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Tom Pernice

  • Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
  • Residence: Murrieta, CA
  • Birth Date: 09/05/1959
  • Age: 50
  • Height: 5-10
  • Eligibility Code: 9, 10, 20
  • Turned Pro: 1982

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 1999,Buick Open. 2001,The INTERNATIONAL Presented by Qwest.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$148,660 (149)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T4-- The Cap Cana Championship. T8-- Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. T9-- Toshiba Classic.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 1, Farmers Insurance Open. 66 at Round 1, Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.

Champions Tour Highlights

Carded a final-round 67 at The Cap Cana Championship to finish T4 at Punta Espada GC in the Dominican Republic. Performance was his best on the Champions Tour since winning the SAS Championship in the fall of 2009...Was also a T9 finisher at the Toshiba Classic...Has enjoyed three top-25 PGA TOUR finishes. Posted a T21 at the PGA TOUR's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, was T23 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico and then was T24 at the Puerto Rico Open, thanks to a final-round 68.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Buick Open, The INTERNATIONAL Presented by Qwest.

Career Highlights

2007: Atypical season for hard-working veteran, with just two top-10 finishes in 31 starts...Fired a third-round 65 en route to a T10 finish at the Verizon Heritage...In 22nd start, posted four rounds in the 60s to finish T10 at the Canadian Open...Played in five of the seven PGA TOUR Fall Series events, making the cut in the final four. 2006: Best season of 15-year TOUR career with career-high seven top-10s and more than $2 million in earnings ($2,396,548). Earned first trip to THE TOUR Championship after finishing 30th on the money list...Thanks to rounds of 67-68 on the weekend, finished solo fifth at The Honda Classic for first top-10...Following week, added a T8 at the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard...Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Tim Herron at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Finished with a 1-over-par 71 to place solo second, three strokes behind Jeff Maggert...T5 at the Barclays Classic. One of four players in the field to post four rounds of par or better...Final-round 8-under 64 at Warwick Hills GC moved him into the top 10 at the Buick Open (T7)...Recorded his career-best sixth top-10 of the season with a T7 at the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas. The $129,000 paycheck pushed him over the $2-million mark...T5 in his first trip to THE TOUR Championship at East Lake. 2005: Finished strong, with a second and a third in his last two starts...Closed with a 3-under 69 at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort for second place, his best finish on TOUR since winning The International in 2001. Finished one stroke back of champion Lucas Glover who knocked in a bunker shot for birdie on the 72nd hole. Set the FUNAI Classic all-time 72-hole putting record with 95 putts. Followed that with a T3 at the Chrysler Championship. 2004: Among the five top-10s were a career-high two thirds-The International and the Buick Championship. 2003: Played in 31 tournaments and made 21 cuts, including 11 consecutive at the end of the season, longest consecutive cuts streak of his career...Finished third at the Bell Canadian Open to surpass $1 million in earnings. 2002: First top-10 of the season came at the Shell Houston Open, his 10th start of the season, with a T6...Finished the year on a strong note with three top-15s, including a T7 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. 2001: Collected his second TOUR victory and for the first time eclipsed the $1-million mark in season earnings...At The International, accumulated 12 points in each of the first two rounds under Modified Stableford scoring system and led by two. Added nine points in round three and increased his lead to three. Recorded only one point in the final round, but was good enough for one-point victory over Chris Riley. Inspirational victory because his two daughters, Kristen and Brooke, were in attendance. Brooke, then age 6, is visually impaired. 2000: Opened season at the Mercedes Championships with T8. His third-round 65 was the low round of the championship...His only other top-10 came at the rain-shortened BellSouth Classic, a T5. 1999: Earned first PGA TOUR victory at Buick Open. His closing 65 brought one-stroke victory over Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba and Bob Tway. Victory came in his 213th career start on the PGA TOUR. 1998: First season he earned full-exempt status...Although it took more than half a year because of tournament delay, enjoyed runner-up finish to Phil Mickelson at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Rounds of 67-69-67 were worth $270,000. 1997: Earned more than $100,000 for the first time with $173,012, which placed him 127th on money list...Best finish was fourth at Greater Milwaukee Open...Finished 25th at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to return to TOUR in 1998. 1996: Had three top-10 Nationwide Tour finishes, including T6 at Miami Valley Open. 1992: Best Nationwide Tour finish T3 at Hawkeye Open. 1986: Earned status on the PGA TOUR with his second-place finish at the 1985 Qualifying Tournament...Made 12 cuts and finished 148th on the money list with $40,172. Amateur: Two-time All-American at UCLA. Pac-10 Player of Year in 1981.

Other Information

In 2009, finished outside the top 125 (No. 140) on the money list for the first time since the 2000 season. Shot a 63 in the second round en route to a T9 finish at the 50th Bob Hope Classic. Turned 50 on September 5 and won his first start on the Champions Tour at the SAS Championship, holing a 36-foot putt to defeat Nick Price and David Frost by a stroke. Was co-leader after a first-round 62 at Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, eventually finishing T7. At PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, made double bogey on the final hole to miss earning exempt status by one stroke. In 2008, made the cut in 22 of 30 starts. Finished No. 80 in FedExCup points and earnings, thanks to six top-10 finishes (the second-highest total of his career). In 2007, had just two top-10 finishes in 31 starts. 2006 was the best season of 15-year TOUR career with career-high seven top-10s and more than $2 million in earnings ($2,396,548). Earned first trip to THE TOUR Championship after finishing 30th on the money list. Best finish was a second at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Finished strong in 2005, with a second and a third in his last two starts at the FUNAI Classic and Chrysler Championship. Among the five top-10s in 2004 were a career-high two thirds-The International and the Buick Championship. In 2003, played in 31 tournaments and made 21 cuts, including 11 consecutive at the end of the season, longest consecutive cuts streak of his career. First top-10 of the 2002 season came at the Shell Houston Open, his 10th start of the season, with a T6. Finished the year on a strong note with three top-15s, including a T7 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. In 2001, collected his second TOUR victory and for the first time eclipsed the $1-million mark in season earnings. At The International, accumulated 12 points in each of the first two rounds under Modified Stableford scoring system and led by two. Added nine points in round three and increased his lead to three. Recorded only one point in the final round, but was good enough for one-point victory over Chris Riley. Inspirational victory because his two daughters, Kristen and Brooke, were in attendance. Brooke, then age 6, is visually impaired. Opened 2000 season at the Mercedes Championships with T8. His third-round 65 was the low round of the championship. His only other top-10 came at the rain-shortened BellSouth Classic, a T5. Earned first PGA TOUR victory in 1999 at the Buick Open. His closing 65 brought one-stroke victory over Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba and Bob Tway. Victory came in his 213th career start on the PGA TOUR. 1998 was the first season he earned full-exempt status. Although it took more than half a year because of tournament delay, had runner-up finish to Phil Mickelson at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Earned more than $100,000 for the first time in 1997 with $173,012, which placed him 127th on money list. Best finish was fourth at Greater Milwaukee Open. Finished 25th at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to return to TOUR in 1998. In 1996, had three top-10 Nationwide Tour finishes, including T6 at Miami Valley Open. Best Nationwide Tour finish in 1992 was a T3 at Hawkeye Open. Earned status on the PGA TOUR in 1986 with his second-place finish at the 1985 Qualifying Tournament. Made 12 cuts and finished 148th on the money list with $40,172. Two-time All-American at UCLA. Pac-10 Player of Year in 1981. Teammates at UCLA included Jay Delsing, Corey Pavin, Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf. All-conference wrestler in high school. Daughter Brooke has a genetic disease, Leber's Amorosis, which causes blindness. Her retinas did not develop fully at birth. Tom and Brooke won the National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort father-child event for Brooke's age group in 2001. Brooke released a Country/Christian recording in 2007 titled "Help from Above" and performed at the 2008 PLAYERS Championship.

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