Tom Jenkins

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Tom Jenkins
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Thomas Wayne Jenkins
Born (1947-12-14) December 14, 1947 (age 66)
Houston, Texas
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Austin, Texas
Career
College University of Houston
Turned professional 1971
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1976
U.S. Open T26: 1976
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T17: 1974

Thomas Wayne Jenkins (born December 14, 1947) is an American professional golfer.

Jenkins was born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston, where he was a member of the winning 1970 NCAA Division I golf team. He graduated in 1971 and turned professional. His only PGA Tour victory was the 1975 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. With seven wins in his eleven years and more than $12 million in prize money, Jenkins is currently in the top-10 on the all time money list for the Champions Tour.

Prior to joining the Champions Tour, Jenkins was the lead instructor for several years at Dave Pelz's short game schools.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 15, 1975 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic –9 (69-65-69-72=275) 1 stroke United States Johnny Miller

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1981 Wickes-Andy Williams San Diego Open United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Bruce Lietzke
Lietzke won with birdie on second extra hole
Jenkins eliminated with par on first hole

Champions Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 23, 1999 Bell Atlantic Classic –10 (70-67-69=206) Playoff United States Jim Thorpe
2 Aug 13, 2000 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship –14 (68-68-70-68=274) 1 stroke United States Kermit Zarley
3 Jul 7, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship –21 (63-68-64=195) 3 strokes United States Morris Hatalsky,
United States Bruce Lietzke,
United States Walter Morgan
4 May 4, 2003 Bruno's Memorial Classic –16 (67-66-67=200) 3 strokes United States Bruce Fleisher
5 Apr 18, 2004 Blue Angels Classic –14 (68-65-63=196) 5 strokes Australia Rodger Davis
6 Jun 5, 2005 Allianz Championship –9 (65-72-67=204) Playoff United States D. A. Weibring
7 Oct 8, 2006 SAS Championship –10 (68-66=154) 1 stroke United States Chip Beck,
United States Loren Roberts

Champions Tour playoff record (2–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Bell Atlantic Classic United States Jim Thorpe Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2001 Kroger Senior Classic United States Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2002 Kroger Senior Classic United States Bob Gilder Lost to birdie on second extra hole
4 2005 Allianz Championship United States D. A. Weibring Won with birdie on second extra hole
5 2006 Commerce Bank Championship United States John Harris Lost to birdie on first extra hole
6 2008 ACE Group Classic United States Brad Bryant, United States Scott Hoch, United States Tom Kite Hoch won with birdie on first extra hole

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