Rocky Thompson (golfer)

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Rocky Thompson
Personal information
Full nameHugh Delane Thompson
NicknameRocky
Born (1939-10-14) October 14, 1939 (age 79)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg; 12.4 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePlano, Texas
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1964
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT18: 1973
The Open ChampionshipT52: 1978
PGA ChampionshipT62: 1979

Hugh Delane "Rocky" Thompson (born October 14, 1939) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Thompson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended the University of Houston, and graduated in 1962. He turned pro in 1964. He played on the PGA Tour for many years but never recorded a victory. His best finish was a solo 2nd place at the 1969 Western Open.

Thompson's fortunes changed, however, once he reached the age of 50 and began competing on the Senior PGA Tour in 1990. His first win came at the 1991 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic; later that same year he won at the Digital Seniors Classic. In 1994, he won the GTE Suncoast Classic. He holds or shares several Champions Tour records.

Thompson was mayor of Toco, Texas in the 1990s. He now lives in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

Senior PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 16, 1991 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic –17 (62-68-69=199) 1 stroke United States Jim Dent
2 Sep 15, 1991 Digital Seniors Classic –11 (66-69-70=205) 1 stroke Australia Bruce Crampton
3 Feb 13, 1994 GTE Suncoast Classic –15 (73-67-61=201) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd

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