Tom Weiskopf, a well-known golfer, has died at the age of 79 after a long fight with pancreatic carcinoma. Tom Watson announced his death via Twitter on Sunday morning. After two years of struggle, he was diagnosed in December 2020. He took his final breath on August 20, 2022. Thomas Daniel Weiskopf was an American professional golfer. He was born on 9th November 1942. He was born in Massillon in Ohio and died in Big Sky in Montana. Tom graduated from Ohio State University after he attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland. He was married to Laurie Weiskopf. From 1966 to 1999, he was married with Jeanne Weiskopf. Jeanne, Tom’s ex-wife, also had two children, Eric Weiskopf (and Heidi Weiskopf) Tom played on both the PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour during his professional golf career.
We will be discussing his early life, professional career, achievements, and net worth. It’s unfortunate we lost a bright soul so soon, but we only wish peace to his soul and his loved ones at such a hard time.
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Tom Weiskopf’s Career & Achievements
Tom Weiskopf was a great sailor. He became a professional in 1964 and won many games. The 1970s were his most successful decade. Between 1968 and 1982, he won 16 PGA Tour championships, including the 1973 Open Championship in Royal Troon. He finished that year remarkably, ranked as the second player in the world according to Mark McCormack’s world golf rankings. Tom was also a four time runner-up at The Masters. He finished T2 at the 1976 U.S. Open, and won the Canadian Open in 1973 & 1975.
The late golfer was also part of the US team in the 1973 and 1974 Ryder Cups. He was also a great player and earned a nickname. He was famously nicknamed “The Towering Inferno” for displays of his temper on the golf course.
In 1993, he joined Senior PGA Tour. Tom won many senior tournaments during this period of his golfing career, including the 1995 U.S. Senior Open. Not only that, but he was also working as a golf analyst for CBS Sports covering the 1981 and 1985-1995 Masters and contributed to ABC Sports and ESPN’s coverage of The Open Championship after 2008.
Weiskopf retired from golf in his later years to become a golf course architect. Jay Morrish was his first mentor in golf course design. He soon established his own business. Tom now has over 40 courses, including the famous Monument and Pinnacle Courses at Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona and Loch Lomond which was the site of the Scottish Open 1995-2010.
What is Tom Weiskopf’s Net Worth?
Tom Weiskopf has a net worth of approximately $2 million. His most lucrative activities were golf and his work as an architect of golf courses. His remarkable skills at hitting the ball was well-known. Many players considered his swing one of the best in the game. His net worth was estimated to be around $100 million at the time of his death which hasn’t been confirmed by any source. Tom Weiskopf, the late great golfer, had accomplished quite a lot in his life.
According to his wife Tom was working at The Club of Spanish Peaks and even attended a luncheon there. She told everyone that he was working until the end, which is a great thing. His friends and fans have been sending their condolences ever since the news broke. The golfer was known for his outstanding performances and will always be remembered. We wish his soul peace.
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