Name:Thomas Warren "Tom" Purtzer
Born:Dec 5, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Played as the AT&T Champions Classic (March 16-18). Purtzer (USA) beat Loren Roberts (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff. [Valencia CC, nr Santa Clarita, California].
Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 5-7). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) and Lonnie Nielsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Purtzer (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 19-21). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tom Purtzer (USA), who posted his second Champions Tour win. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
Played as the SBC Classic (March 14-16). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Purtzer (USA). Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [Valencia CC, nr Santa Clarita, California].
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 15-18). Tom Purtzer (USA) beat Davis Love III (USA) and Jim Gallacher Jr (USA) at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Shark Shootout benefiting RMCC (Nov 22-24; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Greg Norman (Aus) & Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind the winning team of Tom Purtzer (USA) & Lanny Wadkins (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
Played as the Southwestern Bell Colonial (May 23-26). Second-placed David Edwards (USA), Scott Hoch (USA) and Bob Lohr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tom Purtzer (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Gatlin Brothers Southwest Golf Classic (Oct 6-9). Purtzer (USA) beat Mark Brooks (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 4-7; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Mike Hulbert (USA) & Val Skinner (USA) finished 2 shots behind the wire-to-wire winning team of Tom Purtzer (USA) & Juli Inkster (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 19-22). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Purtzer (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 8-11; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 10 shots behind Purtzer (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 17-20). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Purtzer (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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