Tom Watson Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? unknown is a star as a American professional golfer. Born in Kansas City, Missouri USA on the 4th September 1949 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m), unknown has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of Thomas Sturges Watson have stuck. With regards to personal life unknown has attended Stanford University, has a degree in psychology (1971). Michael Watson, Meg Watson Hilary Watson (m. 1999), Linda Rubin (m. 1972-1997) Sally Watson, Ray Watson are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $25 Million.

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Tom fell in love with the golf at the early age of four, when he played with his father. He was soon introduced to the coach Stan Thirsk at the Kansas City Country Club, and began to develop his skills. Tom attended Pembroke Country-Day School, and while there he was a member of his high school team and had extraordinary results, which led to local recognition. Tom then enrolled at Stanford University, from which he graduated with a degree in psychology in 1971. While at Stanford, Tom was a member of the golf and table tennis teams.

Before his professional career began, Tom won the Missouri State Amateur championships four times, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971. Tom`s professional career began in 1974, but in the beginning, he struggled a lot to accomplish results comparable to his amateur days. However, in 1974 he befriended Byron Nelson, who became his mentor, and with him on the side, Tom won his first title at the Western Open. Once that first win was under his belt, Watson continued to line up success after success; in 1975 he won his first Open Championship, becoming one of just four players since the Second World War to win the Open on their debut, others include Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Lema (1964), and Ben Curtis (2003).

In 1977, his net worth increased a lot, as he won his first Masters Championship, an accomplishment he repeated in 1981, when he also won his second Open Championship. Furthermore to his success in the 1977 year, Tom was named PGA Player of the Year, and he also won his first Vardon Trophy, an award he won twice more, in 1978 and 1979 having the best scoring average for the PGA year.

In 1980, he won his third Open Championship, and fourth PGA Player of the Year award, increasing further his net worth.

To speak more of his outstanding career, Tom won the US Open in 1982, and another Open Championship trophy was brought to his collection one year later, adding to his net worth.

However, by the late 1980s his performance level had declined, and since then, Watson has only managed to win smaller tournaments and to record a few victories, nevertheless, this all increased his net worth.

Overall, Tom is in the 6th place in total victories, the only golfers who have more wins are Tiger Woods, Hogan, Walter Hagen, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.

Since 1999, Tom has been a member of the Champions Tour, where he has 14 wins including six senior majors, while playing a limited schedule of events.

Watson has also four Ryder Cup appearances, and he won one with his team in 1993. Furthermore he served as a captain for the 2014 American team in the Ryder Cup held in Scotland.

Tom is also a founder of the Tom Watson Design Company, which has designed several golf courses, including Phoenix Resort, Miyazaki, Japan, Independence Course at Reunion Resort & Club in Orlando Florida, and others.

Regarding his personal life, Tom was married to Linda Rubin(1972-97) and has been married to Hilary since 1999 – he has five children, three of whom are stepchildren.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $25 Million
  • Date Of Birth: 4th September 1949
  • Place Of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri USA
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
  • Profession: American professional golfer
  • Education: Stanford University, has a degree in psychology (1971)
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Hilary Watson (m. 1999), Linda Rubin (m. 1972-1997)
  • Children: Michael Watson, Meg Watson
  • Parents: Sally Watson, Ray Watson
  • Nicknames: Thomas Sturges Watson
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  • Joined the pro tour in 1971.
  • Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • Professional golfer.


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