Golf Legend Tom Weiskopf Passes Away at 79

Golf legend Tom Weiskopf has passed away at the age of 79 following a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. 

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. 

Weiskopf’s Career 

Weiskopf won the 1973 Open Championship to go along with 16 other PGA Tour victories. 

His major victory happened at Royal Troon, where he beat Johnny Miller and Neil Coles by three shots to take the trophy. 

Tom Weiskopf PHOTO: PGA Tour

The Ohio State grad was a four-time runner-up at The Masters, including twice to Jack Nicklaus. 

He noticed 11 top-five finishes in majors. 

Weiskopf also won four times on the Champions Tour, including the 1995 U.S. Senior Open. 

Following his career on the course, Weiskopf worked as an analyst with CBS Sports, ABC and ESPN. 

He also was a prolific course designer along with Jay Morrish. 

Weiskopf is credited with designs at TPC Scottsdale, Troon North GC, and Loch Lomond in Scotland. 

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