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Tom McKnight

  • Birthplace: Roanoke, Va.
  • Residence: Bluffton, S.C.
  • Birthdate: 8/24/1954
  • Age: 53 Ht.:6'-1"
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Eligibility Code: 8

Player Notes

Worked in the petroleum distributorship business for 20 years and was the former owner of a chain of On The Way convenience stores in the Carolinas after breaking his left arm in a pick-up basketball game. Made decision to leave golf when doctors thought he wouldn't be able to adequately swing a golf club...Biggest thrills in golf were playing on the U.S. team in the World Amateur and the Walker Cup...Biggest thrill away from golf was watching the birth of his three children...Lists his family as his heroes for their support over the years and for their persistence in pursuing their own dreams and goals...Favorites include Jimmy Buffett, Larry Bird, "CSI," "Top Gun" and any Patricia Cornwell book...Favorite golf course is Seminole GC. One course he'd like to play is St. Andrews...An all-district basketball player in high school.Earned fully-exempt status for 2005 by finishing second at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the King and Bear at World Golf Village in Florida. Completed the six-round event 23-under-par and finished two strokes behind medalist Mark Johnson. Tied the course record in the final round when he fired a 9-under-par 63, his sixth consecutive sub-par round in the event. Made one start during 2004 at the Constellation Energy Classic where he was T12th playing on a sponsor's exemption.

Career Victories

1984 Virginia State Amateur 1985 Virginia Open, Virginia State Amateur. 1989 Virginia State Amateur. 1993 Eastern Amateur. 1995 Eastern Amateur. 1996 Cardinal Amateur. 1997 Eastern Amateur. 2001 Calabash Golf Links [Sunbelt Senior Tour], Terra Cotta Invitational.

Career Summary

2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.30 (ranked 33rd); money - $524,034 (ranked 31st); best finish - T-3rd Ford Senior Players Championship.2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.91 (ranked 50th); money - $358,686 (ranked 47th); best finish - 5th Regions Charity Classic.2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 71.05 (ranked 26th); money - $415,521 (ranked 45th); best finish - 3rd Commerce Bank Championship.

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