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Tommy  Armour III

Tommy Armour III

Dallas, TX

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Denver, CO
  • Residence: Dallas, TX
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1981

PGA TOUR Victories

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

Other Victories

(3): 1981 New Mexico State Amateur. 1983 Mexican Open. 2007 Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$33,120 (81)

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 2, Toshiba Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

For the first time in his career, dating to 1982, did not make a PGA TOUR start. Made 23 starts on the Champions Tour, highlighted by four top-10 finishes...Trailed 36-hole leader Bob Tway by just one stroke at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in June before a final-round 70 left him T8...Also T8 at the 3M Championship after posting three straight sub-70 rounds at TPC Twin Cities...He was on the leaderboard for most of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. Fired a final-round 70 at Westchester CC to T6...Fourth top-10 of the Champions Tour season came with second-place honors at the Insperity Championship. Trailed Brad Faxon by one stroke heading into final round but did not get a chance for victory Sunday when heavy rain washed out the final round. His $149,600 paycheck vaulted him from 37th place on the money list into the top-30.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Phoenix Open, Valero Texas Open.

Career Highlights

2010: Solid rookie season on the Champions Tour included three runner-up finishes and 10 top-10 performances in 23 starts. Ended his first season on the Champions Tour as the last of 13 players over the million-dollar mark in official earnings...Finished second to Fred Couples in his Champions Tour debut at The ACE Group Classic in mid-February. Fired an 11-under-par 61 in the final round, matching the Champions Tour 2010 low for best score in relation to par. Trailed Couples by seven strokes after five holes on Sunday 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 at The Quarry in Naples 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...Also finished second at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, one stroke back of David Eger. Was one shot ahead of Eger after four consecutive birdies (Nos. 11-14) on the back nine on Sunday but missed a short birdie putt on the par-5 15th and then three-putted for bogey at the par-3 17th to fall back...Registered a third runner-up finish at The Principal Charity Classic. Was tied for the 36-hole lead with Nick Price, but final-round 71 at Glen Oaks left him four strokes back at the end...Was the 18-hole leader following a 9-under-par 63 at the 3M Championship in August near Minneapolis. Remained on the leaderboard throughout the weekend before finishing T3 with three others at the TPC Twin Cities...Along with Tim Simpson, held a share of the 36-hole lead at the Allianz Championship. Second-round 64 at Broken Sound included a run of five consecutive birdies, tying the Champions Tour's best birdie streak in 2010...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).

Personal

Grandfather, known as "The Silver Scot," won the 1927 U.S. Open, 1931 British Open and 1930 PGA Championship and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame...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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