Tom Kite

Thomas Oliver Kite, Jr. ( born December 9, 1949 in McKinney, Texas) is an American professional golfer of the Champions Tour. It belongs to the group of Major winner.


At the age of six, he began with golf and won with eleven his first tournament. After attending the University of Texas in 1972 Kite professional golfer.

On the PGA TOUR, he won 19 tournaments, including his only major, the U.S. Open of the year 1992. Kite was the first in the history of this great American tournament series, which reached the merit trademarks of 6, 7, 8 and 9 million U.S. dollars. He led the money rankings in 1981 and 1989.

Kite participated in seven Ryder Cups as a player and was part of 1997 Captain (non -playing captain ) of the U.S. team.

On reaching the age of 50 he began to play on the Champions Tour, where it has so far won ten wins, including a senior major.

Tom Kite was the first golfer with a third wedge in his golf bag and one of the first who took the help of a sports psychologist to complete and illustrated the importance of physical fitness to improve their game.

He is married to his wife Christy. The two have three grown children, a daughter and two sons ( twins). Kite has his domicile in Austin, Texas.


PGA Tour victories

Major Championship in bold.

Champions Tour victories

  • 2000 The Countrywide Tradition, SBC Senior Open
  • 2001 Gold Rush Classic
  • 2004 3M Championship
  • 2006 AT & T Classic, Boeing Greater Seattle Classic
  • 2008 Boeing Classic

Senior Major in bold.

Other tournament victories