Kite, Tom

Hometown:

USA

Austin,
Texas

Year Inducted:

2004

Induction Category:

PGA TOUR Ballot

Birth Date:

Dec 09, 1949

Tom Kite

Professional Majors: 2

  • U.S. Open: 1992
  • The Countrywide Tradition: 2000

PGA TOUR Wins: 18

  • 1976: IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic
  • 1978: B.C. Open
  • 1981: American Motors Inverrary Classic
  • 1982: Bay Hill Classic
  • 1983: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
  • 1984: Doral-Eastern Open, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic
  • 1985: MONY Tournament of Champions
  • 1986: Western Open
  • 1987: Kemper Open
  • 1989: Nestle Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, Nabisco Championship
  • 1990: Federal Express St. Jude Classic
  • 1991: Infiniti Tournament of Champions
  • 1992: BellSouth Classic
  • 1993: Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Los Angeles Open

European Tour Wins: 2

  • 1980: European Open
  • 1996: Oki Pro-Am

Champions Tour Wins: 9

  • 2000: SBC Senior Open
  • 2001: Gold Rush Classic
  • 2002: MasterCard Championship, SBC Senior Classic, Napa Valley Championship
  • 2004: 3M Championship
  • 2006: AT&T Classic, Boeing Greater Seattle Classic
  • 2008: Boeing Classic

Additional Wins: 11

  • 1972: NCAA Championship
  • 1970: Eisenhower Trophy
  • 1974: Air New Zealand Open
  • 1980: European Open
  • 1981: JCPenney Mixed Team Classic
  • 1987: Kirin Cup
  • 1989: Alfred Dunhill Cup
  • 1992: Fred Meyer Challenge, Franklin Funds Shark Shootout
  • 1996: Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout, Oki Pro-Am

Walker Cup Appearances: 1

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1971

Ryder Cup Appearances: 8

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1993
  • Captain: 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Bob Jones Award: 1979
  • PGA TOUR’s leading money winner: 1981, 1989
  • Vardon Trophy: 1981, 1982
  • PGA Player of the Year: 1981, 1989