Full Biography of Jim Carter

Jim Carter is an American professional golfer. He was born on 24th June 1961 in Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States. According to his birth year, he is now 58 years old. His full name is Jim Laver Carter, and his nickname is Prez. Jim Carter graduated in business from Arizona State University in 1984. He became a professional golf player in 1985. He also worked at Merrill Lynch from 2006 to 2009 as a financial advisor. Jim Carter lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his spouse Cyndi. And they have three children. Jim Carter’s height is 6’1″ (1.85 m), and weight is 185 pounds (84 kg). Jim Carter has an interest in outdoor games, hiking, exercise, and mountain biking. He also likes to spend time with his family. At an early age, he was very fond of playing basketball and wrestling, and he also earned the honour in these games.

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Career: In his early life (before turned into professional), he won 7 awards.  In 1979 he won two events. These are Arizona State High School and Mesa City Amateur. In 1981 he won Arizona State Amateur. In 1983 he won two events. These are Southwestern Amateur and NCAA Championship. In 1984 he won two events. These events are Arizona State Amateur and Southwestern Amateur.

After becoming a professional, Jim Carter played many events. In his whole career, he won 10 games- one in PGA Tour, one in Korn Ferry Tour (KFT), and eight in other events. Qualifying for the PGA Tour was a big struggle for him, but somehow he passed it and won 1 PGA Tour events in 2000.

In his whole professional career, he played-

PGA Tour events:

  1. Total events: 460.
  2. Total earned: $4,766,778
  3. He won: 1 event in 2000.

PGA Tour Championship:

  1. Total events: 71.
  2. Total earned: $968,755.
  3. Won: None.

Korn Ferry Tour:

  1. Total events: 98.
  2. Total earned: $254,750
  3. He won: 1 event in 1994.

Career Highlight

Season 1986: Jim Carter won at Kingman Open in 1986.

Season1987: In 1987 he also won at Scottsdale Healthcare Classic. It was his other victory event after he started playing golf like a professional player.

Season 1989: Jim Carter finished this season at the 33rd position in the final money list.

  • Arizona Open Championship: Jim Carter Won at Arizona Open, organized annually and played into three rounds. 

Season 1990: In 1990, Jim lost in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament and finished the season at 172nd in the final money list.

Season 1992: Wigwam Classic: Won at Wigwam Classic.

Season 1993: In 1993, Jim Carter played at Nationwide Tour and finished this season at six top-ten positions.

Season 1994: In 1994 he won one event, and at three games, he became runner-up. He finished the year at the fourth position in the final money list at Nationwide Tour.

  • NIKE New Mexico Charity Classic: Won at NIKE New Mexico Charity Classic.

Season 1995: Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic: Finished at T3.

Season 1996: Out of 31 tournaments, Jim Carter made 25 cuts and finished this year at two top-10 positions.

  • Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic: Finished at T8.
  • Buick Open: He finished at T3 and gained 14.00 points.
  • Arizona Open: Again, he won the Arizona Open.

Season 1997: Buick Challenge: Jim finished the Buick Challenge at the ninth position. It was one of the best tournaments over this season.

  • Buick Classic: Another best tournament over this season was Buick Classic. He finished it in the fifth position. 

Season 1998: Jim Carter finished this season at the top 25 in eight tournaments, and three of them were in the top 10.

  • Freeport-McDermott Classic: Freeport-McDermott Classic was the best tournament this year. He finished this tournament at T3.

Season 1999: Buick Classic: In 1999, the Buick Classic was a successful event for Jim. He finished this event at T5 and in the top-10 position.

Season 2000: This year, he positioned the top 50 in the money list at the PGA Tour 2000. He has also withdrawn the PGA Championship this year.

  • MCI Classic: MCI Classic had four rounds, and he finished in T57.
  • Touchstone Energy Tucson Open: Won the T. Energy Tucson Open and gained career’s highest point (24.00) till now.

Season 2001: In 2001 Jim Carter played a total of 28 events in the PGA Tour. He made a total of 23 cuts and missed five cuts. And Carter finished this season in the top 25 in one tournament.

Season 2002: In 2002, Carter played the three major championships. In U.S. Open, he finished at T24 (it was the best performance in this championship). In the PGA Championship, he missed the halfway cut, and in the Open Championship, he finished at T69. Jim Carter finished this season in the top 100 positions in the final money list. Jim’s best performance over this season was at FedEx St. Jude Classic and Canon Greater Hartford Open. He finished both the events at T5.

Season 2003: This season Carter played 33 PGA Tour events, but he could not finish at the top 25 in a single tournament.

Season 2004: Tommy Bahama Desert Marlin: Won the Tommy Bahama Desert Marlin.

Season 2005: Carter finished this season on the PGA Tour money list at the 216th position.

Season 2006: Jim Carter played only three events on the PGA Tour and one event on the Nationwide Tour.

Season 2009: Played six events on Korn Ferry Tour and made one cut, finished the Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha at T59.

Season 2010: Jim Carter played five events on PGA Tour, and 11 events in Korn Ferry Tour (KFT).

  • Michael Hill New Zealand Open: Among 11 KFT, he finished the Michael Hill New Zealand Open at T9 (best performance).

Season 2011: Played 13 KFT events and earned three top 25 positions. He missed the cut in the Senior Open Championship and Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

  • Champions Tour Q-School: Finished at T6. It was a PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
  • Mylan Classic: Finished at T18.
  • U.S. Senior Open Championship: Finished at T50.
  • Melwood Prince George’s County Open Presented by Under Armour: Finished at T17.
  • Stadion Classic at UGA: Finished at T18.

Season 2012: This season he missed the cut in the Sony Open and the True South Classic.

  • Senior PGA Championship: He showed the best performance in the Senior PGA Championship and finished at T12.
  • ACE Group Classic: Finished at T16.

Season 2013: Montreal Championship: Among six events, it was his best finish at T17.

  • Arizona Senior Open: Won the Arizona Senior Open.

Season 2014: Quebec Championship: Jim Carter Finished at T5 (best performance).

  • Arizona Senior Open: Won the Arizona Senior Open.

Season 2015: U.S. Senior Open Championship: Finished the U.S. Senior Open Championship at T15.

Season 2016: 2016 was the best season for Jim Carter because he played 17 best events in his whole career. This season he didn’t miss any cut. Finished one event at second, one in top 10, and 5 in top 25.

  • Shaw Charity Classic: Finished at T12.
  • Tucson Conquistadores Classic: Jim Carter Finished in the second position.

Season 2017: This year he played 21 events. In this season, the two best tournaments were Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship (finished at T17) and 3M Championship (spent at T23).

Season 2018: This year he played only two official events and earned a total of $5206.

Among four major championships, Jim Carter played three titles. The U.S. Open (best performance T24 in 2002), PGA Championship (best performance T56 in 1989), and the Open Championship (best performance T69 in 2002). Jim didn’t play the Masters Tournament.

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