The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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John Harris

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Residence: Edina, Minn..
  • Birthdate: June 12, 1952
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 2002
Player Notes

Created the Harris-Homeyer Insurance Company in Jan. 1979 with Bill Homeyer, father of current U.S. Women's Open champion, Hillary Lunke...Attended the University of Minnesota on a hockey scholarship, but also played golf, earning first team All-America honors in golf in 1974...Was legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks'first captain at Minnesota and was the second leading scorer for the 1974 team that won the NCAA Championship. Younger brother, Robby, was a line mate...Also started for Minnesota in 1971 when the Gophers were NCAA runners-up...Played briefly for the New England Whalers minor league team in 1975, but left hockey to pursue a golf career in 1976...Father started him playing golf and he grew up on a nine-hole course with sand greens in northern Minnesota...Is a member of the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame and the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame...Received the Warren Rebholz Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Golf Association in 1999...Lists Augusta National GC as his favorite course... He first turned professional in 1976, then regained his amateur status in 1983, then turned professional again when he turned 50 in 2002... Winner 1993 U.S. Amateur... Member of 1993, '95, '97 & 2001 Walker Cup team. Has qualified for 32 USGA events including 17 U.S. Amateurs, 15 Mid-Amateurs, 3 USGA State Team Championship and 2 U.S. Opens.

Career Summary

2002 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 12; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.10 (ranked N/A); money $100,637 (ranked 91st); Best finish, T-14th SBC Senior Open.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -23; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 71.24 (ranked 40th); money $324,304 (ranked 49th); Best finish, T-11th FleetBoston Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 25; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.34 (ranked 30th); money $557,479 (ranked 33rd); Best finish, T-5th SAS Championship.

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