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Jim Thorpe
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Personal information
Full name Jimmy Lee Thorpe
Born February 1, 1949 (1949-02-01) (age 60)
Roxboro, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Morgan State University
Turned professional 1972
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 18
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Champions Tour 13
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters T18: 1985
U.S. Open T4: 1984
Open Championship CUT: 1986, 1987
PGA Championship T7: 1986

Jimmy Lee Thorpe (born February 1, 1949) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the Champions Tour.

Thorpe was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, the ninth of the twelve children of a fairway superintendent. He attended Morgan State University before turning pro in 1972. He won three times on the PGA Tour in the mid 1980s. He has surpassed this at senior level by winning over ten times, including one senior major championship (the 2002 Tradition) and making the top ten of the Champions Tour's career money list in 2004.[1]

Thorpe's late success has been clouded by charges filed in federal court in Orlando, Florida, charging him with failure to pay 1.6 million dollars in taxes between the years 2002 and 2004. After his lawyer stated that Thorpe intended to plead innocent to the charges,[2] Thorpe plead guilty in September 2009.[3] He has yet to be sentenced.

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Professional wins (18)

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PGA Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 15, 1985 Greater Milwaukee Open -14 (73-69-62-70=274) 3 strokes United States Jack Nicklaus
2 Oct 27, 1985 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship 4&3 n/a United States Jack Renner
3 Nov 2, 1986 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship 69-71 2 strokes United States Scott Simpson

Other wins (2)

Champions Tour wins (13)

Legend
Champions Tour Major Championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (12)
No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 8, 2000 The Transamerica -18 (67-66-65=198) 3 strokes United States Bruce Fleisher
2 Oct 15, 2000 Gold Rush Classic -21 (67-62-66=195) 2 strokes United States Ed Dougherty
3 Sep 2, 2001 Kroger Senior Classic -14 (65-65=130) Playoff United States Tom Jenkins
4 Sep 9, 2001 Allianz Championship -17 (68-65-66=199) 2 strokes United States Gil Morgan
5 Apr 28, 2002 The Countrywide Tradition -11 (67-70-70-70=277) Playoff United States John Jacobs
6 Aug 17, 2003 Long Island Classic -15 (68-60-67=195) 1 stroke United States Bob Gilder
7 Oct 26, 2003 Charles Schwab Cup Championship -20 (63-67-70-68=268) 3 strokes United States Tom Watson
8 Jun 6, 2004 Farmers Charity Classic -13 (67-70-66=203) 1 stroke United States Fred Gibson
9 Jul 4, 2004 Commerce Bank Long Island Classic -9 (65-67-69=201) 1 stroke United States Andy Bean, United States Wayne Levi, United States Bobby Wadkins
10 May 1, 2005 FedEx Kinko's Classic -10 (69-69-68=206) 4 strokes United States Dana Quigley
11 May 16, 2005 Blue Angels Classic -16 (63-64-67=194) Playoff United States Morris Hatalsky
12 Oct 19, 2006 Charles Schwab Cup Championship -17 (67-70-67-68=271) 2 strokes United States Tom Kite
13 Oct 28, 2007 Charles Schwab Cup Championship -20 (64-69-69-66=268) 3 strokes United States Fred Funk, Republic of Ireland Denis Watson

Results in major championships

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT T18 T45 T42 WD DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T11 T30 T13 T4 T34 CUT T9 CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP T39 T34 T14 T59 DNP T7 CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP T97
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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