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Tom Byrum

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Born in Onida, South Dakota, Tom Byrum 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 a victory 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.

 

18 Questions with Tom Byrum


1. Favorite hole in golf

#6 at Pebble Beach


2. Favorite adult beverage and/or soft drink

Moscow Mule


3. When did you start playing

16 years old


4. Current flat stick

TaylorMade Spider


5. Low tournament round and location

9 under, Kingsmill Virginia River Course


6. Favorite golfer of all time

Ben Hogan


7. Best golf advice you ever received

’97 PGA at Winged Foot, Byron Nelson told me “In these tough conditions don't get worried about making some bogies.. everyone else will be too."


8. Home course

TPC San Antonio


9. Favorite Masters moment 

Jack Nicklaus winning at 46 years old


10. How many years have you been on tour

27 years, 20 on the PGA Tour and 7 on the Champions Tour


11. What's your dream foursome

Hogan, Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, self


12. Favorite vacation spot

Cabo San Lucas Mexico


13. If you had to choose your last meal what would it be

Beef Stroganoff


14. Fish, surf, ski or snowboard

Fish


15. Who got you started playing

Father


16. Favorite NFL, MLB and NBA teams

Patriots, No Fav MLB, Spurs


17. Pre-tournament round ritual 

Putt, chip, bunker shots, full swing, putt again & tee off

 

18. Pool or pond

Pond

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