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Tommy Armour III

  • Birthplace: Denver, CO
  • Residence: Dallas, TX
  • Birth Date: 10/08/1959
  • Age: 50
  • Height: 6-2
  • Eligibility Code: 9
  • Turned Pro: 1981

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 1990,Phoenix Open. 2003,Valero Texas Open.

International Victories

(1): 1993 Mexican Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$11,130 (226)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

2-- The ACE Group Classic. T8-- Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. T9-- Allianz Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

68 at Round 2, Farmers Insurance Open.

Champions Tour Highlights

Had an impressive Champions Tour debut. Finished second to Fred Couples at The ACE Group Classic in mid-February. Fired an 11-under-par 61 in the final round, matching the Champions Tour record for lowest score in relation to par. Trailed Couples by seven strokes after five holes before playing the next dozen holes at 10-under to grab a share of the lead with a birdie at No. 17. However, Couples answered with a birdie at the same hole moments later to earn a one-stroke win. His 61 set a course record and was just one stroke shy of a career-best 60 he shot at the 1999 Las Vegas Invitational. Final round included nine birdies and an eagle...Along with Tim Simpson, held a share of the 36-hole lead at the Allianz Championship. A final-round 72 dropped him back into a T9 in Boca Raton. Second-round 64 included a run of five consecutive birdies...Became the ninth player in Champions Tour history, and first since Brad Bryant in 2007 (Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach) to record four eagles in an event when he did so at The Cap Cana Championship (T13)...Also finished T63 at the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA TOUR.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Phoenix Open, Valero Texas Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Underwent back surgery in June 2009. Will play on a Minor Medical Extension in 2010. Has seven events to earn $159,377 and earn Major Medical Extension for rest of the 2010 season...Made 10 of 19 cuts with one top-10 and four top-25 finishes...Earned first top-10 of season with a T6 at Shell Houston Open. Had no bogeys through 52 holes and held lead at 13-under before closing third round with bogey, quadruple-bogey finish...His T13 finish at the Verizon Heritage was highlighted by a second-round hole-in-one on the 163-yard seventh hole with an 8-iron...Turned 50 in October 2009 and is eligible for the Champions Tour.

Career Highlights

2009: Underwent back surgery in June. As a result, will play on a Minor Medical Extension the following year. Has seven events to earn $159,377 and earn Major Medical Extension for rest of the '10 season...Made 10 of 19 cuts with one top-10 and four top-25 finishes...Earned first top-10 of season with a T6 at Shell Houston Open. Had no bogeys through 52 holes and held lead at 13-under before closing third round with bogey, quadruple-bogey finish...His T13 finish at the Verizon Heritage was highlighted by a second-round hole-in-one on the 163-yard seventh hole with an 8-iron...Turned 50 in October 2009 and is eligible for the Champions Tour. 2008: Earned more than $1.5 million, the first time in his career he surpassed $1 million in a season. This was keyed by a career high-tying five top-10s (also 1999)...Recorded his first top-10 of the season with a T6 at the inaugural Puerto Rico Open...Followed that the next week with his second top-10, a T7, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where a final-round 66 tied the low round of the day...The Dallas, TX, native posted his first career top-10 (10 starts) at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a T10 finish...Claimed his fourth top-10 finish of the year with a T2 at the Travelers Championship in June after weekend rounds of 5-under-par 65s. It was his best finish since a T2 at the 2004 Chrysler Championship. With the finish, eclipsed the million-dollar-earnings mark for the first time in his 20-year PGA TOUR career...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the AT&T National to finish T3. Kept alive his streak of eight consecutive rounds in the 60s going back to the first round of the Travelers Championship...Turns 50 in October 2009 when he is eligible to join the Champions Tour. 2007: Posted two top-10s and returned to the top 125...First top-10 was a fourth at the Shell Houston Open, aided by a final-round, 6-under-par 66...Closed with rounds of 68-68 to finish T5 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Moved from No. 117 to No. 98 on money list with paycheck of $203,400, securing TOUR card for 2008. 2006: Finished outside the top-125 for the first time since 2002. Best finish was a T11 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 2005: Made the cut in 10 of final 12 starts to finish No. 122 on the money list...In first start, finished T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii for only top-10 performance of the season...Led the field with 20 putts in the first round of the MCI Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, just two strokes shy of the TOUR record of 18. 2004: With two-year exemption in hand after winning the 2003 Valero Texas Open, posted two top-10s to finish in the top 100 on the money list...Finished T2 at Chrysler Championship, the last full-field event of the year, to jump from 153rd to 95th on the money list. Paycheck in Tampa ($440,000) was more than half of season's earnings ($844,634). 2003: After playing with partial status most of season, turned it around in September with second career victory at the Valero Texas Open, done in record-setting fashion with rounds of 64-62-63-65--254. The 254 total (26-under-par) broke Mark Calcavecchia's 72-hole TOUR mark of 256 set in winning at the 2001 Phoenix Open. The 54-hole total of 189 matched the TOUR record shared by Calcavecchia and John Cook (1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic). Did not post a bogey until the back nine on Sunday. In relation to par for a par-70 course, also broke the PGA TOUR record of 22-under-par set by Donnie Hammond at the 1989 Texas Open. Win was worth $630,000, the largest payday of career. 2002: Picked up first top-10 finish since the 2000 Byron Nelson Classic with a T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Led Greater Milwaukee Open after a first-round 63, lowest round on TOUR since 60 during second round of 1999 Las Vegas Invitational. Finished T8. 2001: Finished 161st on the money list, returned to Qualifying Tournament and finished T8 to retain his card for the 2002 season...Played in 32 PGA TOUR events and posted three top-25s. 2000: Earned full-exempt status for the third consecutive season on the strength of two top-10s. 1999: Came close to winning his first PGA TOUR title since 1990 Phoenix Open when he lost a playoff to Gabriel Hjertstedt at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open. Hjertstedt won on the first extra hole with a birdie...Fired second-round 60 at Las Vegas CC in Las Vegas Invitational. His 12-under-par 60 included a missed 2 1/2-foot putt on 14. He became the only player 40 or older to shoot a 60 on a par-72 course. 1998: Finished among the top-60 on the TOUR money list for the first time since 1990...Shot final-round 64 to finish T2 at Phoenix Open for first runner-up finish since 1990. 1994: Found success on Nationwide Tour, winning Miami Valley and Cleveland Opens in consecutive weeks to become first player to win back-to-back Nationwide Tour events. Finished seventh on Nationwide Tour money list to gain spot on 1995 TOUR...Played in 1994 U.S. Open at Oakmont CC, site of grandfather's 1927 U.S. Open victory. 1990: Earned first TOUR victory at the Phoenix Open, his first start of the season and won by five over Jim Thorpe...Nearly won again three weeks later, finishing second, two strokes behind Shearson Lehman Hutton champion Dan Forsman...Played on European and Asian Tours until fall of 1987. 1983: Winner of the Mexican Open. 1982: Qualified for the TOUR in 1981, but earned only $4,254 in 1982. Amateur: Winner of the 1981 New Mexico State Amateur.

Personal

Grandfather, known as "The Silver Scot," won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship...Got his start in golf from his mom and dad...After record-setting performance at the 2003 Valero Texas Open, commented on colorful career, "You only get one trip around life. Golf is just something that I love to do. I don't play for the money, I never have. I've made a lot of good friends playing golf professionally."

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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Other Information

2009: Made 10 of 19 cuts with one top-10 and four top-25 finishes...Earned first top-10 of season with a T6 at Shell Houston Open. Had no bogeys through 52 holes and held lead at 13-under before closing third round with bogey, quadruple-bogey finish...His T13 finish at the Verizon Heritage was highlighted by a second-round hole-in-one on the 163-yard seventh hole with an 8-iron...Turned 50 in October 2009 and is eligible for the Champions Tour. 2008: Earned more than $1.5 million, the first time in his career he surpassed $1 million in a season. This was keyed by a career high-tying five top-10s (also 1999)...Recorded his first top-10 of the season with a T6 at the inaugural Puerto Rico Open...Followed that the next week with his second top-10, a T7, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where a final-round 66 tied the low round of the day...The Dallas, TX, native posted his first career top-10 (10 starts) at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a T10 finish...Claimed his fourth top-10 finish of the year with a T2 at the Travelers Championship in June after weekend rounds of 5-under-par 65s. It was his best finish since a T2 at the 2004 Chrysler Championship. With the finish, eclipsed the million-dollar-earnings mark for the first time in his 20-year PGA TOUR career...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the AT&T National to finish T3. Kept alive his streak of eight consecutive rounds in the 60s going back to the first round of the Travelers Championship...Turns 50 in October 2009 when he is eligible to join the Champions Tour. 2007: Posted two top-10s and returned to the top 125...First top-10 was a fourth at the Shell Houston Open, aided by a final-round, 6-under-par 66...Closed with rounds of 68-68 to finish T5 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Moved from No. 117 to No. 98 on money list with paycheck of $203,400, securing TOUR card for 2008. 2006: Finished outside the top-125 for the first time since 2002. Best finish was a T11 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 2005: Made the cut in 10 of final 12 starts to finish No. 122 on the money list...In first start, finished T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii for only top-10 performance of the season...Led the field with 20 putts in the first round of the MCI Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, just two strokes shy of the TOUR record of 18. 2004: With two-year exemption in hand after winning the 2003 Valero Texas Open, posted two top-10s to finish in the top 100 on the money list...Finished T2 at Chrysler Championship, the last full-field event of the year, to jump from 153rd to 95th on the money list. Paycheck in Tampa ($440,000) was more than half of season's earnings ($844,634). 2003: After playing with partial status most of season, turned it around in September with second career victory at the Valero Texas Open, done in record-setting fashion with rounds of 64-62-63-65--254. The 254 total (26-under-par) broke Mark Calcavecchia's 72-hole TOUR mark of 256 set in winning at the 2001 Phoenix Open. The 54-hole total of 189 matched the TOUR record shared by Calcavecchia and John Cook (1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic). Did not post a bogey until the back nine on Sunday. In relation to par for a par-70 course, also broke the PGA TOUR record of 22-under-par set by Donnie Hammond at the 1989 Texas Open. Win was worth $630,000, the largest payday of career. 2002: Picked up first top-10 finish since the 2000 Byron Nelson Classic with a T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Led Greater Milwaukee Open after a first-round 63, lowest round on TOUR since 60 during second round of 1999 Las Vegas Invitational. Finished T8. 2001: Finished 161st on the money list, returned to Qualifying Tournament and finished T8 to retain his card for the 2002 season...Played in 32 PGA TOUR events and posted three top-25s. 2000: Earned full-exempt status for the third consecutive season on the strength of two top-10s. 1999: Came close to winning his first PGA TOUR title since 1990 Phoenix Open when he lost a playoff to Gabriel Hjertstedt at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open. Hjertstedt won on the first extra hole with a birdie...Fired second-round 60 at Las Vegas CC in Las Vegas Invitational. His 12-under-par 60 included a missed 2 1/2-foot putt on 14. He became the only player 40 or older to shoot a 60 on a par-72 course. 1998: Finished among the top-60 on the TOUR money list for the first time since 1990...Shot final-round 64 to finish T2 at Phoenix Open for first runner-up finish since 1990. 1994: Found success on Nationwide Tour, winning Miami Valley and Cleveland Opens in consecutive weeks to become first player to win back-to-back Nationwide Tour events. Finished seventh on Nationwide Tour money list to gain spot on 1995 TOUR...Played in 1994 U.S. Open at Oakmont CC, site of grandfather's 1927 U.S. Open victory. 1990: Earned first TOUR victory at the Phoenix Open, his first start of the season and won by five over Jim Thorpe...Nearly won again three weeks later, finishing second, two strokes behind Shearson Lehman Hutton champion Dan Forsman...Played on European and Asian Tours until fall of 1987. 1983: Winner of the Mexican Open. 1982: Qualified for the TOUR in 1981, but earned only $4,254 in 1982. Winner of the 1981 New Mexico State Amateur. Grandfather, known as "The Silver Scot," won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship...Got his start in golf from his mom and dad...After record-setting performance at the 2003 Valero Texas Open, commented on colorful career, "You only get one trip around life. Golf is just something that I love to do. I don't play for the money, I never have. I've made a lot of good friends playing golf professionally."

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