Former Master champ Bernhard Langer and dark horse Tom Pernice Jr. share the lead at the Allianz Championship.
Vijay Singh has withdrawn from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and it remains to be seen whether it will be his last PGA Tour event for a while.
Tom focuses his charitable efforts on the University of Iowa Foundation, whose mission is to advance the University of Iowa and fulfill the aspirations it seeks. One of the University of Iowa’s professors, Dr. Edwin M. Stone, is researching Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, the same degenerative genetic disorder Tom’s daughter Brooke has that causes her blindness. Dr. Stone’s clinical trials have led people with LCA to regain their vision in the past few years. By supporting Dr. Stone’s research, Tom hopes Brooke and others with that disorder may regain their sight.
Tom Pernice, Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended UCLA and graduated in 1981. During his time there, he was a two-time All-American and PAC-10 Player of the Year in 1981. Pernice turned pro in 1982. Tom’s PGA TOUR victories include the 1999 Buick Open and the 2001 INTERNATIONAL Presented by Qwest. His best finish in a major is T-13 at the 1989 US Open.Read Full Biography