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Tom Kite to return to action on the PGA Tour

Tom Kite plans to rejoin the PGA Tour in a month, becoming the oldest exempt player in tour history.

A newly elected member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Kite, 55, is taking a one-time exemption available to players who rank among the top 50 on the PGA Tour money list, which does not include earnings from the Champions Tour. Kite ranks 44th on that list, with more than $10.9 million.

"I just want to have some fun with it," said Kite, who won 19 events on the PGA Tour before joining the over-50 Champions Tour in 2000.

The idea came to Kite after he qualified for the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, where he shot 72-71 in the first two days and glided easily into the weekend.

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