Who's who in golf - Tom Weiskopf


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Name: - Thomas Daniel "Tom" Weiskopf
Country: - USA
Born : - November 9th, 1942 in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio.
Original Home/Club: - Massillon, Ohio
Occupation: - Professional golfer, course designer, TV commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1946
Web Address: - http://www.weiskopfdesigns.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Senior majors (1). Ryder Cup player (1973, '75). Total professional wins (28), of which US PGA Tr (16), European Tr (1) and Champions Tr (4).


Golf course design

Weiskopf, initially working with Jay Morrish, has designed an impressive portfolio of golf courses. His best known work includes, but is not limited to:

UNITED STATES: Double Eagle (OH); Forest Dunes (Mich); Forest Highlands (AZ); Harbor Club (GA); Hualalai, Ke'olu course (Hawaii); La Cantera, Resort course (TX); Old Kinderhook (Missouri); Olympic Club, Ocean course (CA); Reserve Club (Calif); Ridge at Castle Pines North (CO); Seven Canyons (AZ); Shanty Creek, Cedar River course (Mich); The Rim (AZ); TPC Scottsdale, Stadium course (AZ); Troon G&CC (AZ); Troon North, Pinnacle & Monument courses (AZ); Vistoso (AZ); Waikoloa, Kings course (Hawaii).

OUTSIDE THE USA: Cabo del Sol, Desert course (Mexico); Country Club Philippines (Phil); Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula (China); Loch Lomond (Scotland); Ocean Club (Bahamas); Vista Vallarta, Weiskopf course (Mexico); Zimbali (S Africa).


Did you know?

After attending Ohio State University, during which time he played on the golf team and won the 1963 Western Amateur Championship, Weiskopf (which translates as Whitehead) turned professional in 1964. His illustrious career saw him win 16 PGA Tour titles, before he turned his attention to the Champions Tour in the mid-1990s. Initially working with Jay Morrish, Weiskopf has become a renowned golf course architect, with many excellent designs to his name.


Top tournaments won by Tom Weiskopf

1996Snr AmericaPittsburgh Snr ClassicQuicksilver GC205 (-11)$165,000
Played as the Pittsburgh Senior Classic (June 7-9). Second-placed J.C. Snead (USA) and Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Weiskopf (USA), who recorded the last of his four Snr PGA Tour wins. [Quicksilver GC, Midway, nr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].
1996Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipDominion CC207 (-9)$97,500
Played as the SBC Dominion Seniors (March 29-31). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA), Gary Player (RSA) and Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].
1995Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenCongressional CC275 (-13)$175,000
The US Senior Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1994Snr AmericaUtah ShowdownPark Meadows, UT204 (-12)$75,000
Played as the Franklin Quest Championship. First-time US Snr Tr winner Weiskopf (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
1993Snr AmericaChrysler Cup (indiv)TPC Prestancia202 (-14)$55,000
Played as the Chrysler Cup (individual prize) (Feb 26-28; lowest individual 54-hole score during USA vs Internationals senior professional team event; eight players per team). Won by the USA team. Weiskopf (USA), playing in his first Snr PGA Tour event, pocketed an additional $55,000 for the lowest individual 54-hole score: 202 (-14). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and George Archer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Weiskopf. [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].
1982Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.276 (-12)$63,000
Played as the Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA), who recorded the last of his 16 PGA Tour wins. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1981Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenFulford272 (-16)£15,000
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 20-23). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
1981Men AmericaSouthwest ClassicFairway Oaks, TX278 (-10)$63,000
Played as the inaugural LaJet Classic (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Weiskopf (USA), who recorded his fifteenth PGA Tour win. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].
1979Men AmericaArgentine OpenOlivos GC289
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Alberto Rivadeneira (Arg) finished in second place behind Weiskopf (USA). [Olivos GC, Pablo Nogués, Buenos Aires].
1978Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort272x
Played as the Doral-Eastern Open Invitational
1977Men AmericaKemper OpenQuail Hollow Club277 (-11)$50,000
Played as the Kemper Open. Second-placed George Burns (USA) and Bill Rogers (USA) finished 2 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
1975Men AmericaCanadian OpenRoyal Montreal274 (-6)$40,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Weiskopf (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].
1975Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC275 (-9)$45,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 3-6). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
1973Men AmericaCanadian OpenRichelieu Valley278 (-6)$35,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Vallée du Richelieu GC, Sainte-Julie, nr Montreal, Québec].
1973Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex276 (-4)$30,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) and defending champion Jerry Heard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1973Men AmericaKemper OpenQuail Hollow Club271 (-17)$40,000
Played as the Kemper Open. Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Weiskopf (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
1973Men AmericaPhiladelphia Classicxx
Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic.
1973Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC273
Played as the Beck's PGA Championship. Won by Weiskopf (USA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
1973Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Troon276 (-12)£5,500
The Open Championship (102nd) (July 11-14). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA) and Neil Coles (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1973Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC137x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Tom Weiskopf (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1972Men AmericaHonda ClassicInverrary CC278 (-10)$52,000
Played as the inaugural Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (Feb 24-27). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA), who posted his fifth PGA Tour win. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].
1972Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club4 & 3£8,500
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 12-14; field of eight players). Weiskopf (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1971Men AmericaKemper OpenQuail Hollow Club277 (-11)$30,000
Played as the Kemper Open. Weiskopf (USA) beat Dale Douglass (USA), Gary Player (RSA) and Lee Trevino (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
1971Men AmericaPhiladelphia Classicxx
Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic.
1968Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills280 (-8)$25,000
Played as the Buick Open Invitational. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1968Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines273 (-15)$30,000
Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Feb 8-11). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Weiskopf (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

 

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