Tommy Armour III

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Tommy Armour III
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Thomas Dickson Armour III
Born (1959-10-08) October 8, 1959 (age 55)
Denver, Colorado
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Dallas, Texas
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 2
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1990
U.S. Open T40: 2006
The Open Championship T28: 1988
PGA Championship T24: 1989

Thomas Dickson Armour III (born October 8, 1959) is an American professional golfer.

Armour first joined the PGA Tour in 1981 at the age of 21. He has two career PGA Tour victories, winning the 1990 Phoenix Open and the 2003 Valero Texas Open. Armour currently holds the scoring record for best overall score 72 hole score (254), which he set with his Valero Texas Open victory in 2003.

Armour is the grandson of three-time major champion Tommy Armour. He lost his Tour card in 2006 due to an injury; Armour finished 110th on the 2007 PGA Tour money list, earning his card for 2008. He finished his year with a win at the non-PGA Tour sponsored Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational, winning $60,000. In 2008, he finished 62nd on the money list to retain his card for 2009 and was the first repeat champion at the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.[1]

He made his Champions Tour debut at The ACE Group Classic in February 2010.[2]

In 2011, despite his Champions Tour status, Armour decided to go to PGA Tour Q School. At 52, he was the oldest player in the field.[3] Armour later withdrew from the tournament.

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 28, 1990 Phoenix Open −17 (65-67-67-68=267) 5 strokes United States Jim Thorpe
2 Sep 28, 2003 Valero Texas Open −26 (64-62-63-65=254) 7 strokes United States Loren Roberts, United States Bob Tway

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open Sweden Gabriel Hjertstedt Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nike Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 5, 1994 NIKE Miami Valley Open −18 (68-67-66-65=266) 3 strokes United States Jim Carter
2 Jun 12, 1994 NIKE Cleveland Open −13 (68-68-70-69=275) Playoff United States Scott Gump, United States Tom Scherrer

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship T46 DNP T28 T39
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T24
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T55 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP T57 T40 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2004 PGA – 2006 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

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