Tom Pernice Jr.
Personal information
Full nameThomas Charles Pernice Jr.
Born (1959-09-05) September 5, 1959 (age 62)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee
Career
CollegeUCLA
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins13
Highest ranking53 (July 2, 2006)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
PGA Tour Champions6
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT23: 2005
U.S. OpenT13: 1989
The Open ChampionshipT60: 2010

Thomas Charles Pernice Jr. (born September 5, 1959) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Pernice was born in Kansas City, Missouri.[2] He attended UCLA, where his teammates on the golf team included Jay Delsing, Corey Pavin, Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf. Pernice was a two-time All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1981.[3] He majored in Economics and graduated in 1982.[2]

Pernice won two PGA Tour events, his first coming in his 213th event.[3] His best finish in a major is T13 at the 1989 U.S. Open.[4] He is an advocate of the Jim Hardy one plane swing.[5][6]

Pernice turned 50 in September 2009 and played in his first Champions Tour event at the SAS Championship. He became the 15th player to win a Champions Tour event in his debut,[7] winning by 1 stroke over Nick Price and David Frost.[3] In 2009 and 2010, Pernice played sporadically on the PGA Tour, earning conditional status in 2010 and 2011 while also competing on the Champions Tour.

Pernice rejoined the PGA Tour for 2012 after a third place tie at the Children's Miracle Network Classic moved him to 121st on the 2011 money list, after beginning the week as the fifth alternate and ranked 143rd. In his limited time, Pernice also finished 29th on the Champions Tour, earning him full status on both tours for 2012. Pernice earned over $14.9 million on the PGA Tour.

One of Pernice's daughters has Leber's congenital amaurosis, where her corneas did not fully develop.

Professional wins (13)

PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 8, 1999 Buick Open −18 (66-66-72-66=270) 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman, United States Ted Tryba,
United States Bob Tway
2 Aug 5, 2001 The International 34 pts (12-12-9-1=34) 1 point United States Chris Riley

Other wins (5)

PGA Tour Champions wins (6)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 27, 2009 SAS Championship −13 (67-67-69=203) 1 stroke South Africa David Frost, Zimbabwe Nick Price
2 Aug 4, 2013 3M Championship −17 (66-65-68=199) 1 stroke United States Jeff Sluman, United States Corey Pavin
3 Jun 1, 2014 Principal Charity Classic −12 (68-67-69=204) Playoff United States Doug Garwood
4 Nov 2, 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship −11 (65-67-70-67=269) Playoff United States Jay Haas
5 Oct 30, 2016 PowerShares QQQ Championship −13 (69-64-70=203) 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie
6 Apr 28, 2019 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
(with United States Scott Hoch)
−23 (62-48-46=156) 5 strokes England Paul Broadhurst and United States Kirk Triplett,
Paraguay Carlos Franco and Fiji Vijay Singh

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Principal Charity Classic United States Doug Garwood Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship United States Jay Haas Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T13
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT T94
The Open Championship T66
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T24 T17
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T42 T21 T36
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T27 T51 T45 CUT T23 CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T60
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 5 27 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (four times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
The Players Championship CUT CUT T69 CUT T72 CUT T27 T28 CUT CUT CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2006 2007
Match Play
Championship T48 T11
Invitational
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See also

References

  1. ^ "Week 26 2006 Ending 2 Jul 2006" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  5. ^ "Tom Pernice profile". The Plane Truth. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tom Pernice tutorial from swingjacket.com". Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  7. ^ Pernice wins in Champions Tour debut Archived 2009-10-01 at the Wayback Machine

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