Tom Wargo

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Tom Wargo
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Amos Tom Wargo
Born (1942-09-16) September 16, 1942 (age 79)
Marlette, Michigan
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Centralia, Illinois
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
Champions Tour 4
European Seniors Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1995
PGA Championship T28: 1992

Amos Tom Wargo (born September 16, 1942) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship–one of the major championships on the men's Senior PGA Tour.

Wargo was born in Marlette in the heart of "The Thumb" of Michigan, and grew up on a nearby dairy farm. He attended Mayville High School. He did not play golf until he taught himself to play at age 25. Prior to his career as a professional golfer, he had worked as an iron worker, assembly-line autoworker, bartender and fisherman in Alaska. He turned pro in 1976.

Wargo spent most of his regular PGA career years as the head club pro at the Greenview GC that he co-owns in Centralia, Illinois. In 1992, he received the PGA Club Professional-of-the-Year award. Wargo played in only a handful of PGA Tour events. His best finish in a PGA Tour event, which happened to be a major championship, was a T-28 at the 1992 PGA Championship.

After reaching the age of 50, Wargo joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1993. He has four victories including a senior major championship and over 100 top-10 finishes in this venue. He lives in Centralia, Illinois.

Professional wins (10)

Regular career wins (5)

  • 1988 Illinois PGA Section Championship
  • 1990 Gateway PGA Sectional Championship, Irvin Cobb Championship
  • 1991 PGA Club Professional Winter Stroke Play Championship, Gateway PGA Sectional Championship

Senior PGA Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 18, 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship −13 (69-69-67-70=275) Playoff Australia Bruce Crampton
2 Mar 27, 1994 Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic −7 (71-66-72=209) 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
3 Jun 22, 1995 Dallas Reunion Pro-Am −13 (64-64-69=197) 7 strokes United States Dave Eichelberger, United States Dave Stockton
4 Feb 27, 2000 Invitational −14 (65-69-68=202) Playoff United States Gary McCord, United States J. C. Snead

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1993 PGA Seniors' Championship Australia Bruce Crampton Won with par on second extra hole
2 1995 Emerald Coast Classic United States Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 1996 Bell Atlantic Classic United States Dale Douglass, United States John Schroeder Douglass won with birdie on third extra hole
4 2000 Invitational United States Gary McCord, United States J. C. Snead Won with birdie on third extra hole
Snead eliminated with par on first hole

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

European Seniors Tour wins (1)

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1993 PGA Seniors' Championship −13 (69-69-67-70=275) Playoff1 Australia Bruce Crampton

1 Won it on the second playoff hole.

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