Player Profiles

LEONARD THOMPSON

Birthdate: January 1, 1947

Birthplace: Laurinburg, N.C.

Age: 59 Ht: 6'1" Wt: 215

Home: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

College: Wake Forest

Turned Professional: 1970

Joined PGA Tour: 1971

Joined Champions Tour: 1997

Champions Tour Playoff record: 2-0

PGA Tour Wins: 3 - 1974 Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic, 1977 Pensacola Open & 1989 Buick Open.

Champions Tour Wins: 3 - 1998 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, 2000 State Farm Senior Classic, 2001 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship.

Player Notes: Played collegiate golf at Wake Forest with Lanny Wadkins and Joe Inman. Played on the PGA Tour between 1971 and 1996; in 706 starts won three times. He was runner-up five times and had 69 top-10 finishes.

1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.11; money $29,790 (ranked 223rd); best finish T-14th, Quad City Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.22 (ranked 20th); money $384,806 (ranked 40th); T-5th at U.S. Senior Open.

1998 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 35; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 71.39 (ranked 25th); money $927,753 (ranked 14th); winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 36; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.42 (ranked 35th); money $635,095 (ranked 29th); Winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.92 (ranked 28th); money $1,013,837 (ranked 15th); Winner, State Farm Senior Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.30 (ranked 28th); money $893,881 (ranked 21st); winner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.43 (ranked 65th); money $308,813 (ranked 56th); best finish, T-5th BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland.

2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -25; top 10 finishes -2; stroke average 71.66 (ranked 49th); money $372,079 (ranked 44th); Best finish, T-2nd Emerald Coast Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.81 (ranked 67th); money $228,672 (ranked 60th); Best finish, T-9th Toshiba Senior Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.87 (ranked 52nd); money $292,241 (ranked 54th); Best finish, T-7th Bank of America Championship.