|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
|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
Gary player vs tom weiskopf shell s wonderful world of golf double eagle club 2002
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.
- Gary player vs tom weiskopf shell s wonderful world of golf double eagle club 2002
- Golf Channels Rich Lerner interviews Tom Weiskopf at Yellowstone Club
- Golf course design
- Amateur wins 1
- PGA Tour wins 16
- Other wins 7
- Senior PGA Tour wins 4
- Results timeline
- US national team appearances
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.
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.
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.
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".
Golf Channel's Rich Lerner interviews Tom Weiskopf at Yellowstone Club
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:
Amateur wins (1)
PGA Tour wins (16)
Major championship is shown in bold.
PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)
Other wins (7)
Senior PGA Tour wins (4)
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
Senior major championship is shown in bold.
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
U.S. national team appearances