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Leonard Thompson

  • Birthplace: Laurinburg, N.C.
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Birthdate: December 31, 1946
  • Age: 59
  • Turned Pro: 1970

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Player Notes

Played collegiate golf at Wake Forest with Lanny Wadkins and Joe Inman. Played on the PGA Tour between 1971 and 1996, in 706 starts won three times. He was runner-up five times and had 69 top-10 finishes.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
3 - 1998 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, 2000 State Farm Senior Classic, 2001 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship.

PGA Tour
3 - 1974 Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic, 1977 Pensacola Open & 1989 Buick Open.

Career Summary

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.11; money $29,790 (ranked 223rd); best finish T-14th, Quad City Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.22 (ranked 20th); money $384,806 (ranked 40th); T-5th at U.S. Senior Open.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 71.39 (ranked 25th); money $927,753 (ranked 14th); winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.42 (ranked 35th); money $635,095 (ranked 29th); Winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.92 (ranked 28th); money $1,013,837 (ranked 15th); Winner, State Farm Senior Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.30 (ranked 28th); money $893,881 (ranked 21st); winner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.43 (ranked 65th); money $308,813 (ranked 56th); best finish, T-5th BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -25; top 10 finishes -2; stroke average 71.66 (ranked 49th); money $372,079 (ranked 44th); Best finish, T-2nd Emerald Coast Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.81 (ranked 67th); money $228,672 (ranked 60th); Best finish, T-9th Toshiba Senior Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.87 (ranked 52nd); money $292,241 (ranked 54th); Best finish, T-7th Bank of America Championship.

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