Watson, Tom

Hometown:

USA

Kansas City,
Missouri

Year Inducted:

1988

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Sep 04, 1949

Tom Watson

Professional Majors: 13

  • Masters Tournament: 1977, 1981
  • U.S. Open: 1982
  • Open Championship: 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983
  • Senior PGA Championship: 2001, 2011
  • JELD-WEN Tradition: 2003
  • Senior British Open: 2003, 2005

PGA TOUR Wins: 31

  • 1974: Western Open
  • 1975: Byron Nelson Classic
  • 1977: Bing Crosby Pro-Am, San Diego Open, Western Open
  • 1978: Tucson Open, Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Byron Nelson Classic, Hall of Fame Classic, Anheuser-Busch Classic
  • 1979: Sea Pines Heritage Classic, Tournament of Champions, Byron Nelson Classic, Memorial Tournament, Hall of Fame Classic
  • 1980: San Diego Open, Los Angeles Open, Tournament of Champions, New Orleans Open, Byron Nelson Classic, World Series of Golf
  • 1981: USF
  • 1982: Los Angeles Open, Sea Pine Heritage Classic
  • 1984: Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship, Tournament of Champions, Western Open
  • 1987: Nabisco Championship
  • 1996: Memorial Tournament
  • 1998: MasterCard Colonial

Champions Tour Wins: 9

  • 1999: Bank One Championship
  • 2000: IR Senior Tour Championship
  • 2002: Senior Tour Championship At Gaillardia
  • 2005: Charles Schwab Cup Championship
  • 2007: Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Senior Open Championship
  • 2008: Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 2010: Mistubishi Electric Championship

Additional Wins: 12

  • 1980: Dunlop Phoenix
  • 1984: Australian Open
  • 1992: Hong Kong Open
  • 1994: Skins Game
  • 1997: Dunlop Phoenix
  • 1999: Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge, Diner’s Club Matches
  • 2000: Hyundai Team Matches
  • 2004: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2007: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2010: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2011: Ka’anapali Champions Skins Game

Ryder Cup Appearances: 6

(Wins in bold)

  • Player: 1977, 1981, 1983, 1989
  • Captain: 1993, 2014

Golf Honors & Awards

  • Player of the Year: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984
  • Vardon Trophy: 1977, 1978, 1979
  • PGA TOUR leading money winner: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984
  • Bob Jones Award: 1987
  • Old Tom Morris Award, GCSAA: 1992
  • Charles Schwab Cup: 2003, 2005