Tom Weiskopf Death, American Professional Golfer Dead At Age 79

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Tom Weiskopf  Death – Obituary News – Thomas The death has occurred of Daniel Weiskopf, also colloquially known as Tom Weiskopf. On Sunday, the 21st of August 2022, it was revealed that Tom Weiskopf, an American professional golfer who competed on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour, had passed away. He was 67 years old. Tom Weiskopf had 79 years under his belt. In the year 2020, Tom Weiskopf received the news that he had pancreatic cancer, and he started his first round of chemotherapy shortly thereafter.

Weiskopf was born in the city of Massillon in the state of Ohio. He received his education at Benedictine High School, located in Cleveland, as well as at Ohio State University, where he participated in golf athletics. In 1964, he began his career in the field.

Tom Weiskopf Career

The Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational in 1968 was where Weiskopf won his first tournament on the PGA Tour. Between 1968 and 1982, he went on to win fifteen more tournaments on the tour. His best season ever came in 1973, when he won seven tournaments all over the world, including The Open Championship at Royal Troon. At the end of that year, Mark McCormack’s world golf rankings placed him in second place overall. His career year was 1973. This was to be the only major championship that he would go on to win, but he finished in a tie for second place at the 1976 U.S. Open and four times in the runner-up position at The Masters.

Tom Weiskopf Achievements

Weiskopf won the Canadian Open in 1973 and 1975; the latter win was achieved in dramatic fashion, with a one-hole playoff win over archrival Jack Nicklaus at the Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course, when Weiskopf nearly holed his approach on the 15th hole. During the Ryder Cup competitions that took place in 1973 and 1975, Weiskopf was a member of the United States team. He was also qualified for the team in 1977, but he decided against participating in the competition in order to go on a big-game hunting trip instead.

The golfing community had a great deal of respect for Weiskopf’s swing. A rare combination, he was able to hit the ball high, generate enormous power, and maintain very good control all at the same time. The nickname “The Towering Inferno” was bestowed upon Weiskopf as a result of his explosive behavior on the golf course.

Weiskopf became a member of the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and went on to win multiple senior tournaments, including a senior major championship in the form of the 1995 U.S. Senior Open.

In addition, he has served as a golf analyst for CBS Sports, where he covered the Masters Tournaments in 1981, 1985–1995, and 1995. Beginning in 2008, he provided commentary for the coverage of The Open Championship on both ABC Sports and ESPN.

Tom Weiskopf Death, American Professional Golfer Dead At Age 79
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