Tom Whitney

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Tom Whitney
Personal information
Born (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 28)
South Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
College United States Air Force Academy
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins 4[1]

Tom Whitney (born May 16, 1989) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Whitney was born in South Lake Tahoe, California and resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended La Quinta High School in La Quinta, California. After high school, he attended the United States Air Force Academy. Whitney won four collegiate tournaments and set four low-scoring school records in his college career.[2] Whitney also competed in the 2009 U.S. Amateur[3] and the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links.[4] Whitney completed his college career as a two-time GCAA All-America Scholar[5] and a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Whitney turned professional in 2010 after graduating from the US Air Force Academy. His first pro tournament was a sponsor's exemption to the 2010 Colorado Open, where he finished T32.[7] Whitney made the cut at his debut Tour event at the Utah Championship in 2015and tied for 63rd. He played on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2016 with a best finished of second at the Roberto De Vicenzo Punta del Este Open Copa NEC.

Military service[edit]

Whitney served four years active duty in the U.S. military as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was assigned to the 319th Missile Squadron at FE Warren AFB, Wyoming.

Professional wins[edit]

  • Western North Dakota Charity Pro-Am at Vardon Golf Club, Minot, ND; Aug 20-23, 2015; 61-67-71-66 23-under par with 4-shot margin of victory; won $30,000
  • 82nd Annual Greater Cedar Valley Jaycees' Waterloo Open Golf Classic in Waterloo, IA; July 16 – 19, 2015; 63-66-65 22-under par with 3-shot margin of victory; won $55,000
  • eGolf Tour Avondale Open at Avondale Golf Club, Palm Desert, CA; May 7–9, 2014; 69-65-64 15-under par with 4-shot margin of victory [8]
  • Pepsi Tour Event at Cimarron Country Club, Jan 2011[9]

Professional records[edit]

Whitney holds the low first-round record at the Colorado Open with an opening round 64 in 2012 [10] He also posted a course record 64 at Jacksonville Naval Air Station (Red & White Course) on Oct 8, 2012[11]

Military wins[edit]

Whitney is a three-time reigning champion for the Air Force Golf Championship and the reigning champion for the Military World Championship, making him as one of the best golfer in the United States Air Force, and one of the best military golfers in the world.

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Oct 19, 2010 Air Force Golf Championship[12] 279 –9 Mark Gardiner
2 Oct 26, 2010 Armed Forces Golf Championship[13] 68-69-74-69=280 –8 8 strokes Mark Gardiner
3 Sept 25, 2011 Air Force Golf Tournament[14] 62-65-65-63=255 –29 29 strokes Jason Perry
4 Oct 2, 2011 Armed Forces Golf Championship[14] 68-69-72-69=278 –10 9 strokes Mark Gardiner
5 Oct 18, 2012 Armed Forces Golf Championship[14] 70-66-67-67=270 –11 23 strokes Adam Dickey

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Pepsi Tour". Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Air Force Golf" (PDF). Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitney Wraps Up Competition at the US Amateur". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Round of 32 Profiles". USGA. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Falcons' Tom Whitney named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America scholar". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Whitney a Finalist for Byron Nelson Award". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Colorado Golf Open". Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Moore, Stewart. "Former Air Force Academy Star Tom Whitney Picks up Avondale Open Title in First eGolf Tour West Start". Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pepsi Tour". Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Air Force Graduate Tom Whitney takes Colorado Open lead after record 7-under 64". Denver Post. Retrieved August 26, 2012. .
  11. ^ "Armed Forces Sports" (PDF). Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Missile student wins 2010 Air Force Golf Championship". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Eaglewood Golf Course hosts Armed Forces Golf Championship". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "All Air Force Sports Teams--Golf". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 

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