About Tom Gillis

By Brian Moritz

Tom Gillis is a professional golfer from Pontiac, Michigan. He turned pro in 1990 and has played on both the Nationwide and PGA tours.

Background

Gillis was born on July 16, 1968. He attended Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Professional debut

Gillis made his pro debut in August, 1990, at the Ben Hogan Dakota Dunes Open. He shot a three-round score of 209 and finished in a tie for 49th place.

First victory

Gillis won his first pro tournament in 1994, when he won the Jamaican Open.

Second victory

In June of 2009, Gillis took first place at the Nationwide Tour Players Cup at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia. He shot a 15-under-par score of 273 and won $108,000.

Fun Fact

In 2003, Tom's rookie season on the PGA Tour, he was sponsored by GM Goodrich. Gillis's father worked for GM Goodrich for 32 years.

About The Author

Brian Moritz is an award-winning journalist living in upstate New York. Since 1999, he's written for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Fort Worth Star Telegram, St. Anthony's Messenger, the Portland Press-Herald, the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin and The Times Herald in Olean, N.Y. He's now a graduate student at Syracuse University.

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