 22nd); winner GTE Suncoast Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.42 (ranked 25th); money $666,521 (ranked 14th); best finish T-2nd, Las Vegas Senior Classic.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.80 (ranked T-32nd); money $385,719 (ranked 35th); best finish T-2nd, Kroger Senior Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.22 (ranked T-52nd); money $273,037 (ranked 52nd); best finish 4th at Maui Kaanapali Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 73.19 (ranked 66th); money $181,301 (ranked 65th); best finish T8th, at BankBoston Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.19 (ranked 61st); money $305,275 (ranked 54th); best finish T3rd, BellAtlantic Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.41 (ranked 68th); money $187,333 (ranked 73rd); best finish T17th, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 72.80 (ranked 65th); money $283,594 (ranked 57th); best finish T6th, The Instinet Classic.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 73.53 (ranked 85th); money $173,586 (ranked 79th); best finish, T-7th Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -25; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 73.93 (ranked 86th); money $64,182 (ranked 98th); Best finish, T-33rd SAS Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 22; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 74.51 (ranked 79th); money $62,163 (ranked 97th); Best finish, T-33rd Allianz Championship.

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