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Tom  Byrum

Tom Byrum

Richmond, TX

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Onida, SD
  • Residence: Richmond, TX
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1984

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 1989,Kemper Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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PGA TOUR Best Round

71 at Round 1, Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Kemper Open.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-2

Other Information

In 2009, finished T46 at the Buick Open in his only made cut in four PGA TOUR starts. Made the cut in two of 11 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a T28 at the Knoxville Open his best finish. Split time between the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour in 2008, with season-bests T34 (AT&T Classic) and T13 (Henrico County Open), respectively. Failed to record a top-25 finish on the PGA TOUR for the first time since joining the TOUR in 1986. Playing on a Major Medical Exemption, made five cuts in 20 attempts on the PGA TOUR in 2007, with his best finish a T13 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Playing out of the Q-School category, was limited to 11 events in 2006 due to right knee injury and subsequent knee surgery in June. Did not play after the Barclays Classic. Posted one top-25 at season's first full-field event, the Sony Open in Hawaii (T16). Finished out of the top 125 in 2005 but finished T5 at Qualifying Tournament in December. In 2004, earned a career-best $873,139. Position on money list (91st) was best since 1999. Finished T4 at the Buick Classic, his first top-10 since a T6 at the 2002 Buick Open. In 2003, finished 109th on the money list for the second straight season. Regained fully exempt status in 2002. Recorded first top-10 in five appearances at the U.S. Open with a T8 finish. Playing in 460th career TOUR event, recorded first (second of career) PGA TOUR hole-in-one in the second round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. Ace was the first in the four-year history of the tournament. In 2001, involved in what is believed to be the first ace on a par 4 in TOUR history at Phoenix Open when Andrew Magee's drive on the 333-yard, par-4 17th hole caromed off his putter and went into the hole. Byrum was lining up a putt when the ball deflected off his putter and rolled about 8 feet into the hole. Ended the 2000 season with two top-10s in his last two starts worth a total of $183,610 to secure his card for the 2001 season. In 1999, lost to Notah Begay III in playoff at Michelob Championship, when Begay parred second extra hole. Nominated for 1997 Comeback Player of the Year after posting back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Canon Greater Hartford Open and Buick Open. Lone TOUR victory came at 1989 Kemper Open. Took two-stroke lead after third-round 65, then shot closing 68 for five-stroke win over Tommy Armour III, Billy Ray Brown and Jim Thorpe. Brother Curt, now a GOLF CHANNEL analyst, won Hardee's Golf Classic that year, making them the first brothers to win in same year since Mike and Dave Hill in 1972. Runner-up finish at the 1995 Tallahassee Open his best outing in 33 career Nationwide Tour starts. After graduating from high school in Onida, SD, joined brother Curt in Albuquerque, NM, where Tom worked at country club and was a walk-on with University of New Mexico golf team. After two years, transferred to New Mexico State in Las Cruces. Involved with nine-hole course, The Training Station, where golfers of all ages play three, six or nine holes.