Tom Whitney

Tom Whitney

Height: 6'3" (1.9 m)
Weight: 200 (91 kg)
Age: 34 (May 16, 1989)
Birthplace: South Lake Tahoe, California
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Family: Wife, Jess; Skyler, Zoey, Owen, Charlotte Bobbie

Education: United States Air Force Academy 2010, Social Sciences
Special Interests: Woodworking, DIY projects
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Little Elm, TX, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 30 in 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List (thru 2024)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Victories (1):
2019 (1) 88 Abierto OSDE del Centro presentado por FiberCorp-Telecom.
International Victories (2):

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

66 - 2024 The American Express (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#67 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#245 : 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta

Career Largest Paycheck:

$156,536 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open (Finished 13)

2022-23 Season Highlights


Finished No. 21 on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List, earning his first PGA TOUR card (top 30 from Points List) and becoming the second United States Air Force Academy graduate to earn TOUR membership (Kyle Westmoreland/Class of 2022). Posted six top-10s, half of which were top-three finishes, across 23 starts; he entered the 2023 season with one top-three finish and seven top-10s in 94 career starts on the Korn Ferry Tour. Posted a T3 finish at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club, the second event of the season, and remained in the top 30 of the Points List for the remainder of the season. Recorded a career-high T2 finish at the Club Car Championship at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 6 17 1 2 4 $168,631
2024 3 9 1 1 2 109 $156,536
2018 3 8 1 2 $12,095
(A) - Amateur

Personal


  • Fulfilled a four-year term on active duty before leaving the Air Force in May 2014 to pursue a career in professional golf.
  • As an Air Force officer he was a nuclear missile operator between 2010 and 2014.
  • Enjoys woodworking and working on do-it-yourself projects around the house.
  • Represents Folds of Honor because of his military background.
  • His wife, Jess, is a Major in the Air Force Reserve, and his brother was a Major in the Air Force.
  • In 2015, he left his wife in the hospital while she was in the early stages labor to play in a playoff for the U.S. Open Local Qualifier (the course was minutes from the hospital). After a bogey on the first hole, he immediately left the course to go to the hospital. To this day, he tells people she cost me the 2015 U.S. Open.
  • Supports Dallas-based non-profit One Tribe Foundation in honor of his older brother, Bob, a former United States Air Force major. Tom lost Bob to suicide in 2020, and One Tribe Foundation raises awareness for suicide prevention among veterans.