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Name: - Tom Purtzer
Country: - USA
Born : - Dec 5, 1951
Original Home/Club: - Des Moines, IA
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1973

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Multiple US Tour and Champions Tour winner. (See Tournament listings). PGA Tour wins (5). Champions Tour wins (2).

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Top tournaments won by Tom Purtzer

2007Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicValencia CC206 (-10)$240,000
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].
2005Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities201 (-15)$262,500
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.].
2004Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach198 (-15)$240,000
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 19-21). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) finished 1 shot behind Purtzer (USA), who posted his second Champions Tour win. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
2003Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicValencia CC135 (-9)$225,000
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].
1991Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex267 (-13)$216,000
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 Purtzer (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1991Men AmericaShootout, TheSherwood CC189 (-27)$125,000
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.].
1991Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC279 (-1)$216,000
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 15-18). 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].
1988Men AmericaSouthwest ClassicFairway Oaks, TX269 (-19)$72,000
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].
1986Men AmericaJCPenney ClassicBardmoor CC265 (-23)$60,450
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].
1984Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ268 (-16)$72,000
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].
1979Men JapanABC ChampionshipSports Shinko CC276 (-12)US$25,000
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].
1977Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.273 (-11)$40,000
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].


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