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Robert  Thompson

Robert Thompson

Huntsville, TX

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Residence: Huntsville, TX
  • Age: 55
  • Turned Pro: 1980

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$20,178 (92)

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 3, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T3-- Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

2011 Season Highlights

Was conditionally-exempt through the 2010 National Qualifying Tournament and ended up making 10 starts. Open-qualified for two events, and the highlight of his year was a T5 at the Toshiba Classic, his initial appearance of the season. Shot 68 on Monday to get into the event and then posted a pair of 66s on the weekend to move up at Newport Beach CC. Performance in Orange County was his best since finishing T4 at the 2008 Turtle Bay Championship.

Career Highlights

2010: Tied for fifth at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace in November with John Morse and Roger Chapman, but finished seventh after completion of the playoffs...Made just two starts during the year, finishing T59 at The ACE Group Classic where he open qualified, and then missed the cut at the Senior PGA Championship near Denver...Won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship in California in October. 2009: After winning medalist honors at the 2008 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace, 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...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.