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Tom Purtzer (born December 5, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its 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. ... 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. ...


Purtzer was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, where he was a member of the school's golf team. He turned pro in 1973. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Paul, who also played golf for Arizona State and played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and early 1980s. Flag Nickname: Hartford of the West Location Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Iowa Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Mayor Frank Cownie Geographical characteristics Area     City 200. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in and nearby to Tempe, Arizona. ... Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University Tempe (pronounced by local residents) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2004 population estimate of 160,676. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Purtzer is often described in golf literature as having the "sweetest swing in golf". [1] He won 5 tounaments on the PGA Tour in three different decades, and has thus far won three times on the Champions Tour. His best finish in a major tournament was 4th at the 1977 U.S. Open and a T-4 at the 1982 British Open. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Open is the title or popular name of a number of sporting tournaments: The British Open golf championship A tennis tournament often called the Wimbledon championships British Open Squash British Open snooker. ...


Purtzer is a close friend of Major League Baseball Hall-of-famer Robin Yount and Country Music Star Vince Gill. He enjoys sports, music and auto racing in his spare time. Purtzer and his brother Paul operate Purtzer Performance Golf School and Academy in Phoenix. He lives in Green Valley near Scottsdale, Arizona. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Robin Yount in the 1970s Robin R. Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with Milwaukee Brewers. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,230. ... Green Valley is a census-designated place located in Pima County, Arizona. ... Scottsdale (Pima: Vaá¹£ai Svaá¹£onÄ­) is a suburb of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has become internationally recognized and regarded...


PGA Tour wins

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Champions Tour wins

Other wins

  • 1986 JC Penney Classic (with Juli Inkster)
  • 1991 Shark Shootout (with Lanny Wadkins)
  • 1993 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Steve Elkington)
  • 1996 JC Penney Classic (with Juli Inkster)
  • 2005 Australian PGA Seniors

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References

  1. ^ The Golf Channel article on Sweet-Swinging Purtzer

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's Official site

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Short game dooms Purtzer - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Golf - Sports (661 words)
Purtzer frittered away several chances to secure victory during regulation, then lost on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff against Mark McNulty yesterday at Nashawtuc Country Club.
Purtzer finished tied for fourth in 2003, his only other appearance at the Bank of America Championship.
On the par-3 17th, Purtzer nailed his tee shot to the left fringe, almost in the rough.
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