Jim Carter (golfer)

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Jim Carter
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jim Laver Carter
Nickname Prez
Born (1961-06-24) June 24, 1961 (age 53)
Spring Lake, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 7
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T24: 2002
The Open Championship T69: 2002
PGA Championship T56: 1989

Jim Laver Carter (born June 24, 1961) is an American professional golfer who plays on the Champions Tour. He has also played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Biography[edit]

Carter was born in Spring Lake, North Carolina. He attended Arizona State University in Tempe and was a distinguished member of the golf team – a two-time first-team All-American and an All-Pac-10 conference selection, as well as the 1983 NCAA Champion (Arizona State University's first individual champion in men's golf). He also represented the U.S. Collegians at the USA vs. Japan Matches at Pebble Beach and was named Ambassador. He won the 1981 and 1984 Arizona State Amateur Championship, and the 1983 and 1984 Southwest Amateur Championship. He was three times named Arizona's amateur golfer of the year. He was honored with the Arizona State University Athlete of the Year award in 1984. He was also awarded the conference PAC-10 Medal, the highest honor a student athlete can receive. In 1995, he was inducted into the Arizona State University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2007 he was inducted into the Mesa City Sports Hall of Fame.

Carter turned pro in 1985. In contrast to his college career, Carter's level of success as a tour professional has been very modest. He won once on the Nationwide Tour in 1994, and once on the PGA Tour in 2000. Qualifying for the PGA Tour has been a constant struggle; however, he managed to qualify for the elite tour in 15 of the 19 years between 1987 and 2005. His best finish in a major championship was T-24 at the 2002 U.S. Open.[1] Carter lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 2011, Carter played in The Senior Open Championship (missed cut) and U.S. Senior Open (finished tied for 50th), his first two career Champions Tour events. He finished 6th at the 2011 Champions Tour Q School, just missing out on earning a Champions Tour card, but will earn automatic entry as Q School medalist Jeff Freeman will not turn 50 until April 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Carter earned a Business degree in 1984 from Arizona State University. He is a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona.[3]

Amateur wins (7)[edit]

  • 1979 Arizona State High School (Mesa High), Mesa City Amateur
  • 1981 Arizona State Amateur
  • 1983 Southwest Amateur, NCAA Championship
  • 1984 Arizona State Amateur, Southwest Amateur

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Feb 27, 2000 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open −19 (66-68-69-66=269) 2 strokes United States Chris DiMarco, United States Tom Scherrer
France Jean van de Velde

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Sep 4, 1994 NIKE New Mexico Charity Classic −16 (69-66-71-66=272) 1 stroke United States Emlyn Aubrey, United States Chad Ginn

Other wins (7)[edit]

  • 1986 Kingman Open
  • 1987 Scottsdale Healthcare Classic
  • 1989 Arizona Open
  • 1992 Wigwam Classic
  • 1996 Arizona Open
  • 2004 Tommy Bahama Desert Marlin
  • 2013 Arizona Senior Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T71 T55 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T66 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T46
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T56 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP T24
The Open Championship CUT DNP T69
PGA Championship WD DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ Carter an excited rookie, though starts are limited
  3. ^ "Jim Carter". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 

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