Tom Byrum

Thomas Elliott Byrum (born September 28, 1960) is an American professional golfer.

Tom Byrum
Personal information
Full nameThomas Elliott Byrum
Born (1960-09-28) September 28, 1960 (age 60)
Onida, South Dakota
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSan Antonio, Texas
CollegeUniversity of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Turned professional1984
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking86 (February 1, 1998)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1990, 2003
PGA Championship9th: 1997
U.S. OpenT8: 2002
The Open ChampionshipT43: 2003

Byrum was born in Onida, South Dakota. He attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University before turning professional in 1984. He has played over five hundred events on the PGA Tour, with his sole victory coming at the 1989 Kemper Open. He owns two top-10 finishes in major championships: T8 in the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage and a 9th in the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot. His older brother Curt is also a former PGA Tour winner and is now an analyst on the Golf Channel.

Professional wins (1)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 4, 1989 Kemper Open −16 (66-69-65-68=268) 5 strokes Tommy Armour III, Billy Ray Brown,
Jim Thorpe

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

1 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic Mark Carnevale, David Edwards,
Neal Lancaster, Yoshi Mizumaki,
David Ogrin
Lancaster won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1999 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Notah Begay III Lost to par on second extra hole

Playoff record

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (0–1)

1 2016 Dominion Charity Classic Scott McCarron Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T47 CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T33 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship 9 T62
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T44 T8 T15 CUT CUT
The Open Championship T43 CUT
PGA Championship T24
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00000020
U.S. Open00001284
The Open Championship00000021
PGA Championship00001264
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1997 PGA – 2002 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 198719881989
The Players Championship CUT CUT T67
Tournament 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
The Players Championship CUT CUT CUT 70
Tournament 200020012002200320042005
The Players Championship CUT T55 CUT T16 T46
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in senior major championships

Results not in chronological order before 2021.

The Tradition T43 T41 T35 T13 T16 5 NT T35
Senior PGA Championship CUT CUT T35 CUT CUT T12 T25 T8 CUT NT CUT
Senior Players Championship T57 T22 T31 T36 T41 T14 T34 T28 T47
U.S. Senior Open T36 T14 T26 T27 CUT T24 NT T13
Senior British Open Championship T23 T5 NT
  Top 10
  Did not play

"T" indicates a tie for a place
CUT = missed the halfway cut
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

See also


  1. "Week 5 1998 Ending 1 Feb 1998" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.