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John Harris

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Residence: Edina, Minn.
  • Birthdate: June 13, 1952
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 2002
  • College: Minnesota
  • Eligibility Code: 8,10

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Player Notes

Created the Harris-Homeyer Insurance Company in January 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 linemate. . . 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 Victories

Champions Tour
1 - 2006 Commerce Bank ChampionshipOther Victories: 1974 Minnesota State Amateur. 1987 Minnesota State Amateur. 1988 Minnesota State Mid-Amateur. 1989 Minnesota State Amateur. 1990 Minnesota State Mid-Amateur. 1991 Minnesota State Mid-Amateur. 1992 Minnesota State Mid-Amateur. 1993 U.S. Amateur. 1994 Minnesota Open. 1995 Minnesota Open. 1999 Minnesota State Mid-Amateur. 2000 Minnesota State Amateur. 2001 Crump Cup. 2002 Terra Cotta Cup.

Career Summary

2002 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 12; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring average - 71.34 (ranked 30th); money - $557,479 (ranked 33rd); best finish - T-5th SAS Championship.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 25; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.33 (ranked 34th); money - $482,370 (ranked 34th); best finish - T-3rd Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.65 (ranked 43rd); money - $651,016 (ranked 29th); best finish - Win Commerce Bank Championship.

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