Tommy Moore (golfer)

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Tommy Moore
Tommy Moore at PGA TOUR USF&G Classic.jpg
Moore at 1990 USF&G Classic
Personal information
Full nameThomas Edward Moore
Born(1962-12-23)December 23, 1962
New Orleans, Louisiana
DiedMay 24, 1998(1998-05-24) (aged 35)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg  United States
SpouseTracy Moore
ChildrenMason
Career
College Oklahoma State
Turned professional1984
Retired1995
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1981, 1990
The Open Championship DNP

Thomas Edward Moore (December 23, 1962 – May 24, 1998) was an American professional golfer.

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Moore was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a decorated junior golf career, ranking #1 in the Junior Golf World Rankings in 1980 (Golf Digest). Moore played college golf at Oklahoma State where he was a teammate of Scott Verplank, Willie Wood, and Philip Walton. [1] He won two events [1] and was an All-American in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and helped his team win the NCAA Championship in 1983. [2] He was also the program's 1st Academic All-American in 1984.

Moore played on the PGA Tour in 1990, 1991, and 1994. His best finish was a T4th at the 1990 Buick Southern Open. He also played on the Ben Hogan Tour/Nike Tour (now Web.com Tour) from 1991 to 1993. His best finish was a win at the 1993 Nike Boise Open. [3]

After retiring from tournament golf, Moore worked as a teaching professional at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. [2]

Moore died in 1998 at age 35 of a rare blood disease diagnosed as primary amyloidosis. [2]

The Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship is held annually in conjunction with the All-State Sugar Bowl. The event is presented by the Kelly Gibson Foundation. [4]

Professional wins (1)

Nike Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Sep 26, 1993 Nike Boise Open −14 (68-67-64=199)3 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Olin Browne

Nike Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
1 1993 Nike Utah Classic Flag of the United States.svg Curt Byrum, Flag of the United States.svg Jim Carter,
Flag of the United States.svg Sean Murphy
Murphy won with birdie on third extra hole
Byrum and Carter eliminated with birdie on second hole

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References

  1. 1 2 "2010-2011 Oklahoma State Cowboy Golf" (PDF). p. 87. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 "Former PGA player Tommy Moore dead at 35". The Augusta Chronicle . Associated Press. May 27, 1998. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. "Tommy Moore – Season" . Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  4. "Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial JGC" . Retrieved October 8, 2014.