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

Tommy Armour III
Personal information
Full nameThomas Dickson Armour III
Born (1959-10-08) October 8, 1959 (age 59)
Denver, Colorado
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Career
CollegeUniversity of New Mexico
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour2
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1990
PGA ChampionshipT24: 1989
U.S. OpenT40: 2006
The Open ChampionshipT28: 1988

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 previously held the scoring record for best overall 72 hole score (254), which he set with his Valero Texas Open victory in 2003, until it was surpassed in 2017 by Justin Thomas.[1]

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.[2]

He made his Champions Tour debut at The ACE Group Classic in February 2010.[3]

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.[4] Armour later withdrew from the tournament.

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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   Jim Thorpe
2 Sep 28, 2003 Valero Texas Open −26 (64-62-63-65=254) 7 strokes   Loren Roberts,   Bob Tway

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open   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   Jim Carter
2 Jun 12, 1994 Nike Cleveland Open −13 (68-68-70-69=275) Playoff   Scott Gump,   Tom Scherrer

Other wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T46 T28 T39
PGA Championship T24
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T55
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT T57 T40
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T45 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Lowest 72-Hole Stroke Total on PGA Tour". About.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Armour III struggles but repeats Pebble Beach title in playoff
  3. ^ Kupelian, Vartan (February 3, 2010). "Insider: Tour in 'good shape' with new faces, places". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Tommy Armour eyes PGA Tour's riches

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