Who's who: Jim Thorpe

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Who's who: Jim Thorpe

  • Name:

    Jimmy Lee "Jim" Thorpe
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 1, 1949 in Roxboro, North Carolina.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1972

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): The Tradition (2002). Multiple winner on the PGA Tour (3) and Champions Tour (13).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Jim Thorpe

2007
America
268 (-20)
$442,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Sonoma

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$442,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 25-28; Champions Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) and Denis Watson (Zim) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jim Thorpe (USA), who recorded his third win in this event and the last of his 13 Champions Tour wins. [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2006
America
271 (-17)
$440,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Sonoma

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$440,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 26-29; Champions Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2005
America
Hills CC, TX
206 (-10)
$247,500
Fedex Kinko's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Hills CC, TX

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$247,500

Title sponsor

Fedex Kinko's

Played as the FedEx Kinko's Classic (Apr 29-May 1). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 4 shots behind Thorpe (USA). [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].

2005
America
194 (-16)
$225,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

194 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Blue Angels Classic (May 13-15). Thorpe (USA) beat Morris Hatalsky (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole; the last two playoff holes were carried over to Monday due to failing light on the Sunday. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].

2004
America
201 (-9)
$225,000
Commerce Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

201 (-9)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Commerce Bank

Played as the Commerce Bank Long Island Classic (July 2-4). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA), Wayne Levi (USA) and Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Thorpe (USA). [Red course, Eisenhower Park GC, East Meadow, Long Island, NY].

2004
America
Egypt Valley CC
203 (-13)
$240,000
Farmers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Egypt Valley CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Farmers

Played as the Farmers Charity Classic (June 4-6). Second-placed Fred Gibson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thorpe (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].

2003
America
268 (-20)
$440,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Sonoma

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$440,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 23-26; Champions Tour season-ending event; formerly Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2003
America
195 (-15)
$225,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

195 (-15)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Long Island Classic (Aug 15-17). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thorpe (USA). [Red course, Eisenhower Park GC, East Meadow, Long Island, NY].

2002
Majors
277 (-11)
$300,000
Countrywide

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Countrywide

Played as the Countrywide Tradition (April 25-28). Thorpe (USA) beat John Jacobs (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to win his first and only major championship title. [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].

2001
America
Kings Island
130 (-14)
$225,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Kings Island

Score

130 (-14)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Aug 31-Sep 2). Thorpe (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Grizzly course, Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].

2001
America
Glen Oaks CC, IA
199 (-14)
$262,500
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Glen Oaks CC, IA

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Allianz

The inaugural Allianz Championship (Sept 7-9). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

2000
America
Serrano CC
195 (-21)
$165,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Serrano CC

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Gold Rush Classic (Oct 13-15). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Thorpe (USA), who recorded his first Senior PGA Tour win just a week earlier. [Serrano CC, El Dorado Hills, nr Sacramento, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Transamerica (Oct 6-8). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Thorpe (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1991
America
200 (-16)
$115,000
Amoco-Centel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

Amoco-Centel

Played as the Amoco-Centel Championship (Nov 7-10; post-season unofficial PGA Tour event for players aged 40-49). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) and Mark McCumber (USA) finished 5 shots behind Thorpe (USA). Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Hilton Head Natl, Bluffton, SC].

1986
America
67 - 71
$150,000
Seiko

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

67 - 71

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Seiko

Played as the Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2). Defending champion Jim Thorpe (USA) beat Scott Simpson (USA) in the 18-hole final (Thorpe 5-under-par 67; Simpson 71), to record the last of his three wins on the PGA Tour. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1985
America
Tuckaway CC
274 (-14)
$54,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Sept 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 3 shots behind 36-year-old Jim Thorpe (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1985
America
4 & 3
$150,000
Seiko

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thorpe, Jim

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Seiko

Played as the Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship (Oct 24-27). Jim Thorpe (USA) beat Jack Renner (USA) 4 and 3 in the final, to claim his second PGA Tour title. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

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