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Tom Watson

  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Residence: Stilwell, Kan.
  • Birthdate: "Sept. 4, 1949"
  • Age: 58 Ht.:5'-9"
  • Turned Pro: 1971
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18

Player Notes

Five-time British Open winner (1975,'77,'80,'82 and'83). . .Winner 1977,'78 and'79 Vardon Trophy. . . Leading money-winner on the PGA Tour in (1977,'78,'79,'80 and'84). . . Six-time PGA Player of the Year (1977,'78,'79,'80,'82 and'84). . . Member of four Ryder Cup Teams (1977,'81,'83 and'89) and last U.S. Ryder Cup Captain to be victorious outside the USA, leading America to victory in 1993 at The Belfry.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
39 - 1974 Western Open, 1975 Byron Nelson Classic, British Open 1977 Bing Crosby Pro-Am, San Diego Open, Masters, Western Open, British Open, 1978 Tucson Open, Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Byron Nelson Classic, Hall of Fame Classic, Anheuser-Busch Classic, 1979 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, Tournament of Champions, Byron Nelson Classic, Memorial Tournament, Hall of Fame Classic, 1980 San Diego Open, Los Angeles Open, Tournament of Champions, New Orleans Open, Byron Nelson Classic, British Open, World Series of Golf, 1981 Masters, USF&G Classic, Atlanta Classic, 1982 Los Angeles Open, Sea Pine Heritage Classic, U.S. Open, British Open, 1983 British Open, 1984 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship, Tournament of Champions, Western Open, 1987 Nabisco Championship, 1996 Memorial, 1998 MasterCard Colonial

Other
Champions Tour Victories: 12 - 1999 Bank One Championship, 2000 IR Senior Tour Championship, 2001 Senior PGA Championship,2002 Senior Tour Championship At Gaillardia, 2003 Senior British Open, JELD-WEN Tradition, 2005 Senior British Open, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, 2007 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Senior British Open, 2008 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf (Teamed With Andy North) Other Victories: 1980 Dunlop Phoenix, 1984 Australian Open, 1992 Hong Kong Open, 1994 Skins Game, 1997 Dunlop Phoenix, 1999 Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge [with Jack Nicklaus and Hale Irwin]. 1999 Diner's Club Matches [with Jack Nicklaus]. 2000 Hyundai Team Matches [with Jack Nicklaus]. 2004 Wendy's Champions Skins Game

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.33 (ranked 21st); money - $213,989 (ranked 68th); best finish, T7th, Masters and GTE Byron Nelson Classic and 7th Centel Western Open 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 69.96 (ranked 5th); money - $354,877 (ranked 45th); best finish, Phoenix, Open. 1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.33; money - $299,818 (ranked 50th); best finish,T2nd Players Championship. 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.19 (ranked 15th); money - $342,023 (ranked 46th); best finish, 5th, PGA Championship and T5th U.S. Open. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 69.85 (ranked T11th); money - $380,378 (ranked 43rd); best finish, T2nd, AT&T Pebble Beach. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.35 (ranked T29th); money - $320,785 (ranked 58th); best finish, T5th, Memorial Tournament. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 69.73 (ranked 4th); money - $761,238 (ranked 25th); Winner, at Memorial 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.14 (ranked 23rd); money - $479,146 (ranked 45th); best finish, T3rd, GTE Byron Nelson Classic. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $976,585 (ranked 29th); Winner, at MasterCard Colonial. 1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $141,410 (ranked 174th); best finish -T16th, Sony Open in Hawaii. Became a member of the Champions Tour, played twice winning the Bank One Championship. 2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.23 (ranked 5th); money - $1,146,361 (ranked 13th); best finish, 53rd Vintage Invitational. 2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 14 ; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $158,408 (ranked 174th); best finish -T9th at the PGA Championship 2000 Stats: scoring average - 70.73 / (n/a); driving distance - 266.5 / (n/a); driving accuracy -75.7% / (n/a); GIR - 58.9% / (n/a); putting - 1.774 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.36 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 47; sand saves - 41.7% / (n/a); scrambling - 52.7% / (n/a); all-around rank - / (n/a). 2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 71.65 (ranked 38th); money - $986,547 (ranked 17th); Winner, Senior PGA Championship. 2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 10 ; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $9,950 (ranked 240th); best finish -T-66th at the PGA Championship. 2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.57 (ranked 2nd); money - $1,522,437 (ranked 8th); Winner, Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia. 2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 4 ; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $180,130 (ranked 177th); best finish -7th at the MasterCard Colonial. 2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 68.81 (ranked 1st); money - $1,853,108 (ranked 1st); Winner, Senior British Open, JELD-WEN Tradition. 2003 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 12; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $108,017; (ranked 204th); best finish - T-18th at the British Open 2003 Notes: Shared the first round lead at the U.S. Open, went on to finish T28th. 2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.36 (ranked N/A); money - $475,203 (ranked 42nd); best finish - 2nd, The ACE Group Classic. 2004 PGA Tour Summary: Played twice T66th at Bay Hill and missed cut at the Masters 2004 Notes: Troubled by hip and shoulder problems throughout the season...Did not register an official victory for the first time in his Champions Tour career and also finished outside the top 30 money-winners for the first time. Was planning on having both his left hip and right shoulder operated on at the end of the year, but reconsidered his initial decision opting for rehab instead... Played in his 31st Masters Tournament, learning about the death of his longtime caddie, Bruce Edwards, just hours before his scheduled first-round tee time. Missed the cut at Augusta National...Forced to withdraw from the British Open Championship at Troon, missing the event for the first time since 1996. 2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.88 (ranked 6th); money - $1,532,482 (ranked 5th); Winner, Senior British Open, Charles Schwab Cup Championship 2005 PGA Tour Summary: Played twice missed cut at the Masters and T41st in British Open. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.67 (ranked 3rd); money - $961,741 (ranked 14th); best finish - 2nd, U.S. Senior Open. 2006 PGA Tour Summary: Played twice missed cut at the Masters and T48th in British Open. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.31 (ranked 3rd); money - $1,365,3651 (ranked 9th); Winner, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Senior British Open. 2007 PGA Tour Summary: Played twice T19th AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and missed cut at Masters.

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