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John Harris

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Residence: Edina, Minn.
  • Birthdate: 6/13/1952
  • Age: 55 Ht.:6'-0"
  • Turned Pro: 2002
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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 and 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

Other
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

Champions Tour Playoff Record: 1-0 Champions Tour Victories: 1 - 2006 Commerce Bank Championship 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. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 71.59 (ranked 43rd); money - $461,207 (ranked 39th); best finish - T-3rd 3M Championship.

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