Tom Wargo

Amos Tom Wargo (born September 16, 1942) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship–one of the major championships on the men's Senior PGA Tour.

Tom Wargo
Personal information
Full nameAmos Tom Wargo
Born (1942-09-16) September 16, 1942 (age 77)
Marlette, Michigan
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCentralia, Illinois
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions4
European Senior Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT28: 1992
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1995

Wargo was born in Marlette in the heart of "The Thumb" of Michigan, and grew up on a nearby dairy farm. He attended Mayville High School. He did not play golf until he taught himself to play at age 25. Prior to his career as a professional golfer, he had worked as an iron worker, assembly-line autoworker, bartender and fisherman in Alaska. He turned pro in 1976.

Wargo spent most of his regular PGA career years as the head club pro at the Greenview GC that he co-owns in Centralia, Illinois. In 1992, he received the PGA Club Professional-of-the-Year award. Wargo played in only a handful of PGA Tour events. His best finish in a PGA Tour event, which happened to be a major championship, was a T-28 at the 1992 PGA Championship.

After reaching the age of 50, Wargo joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1993. He has four victories including a senior major championship and over 100 top-10 finishes in this venue. He lives in Centralia, Illinois.

Professional wins (10)Edit

Other wins (5)Edit

  • 1988 Illinois PGA Section Championship
  • 1990 Gateway PGA Sectional Championship, Irvin Cobb Championship
  • 1991 PGA Club Professional Winter Stroke Play Championship, Gateway PGA Sectional Championship

Senior PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

Senior major championships (1)
Other Senior PGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Apr 18, 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship −13 (69-69-67-70=275) Playoff   Bruce Crampton
2 Mar 27, 1994 Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic −7 (71-66-72=209) 1 stroke   Bob Murphy
3 Jun 22, 1995 Dallas Reunion Pro-Am −13 (64-64-69=197) 7 strokes   Dave Eichelberger,   Dave Stockton
4 Feb 27, 2000 Invitational −14 (65-69-68=202) Playoff   Gary McCord,   J. C. Snead

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship   Bruce Crampton Won with par on second extra hole
2 1995 Emerald Coast Classic   Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 1996 Bell Atlantic Classic   Dale Douglass,   John Schroeder Douglass won with birdie on third extra hole
4 2000 Invitational   Gary McCord,   J. C. Snead Won with birdie on third extra hole
Snead eliminated with par on first hole

European Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 23, 1994 Senior British Open −8 (73-68-68-71=280) 2 strokes   Bob Charles,   Doug Dalziel

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T28 T31

Note: Wargo only played in The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1993 PGA Seniors' Championship −13 (69-69-67-70=275) Playoff1   Bruce Crampton

1Defeated Crampton with par on second extra hole.

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

  • PGA Cup: 1988 (winners), 1992 (winners)

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