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Tommy Aaron

  • Birthplace: Gainesville, Ga.
  • Residence: Gainesville, Ga.
  • Birthdate: February 21, 1937
  • Age: 69
  • Turned Pro: 1960

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Player Notes

Aaron's first win was the then unofficial, Canadian Open in 1969, beating Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff. He won the Atlanta Classic the next year and had his biggest win in 1973, coming from four behind with a final round 68 to beat J.C. Snead by one stroke at the Masters. He was a member of the 1969 and 1973 Ryder Cup teams, and as an amateur played on the 1959 Walker Cup team. He enjoyed his best earnings year on the Champions Tour in 1992 and since joining the Champions Tour has topped the $100,000 mark ten times . . . Played in only 16 official events in 2001 due to an inner-ear infection.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
1 - 1992 Kaanapali Classic

PGA Tour
2 - 1970 Atlanta Classic, 1973 Masters

Other
1960 Western Amateur, 1969 Canadian Open, 1972 Lancome Trophy

Career Summary

1990 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top 10 finishes - 2; stroke average 73.04 (ranked T51st); money $107,651 (ranked 46th).

1991 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 3; stroke average 72.42 (ranked 44th); money $152,443 (ranked 43rd); best finish, third, Transamerica Senior Championship.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top 10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.97 (ranked 17th); money $459,230 (ranked 12th); best finish, winner, Kaanapali Classic.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.73 (ranked 31st); money $266,611 (ranked 34th); best finish, T7th, Cadillac NFL Classic.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top 10 finishes - 7; stroke average 71.36 (ranked 27th); money $397,515 (ranked 26th); best finish, 3rd, Bell Atlantic Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.55 (ranked 27th); money $282,134 (ranked 42nd); best finish, T5th, SBC presents the Dominion Seniors.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.97 (ranked 43rd); money $313,323 (ranked 46th); best finish, 3rd, Cadillac NFL Golf Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.51 (ranked 74th); money $93,075 (ranked 81st); best finish, T14th, Bell Atlantic Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.35 (ranked 68th); money $110,029 (ranked 74th); best finish, T14th, Bruno's Memorial Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.91 (ranked T74th); money $128,348 (ranked 74th); best finish, T20th, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic. Also played in the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors category, winning $208,458 which ranked ninth.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.37 (ranked 84th); money $135,139 (ranked 74th); best finish, T11th, SBC Senior Open. Also played in the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors category, winning $159,300 which ranked 12th. Won his first Georgia-Pacific Super seniors title at the Lightpath Long Island Classic, beating Jim Dent in a playoff.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 74.48 (ranked 85th); money $32,252 (ranked 109th); best finish, T37th, Verizon Classic. Also played in the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors category, winning $50,366.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; money $1,261 (ranked 189th); best finish, T68th, NFL Golf Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; money $10,360 (ranked 141st); best finish, T61st, MasterCard Classic.

2004 Notes
Played just once on the Champions Tour in 2004, was disqualified at the Senior PGA Championship.

2005 Notes
Played just once on the Champions Tour in 2005, missed cut at the Senior PGA Championship.

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