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Encyclopedia > Leonard Thompson (golfer)

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Leonard Stephen Thompson (born January 1, 1947) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


Thompson was born in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a member of the golf team. He was a teammate of future fellow PGA Tour players Joe Inman and Lanny Wadkins. He graduated in 1969 and turned pro in 1971. Laurinburg is a city located in Scotland County, North Carolina. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Twin City Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area    - City 283. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... // Joseph C. Inman, Jr. ... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Thompson had more than 70 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events during his career, winning 3 times. His first win came in 1974 at Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic. His best finish in a major championship was a T-7 at The Masters in 1979. During his late forties, Thompson, like so many of his colleagues, played some on the Nationwide Tour to prepare for the Champions Tour. His best finish in that venue was a 6th at the 1996 NIKE Tallahassee Open. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


After turning 50 at the beginning of 1997, Thompson began play on the PGA Senior Tour (now known as the Champions Tour). He currently has three wins and is an active player on this Tour. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


He was inducted into the Wake Forest University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ponte Vedra Beach is a seaside village 20 miles south east of downtown Jacksonville, Florida, near St. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1974 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic
  • 1977 Pensacola Open
  • 1989 Buick Open

The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ...

Champions Tour wins

  • 1998 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic
  • 2000 State Farm Senior Classic
  • 2001 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Matchplay Championship

Other wins

  • 1969 Sunnehanna Amateur

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

 
 

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