12 Facts About Tom Kite


Tom Kite won the US Open in 1992 and spent 175 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking between 1989 and 1994.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,609

Tom Kite began playing golf at age six, and won his first tournament at age 11.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,610

Tom Kite turned professional in 1972 and has been a consistent money winner ever since.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,611

Tom Kite underwent laser eye surgery, due to his partial blindness, in a bid to improve his game late in his career.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,612

Tom Kite has 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,613

Tom Kite competed on seven Ryder Cup squads and served as the 1997 captain.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,614

Tom Kite holds a unique record of making the cut for the first four US Opens held at Pebble Beach: 1972,1982,1992, and 2000.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,615

Tom Kite was the first in Tour history to reach $6 million, $7 million, $8 million, and $9 million in career earnings.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,616

Tom Kite was the Tour's leading money-winner in 1981 and 1989.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,617

Tom Kite currently plays the over 50s Champions Tour, where he has ten victories including one senior major, The Countrywide Tradition.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,618

In 1996, Tom Kite had a cameo in The Simpsons episode "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield", in which he gave Homer Simpson golf tips.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,619

Tom Kite was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.

FactSnippet No. 2,141,620