Tommy Armour III

Class of 2008


Tommy Armour III grew up on the third hole of the historic Desert Inn Golf Club in Las Vegas, the son of a doctor and beauty queen, and the grandson of World Golf Hall of Fame member Tommy Armour, the Silver Scot.

He played high school golf at Bishop Gorman, and has enjoyed a long and successful career on the PGA Tour, playing in more than 600 tournaments and earning more than $9 million through 2008. He broke the all-time PGA Tour scoring record at the 2003 Valero Texas Open, and is known as much for his flamboyant lifestyle as his low scoring and go-for-it attitude.

“I love it,” says Armour III about the game of golf. “I look forward to getting up every day to play golf. It hit me one day about 10 years ago that you only get one trip, brother. Enjoy it.”

List of Achievements

  • Grandson of the Silver Scot, Tommy Armour
  • Star player at Bishop Gorman High School
  • Grew up on the fairways of the Desert Inn Golf Club
  • 1990 PGA Tour Phoenix Open Champion
  • 2003 PGA Tour Valero Texas Open
  • 1993 Mexican Open Champion
  • 1994 NIKE Tour Miami Valley Open Champion
  • 1994 NIKE Tour Cleveland Open Champion
  • Shot record 60 at Las Vegas Country Club during 1999 Las Vegas Invitational
  • Owns PGA Tour 72-hole scoring record of 254 at 2003 Valero Texas Open
  • Played in nearly 600 career PGA Tour events
  • Collected more than $8 million in earnings
  • In 2010, has played on the Champions Tour