Tom  Byrum

Tom Byrum

Richmond, TX

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Onida, SD
  • Residence: Richmond, TX
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1984

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 1989,Kemper Open.

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T9-- Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare.

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 3, Allianz Championship. 69 at Round 1, Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare. 69 at Round 2, Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Made one start on the PGA TOUR, good for a T44 at the Viking Classic. Also made three Champions Tour starts, with his top performance a T23 at the U.S. Senior Open.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Kemper Open.

Career Highlights

2010: Made just three starts on the PGA TOUR, with his only made cut a 60th-place finish at the Valero Texas Open...Missed the cut at the Reno-Tahoe Open, his 600th career start on TOUR...Finished T29 in his Champions Tour debut at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn, followed by a T13 at the Administaff Small Business Classic...Four rounds in the 60s led to a season-best T22 finish at the Nationwide Tour's Fort Smith Classic, his best finish of eight starts. 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. 2008: Split time between the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour, 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. 2007: Playing on a Major Medical Exemption, made five cuts in 20 attempts on the PGA TOUR, with his best finish a T13 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. 2006: Although exempt because of his PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament performance, was limited to 11 events 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). 2005: Finished out of the top 125 but finished T5 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament in December. 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. 2003: Finished 109th on the money list for the second straight season. 2002: Regained fully exempt status and 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. 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. 2000: Ended the season with two top-10s in his last two starts worth a total of $183,610 to secure his card for the 2001 season. 1999: Lost to Notah Begay III in playoff at Michelob Championship, when Begay parred second extra hole. 1997: Nominated for PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year after posting back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Canon Greater Hartford Open and Buick Open. 1989: Lone TOUR victory came at 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. 1995: Runner-up finish at the Tallahassee Open his best outing in 52 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.

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