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Robert Thompson

  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Residence: Huntville, TX
  • Birth Date: 01/10/1957
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1980

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2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$2,880 (108)

Champions Tour Best Round

72 at Round 3, The ACE Group Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T3-- Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

Career Highlights

2008: Was the medalist at the 2008 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace. Shot rounds of 69-73-69-70 to beat John Morse by one stroke and earn the first-place check for $30,000...Made just two appearances during the year, finishing T4 after open qualifying at the Turtle Bay Championship and T59 at the Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC near Rochester, NY. 2007: Made 11 attempts at open qualifying but was unsuccessful after he finished T13 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace in Florida. Did earn a spot in the U.S. Senior Open but failed to make the cut after rounds of 76-73 at Whistling Straits. 2006: Was T6 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament but did not plan in any events during the year.

Personal

Was the PGA teaching professional at the Whispering Pines GC in Trinity, TX...Wife, Chris, is an Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and Senior Women's Administrator at Sam Houston State University and a former tennis coach at the school.

Other Information

Was the medalist at the 2008 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace, which gave him fully-exempt status in 2009. Made 17 starts, with four top-25 finishes and earnings totaling $206,996. Best finishes were a pair of T11s at the AT&T Champions Classic and the Boeing Classic. Returned to the National Qualifying Touranment at the end of the 2009 season and was T24 at TPC Scottsdale. Made just two appearances in 2008, finishing T4 after open qualifying at the Turtle Bay Championship and T59 at the Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC near Rochester, NY. Has competed previously on both the PGA TOUR and the Nationwide Tour. Was the co-medalist at the 1981 PGA TOUR Fall National Qualifying Tournament in Texas and joined Allen Doyle and Massy Kuramoto as the only players to earn similar honors on both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. Played a full schedule on the PGA TOUR in 1982, 1987-89 and again in 1991. Owns 161 career starts on the PGA TOUR, with 60 cuts made and seven top-10 finishes. Career earnings total $236,297. Best career performance was a T3 at the 1989 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in Mississippi and best year in season earnings came in 1987 when he won $58,026. Nationwide Tour career totals include 75 starts, with 10 top-10 finishes as a full-time player in 1990, 1993 and 1995. Best Nationwide Tour finish was a T2 at the 1990 Boise Open. Earned a season-best $37,624 in 1990 when he also had two T3 finishes to go with his T2 in Boise. Is the winner of numerous PGA section titles in his career, including five Southern Texas PGA Championships. Won the 1986 Foot-Joy PGA Assistants Professional title. A college standout at Sam Houston State University in Texas and was the 1979 NAIA individual champion as a member of two national championship squads and was also an All-American choice. Posted two Lone Star Conference individual titles and won 10 other college events while at Sam Houston State. Former PGA teaching professional at Whispering Pines GC in Trinity, TX. Wife, Chris, is an Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and Senior Women's Administrator at Sam Houston State University and a former tennis coach at the school.

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