Herron was a first team All-American in 1992 &1993 at the University of New Mexico and in 1993 played on the U.S. Walker Cup Team, going 3-0 at Interlachen in his home state of Minnesota. He earned his PGA Tour card with a 12th place finish at 1995 Q-School. He won his seventh start on the PGA Tour, taking the 1996 Honda Classic wire-to-wire after an opening-round 62. . . His nickname is "Lumpy.". . .Grandfather Carson Lee Herron played in the 1934 U.S. Open and won state titles in Minnesota and Iowa. . . His father, Carson, played in 1963 U.S. Open. . . Is one of only two players that has defeated Tiger Woods in the U.S. Amateur. Herron beat Tiger in the second round in 1992.
3 - 1996 Honda Classic; 1997 LaCantera Texas Open; 1999 Bay Hill Invitational.
1994 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 0; money $6,894 (ranked 121st); best finish, T11th, Nike Shreveport Open.
1995 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.44 (ranked 11th); money $69,534 (ranked 25th); best finish, T3rd, Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.
1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.15 (ranked T84th); money $475,670 (ranked 39th); winner at the Honda Classic.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.85 (ranked T66th); money $640,997 (ranked 33rd); winner at the La Cantera Texas Open
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.81 (ranked T50th); money $525,373 (ranked 54th); best finish, T4th Tucson Chrysler Classic.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.24 (ranked T20th); money $1,511,202 (ranked 22nd); winner, Bay Hill Invitational.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 94 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 4; money $731,925 (ranked 65th); best finish 7th at the Kemper Insurance Open and John Deere Classic
Scoring - 70.64 / (41st); driving distance - 285.0 / (12th); driving accuracy -64.3% / (153rd); GIR - 66.8% / (77th); putting - 1.781 / (107th); birdie average - 3.64 per rd / (55th) / total birdies - 342; sand saves - 63.2% / (5th); scrambling - 60.7% / (72nd); all-around rank - 547 / (45th).
Ten, top-10 finishes, fifth straight year with over ten top-10s
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 91 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 3; money $945,441 (ranked 57th); best finish T-3rd at the Greater Milwaukee Open
Scoring - 70.73 / (58th); driving distance - 288.9 / (17th); driving accuracy -65.7% / (141st); GIR - 70.3% / (19); putting - 1.795 / (160th); birdie average - 3.45 per rd / (132nd) / total birdies - 314; sand saves - 50.7% / (116th); scrambling - 56.6% / (158th); all-around rank - 727 / (84th).
Has now finished in the top-75 of the money list every year he has been on the PGA Tour (1996).
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 99 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 3; money $954,917 (ranked 67th); best finish T-2nd at the Greater Milwaukee Open.
Scoring - 70.68 / (45th); driving distance - 293.2 / (7th); driving accuracy -58.2% / (196th); GIR - 65.4% / (108th); putting - 1.755 / (46th); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (94th) / total birdies - 359; sand saves - 53.5% / (64th); all-around rank - 617 / (52nd).
Keys to the season was an improved Putting Average, 26th at 1.745. Ranked as low as 160th in 2001 at 1.795
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 100; in money - 21; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $2,176,390 Rank (25th); Best finish: 2nd at the Reno-Tahoe Open & WGC-American Express Championship
Scoring - 70.37 / (37th); Driving Distance - 290.9 / (58th); Driving Accuracy - 65.3% / (116th); GIR - 65.8% / (86th); Putting - 1.745 / (26th); Birdie Average - 3.91 per rd / (29th) / Total Birdies - 391; Sand Saves - 55.7% / (24th); All-Around Rank - 449 / (20th)
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