Jim Carter

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Spring Lake, NC
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1985

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2000,Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

Other Victories

(2) 1989 Arizona Open. 1996 Arizona Open.

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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PGA TOUR Best Round

71 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Divided his time between all three Tours after turning 50 in June. Made 13 Nationwide Tour starts, where he claimed three top-25 finishes. Missed the cut in his only PGA TOUR start and completed the trifecta with a pair of starts on the Champions Tour.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

Career Highlights

Played the PGA TOUR on a full-time basis from 1987-90 and again from 1995-2005. Had made 457 starts prior to the 2011 season, with earnings of $4,766,514 and 26 top-10 finishes. Finished among the top 50 on the PGA TOUR money list two times (1989 and 2000) and won his lone event during the 2000 season. 2010: Made five starts on the PGA TOUR, his first appearances since 2006. Finished T39 at the Reno-Tahoe Open for his best outing among three made cuts. T9 at the Michael Hill New Zealand Open, his best finish among 11 Nationwide Tour starts. 2009: Made six starts on the Nationwide Tour, with one made cut, a T59 at the Cox Classic. 2006: Made just three starts on the PGA TOUR and one start on the Nationwide Tour. 2005: Finished 216th on the money list and did not post a top-10 for third straight season. 2003: Finished out of the top 150 (172nd) on the money list for the first time since 1990. 2002: Posted four top-10s in 29 starts, with T5s in back-to-back weeks at the Canon Greater Hartford Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic the last top-10s of his PGA TOUR career. 2001: Appeared in 28 tournaments, making the cut 23 times. 2000: Finished among the Top 50 on the PGA TOUR money list for the first time since 1989...Broke through to earn first PGA TOUR title in his 13th year and 292nd PGA TOUR start, a two-stroke win at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open. Closing 66 brought him from four strokes back of third-round leader Tom Scherrer...During T57 at the MCI Classic, needed only 95 putts in four rounds at Harbour Town GL, tying for third-lowest total since TOUR began keeping stats in 1980. 1999: Earned his first top-10 of year at Buick Classic. Shared 54-hole lead with eventual winner Duffy Waldorf. A closing 74 produced a T5. 1998: Posted eight top 25 finishes, including three top-10s...Best finish was a T3 at Freeport-McDermott Classic. 1997: Season's best finish came at Buick Classic where he closed with 65 to finish alone in fifth place...Also finished ninth at Buick Challenge. 1996: Made cut in 25 of 31 tournaments and posted two top-10 finishes...Finished T3 at the Buick Open...Closed the season on a high note with T8 finish at the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. 1995: Held one-stroke lead through 54 holes of the Anheuser-Busch Classic, but dropped to T3 after closing 71. 1994: A victory at the Nationwide Tour New Mexico Charity Classic and three runner-up finishes that year helped him to fourth on Nationwide Tour money list, good for spot on PGA TOUR in 1995. 1993: Played on the Nationwide Tour and posted six top-10 finishes. 1990: Lost PGA TOUR playing privileges after finishing 172nd on the money list. 1989: Finished 33rd on PGA TOUR money list in a year that saw him record six top-10 finishes, including three in first five starts...Led rain-shortened Hawaiian Open through 36 holes that year, but closing 70 placed him fourth. Amateur: After joining the Arizona State golf team as walk-on, won 1983 NCAA Championship during brilliant career. Twice named first-team All-America...Named school's Athlete of the Year in 1984...Two-time winner of Arizona State Amateur (1981, 1984), Southwest Amateur (1983, 1984) and Arizona Open (1989 and 1996).


Inducted into Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame in 1995...Said about his 1992 season: "Took early retirement while I was young enough to enjoy it."...Enjoys outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, exercise and fitness, as well as a good sunset and time spent with friends.