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Full name  Thomas Daniel Weiskopf
Professional wins  28
Height  1.91 m
Nationality  United States
European Tour  1
Education  Ohio State University

College  Ohio State University
Name  Tom Weiskopf
PGA tour wins  16
Turned professional  1964
Role  Golfer
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Born  November 9, 1942 (age 78) Massillon, Ohio (1942-11-09)
Spouse  Jeanne Weiskopf (m. 1966–1999), Laurie Weiskopf
Children  Heidi Weiskopf, Eric Weiskopf

Former tours  PGA Tour, Champions Tour

Similar  Jay Morrish, Tom Watson (golfer), Johnny Miller

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Thomas Daniel Weiskopf (born November 9, 1942) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. His most successful decade was the 1970s, and he won 16 PGA Tour titles between 1968 and 1982. After winding down his tournament career, Weiskopf has become a noted golf course architect.


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Weiskopf was born in Massillon, Ohio. He attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland, and Ohio State University, where he played on the golf team. He turned professional in 1964.

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Weiskopf's first win on the PGA Tour came at the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational in 1968, and fifteen more followed by 1982. His career season was 1973, when he won seven tournaments around the world, including The Open Championship at Royal Troon, and he would finish that year ranked second in the world according to Mark McCormack's world golf rankings. This was to remain his only major championship victory, but he was a four-time runner-up at The Masters and also had a T2 finish at the 1976 U.S. Open.

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Weiskopf won the Canadian Open in 1973 and 1975; the latter win was achieved in dramatic fashion, with a one-hole playoff win over archrival Jack Nicklaus, when Weiskopf nearly holed his approach on the 15th hole at the Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course. Weiskopf was a member of the United States team in the 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cups. He qualified as well for the 1977 team, but decided to skip the competition in order to go big-game hunting.

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Weiskopf's swing was much admired in the golf world. He hit the ball high, generated enormous power and had very good control as well, a rare combination. Weiskopf's displays of temper on the golf course earned him the nickname of "The Towering Inferno".

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Weiskopf joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and won several senior tournaments, including one senior major, the 1995 U.S. Senior Open.

He has also worked as a golf analyst for CBS Sports, covering the 1981 and 1985 to 1995 Masters. Since 2008, he has contributed to ABC Sports and ESPN's coverage of The Open Championship.

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Golf course design

Weiskopf got into golf course design working initially with Jay Morrish, but now has his own established practice. He has at least 40 courses to his credit in many parts of the world, including the Monument and Pinnacle courses at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Loch Lomond, venue of the Scottish Open from 1995 to 2010. A drivable par-4 hole is a common element in most of Weiskopf's designs. Many of the courses have received considerable praise by being ranked highly in lists of top courses around the world.

In January 2016, it was announced that Weiskopf would lead a renovation of the Torrey Pines North Course in San Diego, California.

The following is a (partial) list of courses that Weiskopf either designed alone or co-designed:

  • Troon North Golf Club (Monument and Pinnacle courses), Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Double Eagle, Galena, Ohio
  • Forest Highlands (Canyon and Meadow courses), Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Lahontan Golf Club, Truckee, California
  • The Olympic Club (Ocean and Cliffs courses), San Francisco, California
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Shanty River Cedar River Course, Bellaire, Michigan
  • Quail Hollow Course, Painesville, Ohio
  • Snake River Sporting Club, Jackson, Wyoming
  • Amateur wins (1)

  • 1963 Western Amateur
  • PGA Tour wins (16)

    Major championship is shown in bold.

    PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)

    Other wins (7)

  • 1965 Ohio Open
  • 1972 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (England, unofficial event)
  • 1973 World Series of Golf (not yet a PGA Tour event), South African PGA Championship
  • 1979 Argentine Open
  • 1982 Jerry Ford Invitational
  • 1993 Chrysler Cup
  • Senior PGA Tour wins (4)

    Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

    Senior major championship is shown in bold.

    Results timeline

    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    WD = withdrew
    "T" indicates a tie for a place.


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (1975 Masters – 1979 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (1973 U.S. Open – 1974 Masters)
  • U.S. national team appearances


  • Ryder Cup: 1973 (winners), 1975 (winners)
  • World Cup: 1972
  • References

    Tom Weiskopf Wikipedia