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Full name  Thomas Warren Purtzer
Professional wins  14
Weight  95 kg
Nationality  United States
Name  Tom Purtzer

Turned professional  1973
Role  Golfer
Current tours  Champions Tour
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour
Height  1.83 m
Siblings  Paul Purtzer
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Born  December 5, 1951 (age 71) Des Moines, Iowa (1951-12-05)
College  Arizona State University
Residence  Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Education  Arizona State University

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Thomas Warren Purtzer (born December 5, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.


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Purtzer was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, where he was a member of the school's golf team. He graduated in 1973 and turned pro. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Paul, who also played golf for Arizona State and played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Purtzer is often described in golf literature as having the "sweetest swing in golf". He won five tournaments on the PGA Tour in three different decades, and has thus far won four times on the Champions Tour. His best finishes in major championships were 4th at the 1977 U.S. Open and T4 at the 1982 British Open.

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Purtzer is a close friend of Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Robin Yount and country music star Vince Gill. He enjoys sports, music and auto racing in his spare time. Purtzer and his brother Paul operate Purtzer Performance Golf School and Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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PGA Tour wins (5)

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)

  • 1979 ABC Japan vs USA Golf Matches
  • Other wins (4)

  • 1981 Jerry Ford Invitational
  • 1986 JCPenney Classic (with Juli Inkster)
  • 1991 Shark Shootout Benefiting RMCC (with Lanny Wadkins)
  • 1993 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Steve Elkington)
  • Champions Tour wins (4)

    Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

    Other senior wins (1)

  • 2005 Australian PGA Seniors
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1989 Masters – 1996 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)
  • U.S. national team appearances

  • Four Tours World Championship: 1991
  • References

    Tom Purtzer Wikipedia