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Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. Jump to: navigation, search November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Massillon is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

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Career summary

Weiskopf attended Ohio State University and turned professional in 1964. His first win on the PGA Tour came at the Andy-Williams-San Diego Open in 1968, and fifteen more followed by 1982. His career season was 1973 when he won seven tournaments around the world, including British Open at Royal Troon. This was to remain his only major championship victory, but he was a four time runner up at The Masters and also came second at the 1976 U.S. Open. He was a member of the United States team in the 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cups. Jump to: navigation, search The Ohio State University (legal name), also known as Ohio State or OSU, is currently the largest public university in the United States and ranked by US News as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Weiskopf joined the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in 1992 and won several senior tournaments, including one senior major, the 1995 U.S. Senior Open. 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. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Weiskopf has established a golf course design practice, with at least forty courses to his credit in many parts of the world, including Loch Lomond, the current venue of the Scottish Open. Many of the courses have received considerable praise. He has also worked as a golf analyst for CBS Sports. The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... CBS Sports is the division of the CBS Television Network that airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ...


PGA Tour victories

  • 1968 Andy Williams-San Diego Open, Buick Open
  • 1971 Kemper Open, IVB-Philadelphia Classic
  • 1972 Jackie Gleason Iverrary Classic
  • 1973 Colonial National Invitation, Kemper Open, IVB-Philadelphia Classic, British Open, Canadian Open
  • 1975 Greater Greensboro Open, Canadian Open
  • 1977 Kemper Open
  • 1978 Doral-Eastern Open
  • 1981 LaJet Classic
  • 1982 Western Open

Major championship shown in bold. Weiskopf's British Open did not count as a PGA Tour win at the time, but all British Open's have now been retrospectively classified as PGA Tour events. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


PGA Senior Tour victories

  • 1993 Chrysler Cup
  • 1994 Franklin Quest Championship
  • 1995 U.S. Senior Open
  • 1996 SBC Dominion Classic, Pittsburgh Senior Classic

Senior major shown in bold. The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Other victories

  • 1963 Western Amateur
  • 1972 Piccadilly World Match Play (England, unofficial event)
  • 1973 World Series of Golf (not yet a PGA Tour event)
  • 1973 South African PGA
  • 1979 Argentine Open
  • 1981 Benson & Hedges International (England)
  • 1982 Jerry Ford Invitational

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External links

  • Profile on sporting-heroes.net
  • Profile on golfweb.com
  • An article about Weiskopf's golf course design work
  • Golf Stars Online - links to feature and profiles

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Lahontan - The Golf Experience (2678 words)
Tom's distinctive touch can be found at courses such as the TPC in Scottsdale-a favorite of both professional and recreational golfers.
Tom has designed Lahontan's courses to be continually engaging by encouraging players to employ new strategies, making it always rewarding, not repetitious.
Described by Tom as one of the most unique holes he's ever had the opportunity to create, this long, downhill 435-yard, Par 4 is highlighted by continuous panoramic views of Martis Creek meadow, the Main Lodge set into its rocky hillside and far beyond to the Pacific Coast Range.
Tom Weiskopf - Golfer from U.S.A. - Golf-Heroes.net (365 words)
Weiskopf was forced to settle for third place at three under par,one stroke behind John Schlee,and a further shot back on Miller.
Weiskopf held firm,though,to finish with a two under par 70 compared to Miller's level par 72 and the title was his.
Weiskopf's superb form meant a Ryder Cup debut in '73 and after defeat in his opening two matches he recovered to take three and a half points from a possible six in a 19-13 victory.
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