Tom Weiskopf, an American professional golfer, passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Thomas Daniel Weiskopf was a professional golfer who played in the PGA and Champions tournaments. On August 20, 2022, Weiskopf passed away after battling cancer for many years.
Weiskopf was one of the most famous golfers in the world. His most successful run was in the 1970s. Between 1968 and 1982, he won 16 PGA Tour titles, including the 1973 Open Championship.
As he got old, he moved his career direction more towards gold course designing. Later on, he became a booming gold course architect.
Weiskopf was so successful and reputed that he designed more than 40 gold courses, including Loch Lomond. Lock Lomond was used for the Scottish Open venue from 1995 to 2010.
Weiskopf didn’t stop there. He became a sports analyst for famous sports television such as ESPN, ABC Sports, and CBS.
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What Happened To Tom Weiskopf?
When Top Weiskopf was 77 years old, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The cancer was identified after Tom made a pancreatic cancer diagnosis to confirm it. The reason behind the diagnosis was Tom experienced intense stomach pain in November 2020.
The golfer was immediately rushed to the hospital in Montana; a CT scan revealed a tumor on his pancreas.
After battling cancer for two years, Tom passed away on August 21, 2022. According to the hospital, a pandemic also worsened the golfer’s health as diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic made it even more challenging to perform a diagnosis.
Tom Weiskopf Health Updates & Illness
After suffering from pancreatic cancer, his second wife took Tom to multiple hospitals. Even on Thanksgiving day, Tom flew to Miami for various tests. Numerous tests showed that Tom had cancer.
On December 10, 2020, Tom started his treatment. After consulting with professional doctors, Tom and his second wife, Laurie, had high hopes that the golfer would become healthy again.
As per Laurie, Tom even planned to return to the gold course in summer and go hunting in the fall. But it was just wishful thinking. Tom Watson revealed the death of Weiskopf through a tweet.
During his battle with cancer, he had many supports, including a sportswear business, Straight Down. The company honored Tom by providing him $2 for each sale during April.
Tom Weiskopf’s Net Worth
Tom Weiskopf was one of the wealthiest golfers in the world. He was reported to have a net worth of $2 million. The thirteen times PGA winner had earned fame and fortune out of his career.
The golfing community nick-named Tom Weiskopf as ‘The Towering Inferno’ due to his tremendous power, high ball striking, and excellent control.
The former golfer earned most of his fortune as a professional golfer and golf course designer. Tom has a Golf Course Architect with 40 designs under his belt.
Tom’s first PGA Tour win was at the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational in 1968. He went on to win 14 more of them by 1982. In 1973, Tom got the second spot in the ranking of the best golfer in the world; this was his final year as a PGA golfer.
Tom also served as a gold analyst for CBS sports for 5 years. Later, he played in many Senior PGA tours and won.
Tom Weiskopf’s Age
Tom Weiskopf was born in Massillon, Ohio, on November 21, 1942. He was 79 years old after he passed away.
Tom has been married twice – he married his first wife, Jeanne Weiskopf, in 1966. The couple split after 33 years. He married his second wife, Laurie Weiskopf.