Senior Open Golfers

TOM KITE: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Tom Kite hits a tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship golf tournament in Benton Harbor, Mich., Friday, May 23, 2014.
Tom Kite hits a tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship golf tournament in Benton Harbor, Mich., Friday, May 23, 2014. The Associated Press

Tom Kite won the first of his 19 PGA Tour events in 1976. He has 10 Champions Tour victories, but has yet to win since 2008. He has one top-10 finish this season, following a frustrating 2014 when he had none on the Champions Tour.

He began playing golf at age 6 and won his first tournament as an 11-year-old.

WATCH: Kite sinks long birdie putt in 2010 Principal Charity Classic

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 256.6 yards (74th on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 75.29 (81st)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $16,059,584
  • Career highlights: Has 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1992 U.S. Open Championship and 1989 Players Championship.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 5-foot-9
  • Weight: 170
  • Year turned pro: 1972
  • Birthplace: McKinney, Texas
  • Birth date: Dec. 9, 1949
  • College: Texas, 1972, business administration
  • Did you know? Kite says his biggest thrill in golf was being selected a Ryder Cup captain in 1997, according to pgatour.com.
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