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Tom Kite

Kite, Tom (Thomas O. Kite, Jr.), 1949–, American golfer, b. Austin, Tex. The 1973 Professional Golfers Association Rookie of the Year, he was also the 1989 Player of the Year. He won the 1992 U.S. Open, and was a member of the 1993 U.S. Ryder Cup team. The 1981 winner of the Vardon Trophy (for the lowest stroke average), he led the PGA in earnings that year and from 1989 through 1994 was the career earnings leader.

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